Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain Pavement's second record represents that brief interval in 1994 when this slouchy band got a good MTV buzz going with its sardonically catchy anti-style anthem,… Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain Pavement's second record represents that brief interval in 1994 when this slouchy band got a good MTV buzz going with its sardonically catchy anti-style anthem,… Pavement Indie Rock
Music Review

Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (L.A.'s Desert Origins)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Pavement; Genre: Indie Rock

Pavement's second record represents that brief interval in 1994 when this slouchy band got a good MTV buzz going with its sardonically catchy anti-style anthem, ''Cut Your Hair.'' Alas, buzzes don't last, and neither did Pavement. But Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain represents front-man Steve Malkmus' high-water mark as a snarky color commentator on plastic pop culture. And the extras — including demos, unreleased tracks, and a John Peel session — give mucho bang for the buck.

Originally posted Nov 12, 2004 Published in issue #792 Nov 12, 2004 Order article reprints