Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Review: Pavement, Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement


Quarantine the Past


“Quarantine The Past: The Best of Pavement” pulls together re-recorded tracks, with the help of a drum machine, into a one stop shop for classic Pavement and new takes on the familiar heavy guitar distortion style. While I usually withhold praise and adoration for “Best Of” albums, “Quarantine The Past” is worth a listen, especially for those unfamiliar with Pavement’s style. Commercial success and the retirement of drummer Mark Ibold leaves “Quarantine The Past” as possibly the group's final album. While not groundbreaking, the album does contain tracks worth a listen. Check out “Gold Soundz,” “Frontwards,” “Stereo,” and “Summer Babe (Winter Version),” for a healthy taste of what has made the Pavement sound a lasting success.

-- Andrew Glass

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aside from the absence of Major League and Elevate Me Later, this compilation is great.