Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition (2008) Fans of the '90s' preeminent lo-fi-literati rockers tend to divide themselves like different gangs from The Warriors — some are fiercely loyal to the clean… 2008-12-09 Pavement Rock
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Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition (2008)

Pavement | Hang around these corners: Pavement
Hang around these corners: Pavement
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Details Release Date: Dec 09, 2008; Lead Performance: Pavement; Genre: Rock

Fans of the '90s' preeminent lo-fi-literati rockers tend to divide themselves like different gangs from The Warriors — some are fiercely loyal to the clean accessibility of 1994's Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, others to '95's more jammy, obtuse Wowee Zowee. But '97's ''mainstream''-friendly Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition, now reissued with 32 extra tracks, is a trove of effortless pleasures, from the pogo-party frolic ''Stereo'' to the rickety, fuzzed-up gem ''Date w/ Ikea.'' Many of the unreleased, B-side, and cover tracks here are less immediate, but no less joyful for the Pavement completist. A

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Originally posted Dec 03, 2008 Published in issue #1025 Dec 12, 2008 Order article reprints