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Stephen Malkmus Goes Folk on 'Traditional Techniques'

Stephen Malkmus' Traditional Techniques melds folk-rock flavoring with junk-food surrealism delivered through his characteristic brand of irony.

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Counterbalance No. 124 Pavement's 'Slanted and Enchanted'

I saw your girlfriend and she was eating her fingers, just another meal. But she waits there in the levee wash, mixin' cocktails with a plastic tipped cigar and listening to the 124th most acclaimed album of all time.

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Darlings: Perfect Trip

Pavement-obsessed Brooklynites bow to the altar of their heroes on their debut. In doing so, they find a very comfortable niche to explore in the future.

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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Mirror Traffic

It might be odd to say this about someone who has been around as long as Stephen Malkmus has, but it seems like he's finally comfortable in his own skin on Mirror Traffic.

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Gold Soundz: The 20 Essential Pavement Songs

What better way is there to mark Stephen Malkmus' past milestones and present achievements than to revisit his most memorable Pavement songs?

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Spiral Stairs: The Real Feel

Scott Kannberg's solo debut is aesthetically assured but ultimately a little empty.

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The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks: Real Emotional Trash

Long meandering jams coalesce into Stephen Malkmus' heaviest, most classic rock-influenced Jicks album yet, but where are the songs?

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Stephen Malkmus: Face the Truth

Despite an occasional need for Gas-X, Stephen Malkmus's third post-Pavement album finds him regaining the playfulness and inspiration that made him an indie-rock icon.

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