23 Songs, 1 Hour 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This career compendium fittingly begins with Stephen Malkmus’ invitation to “go back to those gold sounds,” but true to Pavement’s disjointed nature, it takes a non-chronological mixtape approach. Indie-rock anthems like “Cut Your Hair” rub against the formative Fall worship of “Two States”; the low-key ballad “Here” gets upended by the punk-fuelled chaos of “Unfair.” The tracklist also accommodates non-album oddities like “Unseen Power of the Picket Fence,” a grungy ode to R.E.M. that cheekily toes the line between tribute and critique.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This career compendium fittingly begins with Stephen Malkmus’ invitation to “go back to those gold sounds,” but true to Pavement’s disjointed nature, it takes a non-chronological mixtape approach. Indie-rock anthems like “Cut Your Hair” rub against the formative Fall worship of “Two States”; the low-key ballad “Here” gets upended by the punk-fuelled chaos of “Unfair.” The tracklist also accommodates non-album oddities like “Unseen Power of the Picket Fence,” a grungy ode to R.E.M. that cheekily toes the line between tribute and critique.

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