Happiness: Pavement – Kennel District

One man’s meat is another man’s poison, or so said my old granddad after a healthy dose of Jameson. And the same logic could be applied to Pavement. A band who within the space of a couple tracks could flip between being a melodic tour de force and an off beat cookie collective. This is most obvious on their 3rd album ‘Wowee Zowee’ which had shiny beacon’s like ‘Grave Architecture’, ‘Grounded’, ‘Father To A Sister Of Thought’ and ‘Kennel District’ alongside the very unsingle like ‘Rattle By The Rush’ or the downright psychiatric ‘Brinx Job’. And this after the pure pop of the band’s sophomore ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’, all their ducks appeared to be in a row but Malkmus being Malkmus decided to detour at the sign for obscureville. ‘Kennel District’ came towards the end of the album, almost out of reach, but it’s fluid lines meant that it has ascended to the summit of a back catalogue littered with indie gems. No band has ever been this forgiven for the frustration they inflicted on their fans. KD

Pavement – Kennel District

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Year: 1995

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  1. October 25, 2010

    wowee zowee was the album it took me longest to fall completely in love with. But when I did, there was NO LOOKING BACK. Forever smitten!

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