Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
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Or at least it was well out of reach for me this past week.
1) My wonderful wife & I spent most of the March Break in Las Vegas. Sunny skies, 30 degree weather, wonderful wife, I was incapable of complaining.
2) On Saturday, I had the privilege of seeing my brother perform in the titular role of Pinocchio in the National Ballet of Canada’s production. No chance of an unbiased review there either.
3) Attempting to review a long-beloved album, Pavement’s Slanted & Enchanted, with at least a trace of impartiality.
I put it off throughout the week (I even missed getting it done during Pavement’s week as Artist of the Week), hoping to distance myself from the album a bit, trying to approach it from a different angle.
But it’s simply not going to happen.
Inevitably, any Pavement review of mine will be slanted; I’m unable to be anything less than enchanted by their debut album.
Three strikes, I’m out.
Verbalize the Positive
Now that’s an objectively great trio!