Sunday, 27 January 2013

SONG OF THE WEEK #90: Pavement - "Shady Lane / J vs. S"

"Shady Lane / J vs. S" (Brighten The Corners, 1997) is that rare Pavement song that you can sing along to already on first listen. And that's not to say that Stephen Malkmus was not one of the greatest songwriters of the 90s; it's just that his melodies always need time to sink in (but when they do, eventually, there's no end to your joy), and his wittily nonsensical lyrics that, oh well, speak to you in a way that is both inexplicable and truly heartfelt.

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