While on holiday in enchanting Denmark I ran into the Nicene Creedence Ed. of the fourth Pavement album Brighten the Corners (which turns 20 years old today). Because I enjoy buying a cd (or some other music related item) in every town I visit, that has a (good) record store, I bought this remaster including bonus cd, at, the very well equipped.
Dec 10, · Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Ed. For a band that often seemed be on the verge of a commercial breakthrough, Pavement made all the right moves-- they just did them in the wrong order. With its crystalline production (courtesy of R.E.M. architect Mitch Easter and Bryce Goggin) and more refined songcraft, /
Nov 01, · Product Description. Vinyl edition of one of the Pavement deluxe re-issues, "Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Ed." from A rather joyous pop explosion after the complications of "Wowee Zowee", "BTC" received /5(52).
Predictably Pavement's 'secret weapon' Spiral Stairs kills 'em softly on his token song, this time the charmingly weird 'Date W/ IKEA'. And the Doug Yule-plays-trip-hop 'Blue Hawaiian' is a nice oddity. But Brighten The Corners feels incredibly unspectacular coming from a band capable of making the best indie music ever/5(10).
Brighten the Corners is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Pavement, recorded in and released the following year. All songs were written by lead singer Stephen Malkmus, apart from Scott Kannberg's "Date with Ikea" and "Passat Dream". After their last release, Wowee Zowee, Pavement’s drummer, Bob Nastanovich, said of this album, “We Genre: Indie rock.
“Date w/ Ikea” is one of a pair of Spiral Stairs tracks, and a peak on the album for its fuzzy pop perfection. “Embassy Row,” while garnering radio play, is a weird one, featuring a minute long intro before bursting into its dirty rock riffs.