Wowee Zowee (studio album) by Pavement

Wowee Zowee by Pavement
Year: 1995
Overall rank: 687th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 450 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1995 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (122nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (687th)
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Pavement bestography

Wowee Zowee is ranked 3rd best out of 13 albums by Pavement on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pavement is Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain which is ranked number 175 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,018.

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Wowee Zowee track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 84 (86 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (70 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 86 (99 votes)Comments: 0
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Wowee Zowee ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 450 votes)
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06/22/2022 15:27 Jakor  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,73972/100
 
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06/07/2022 22:28 Ryguzapi  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 12492/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.4/100, a mean average of 78.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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75/100
From 01/21/2022 17:51
An inconsistent bag of songs that ,with trimming down, could be competing amongst the best of all time. There is so much potential on this album such as great songs like We Dance, Grounded, Father To A Sister Of Thought and many more. All of these have fantastic and unique instrumentation blended with a great vocal and lyrical combo to create 3 or 4 minutes of pure musical entertainment. If the album was 9 or 10 tracks long then it would be so infectious that it would be hard not to be constantly drawn back to this record. However, it is those 8 or 9 filler tracks that let the album down by being a bit too weak and dull. They seem really off tempo on these songs and really slow down the experience almost to a point where I am a little bored. The record also slows down in terms of quality nearer the end of the album with most of the weaker cuts being around there. With that being said, I do get drawn back to this album a lot and some of the songs on here are some of my favourite Pavement tracks. Overall, an album with so much potential which is let down by the weaker moments but it has made me excited to do a deeper dive on their other music as this was quite enjoyable.
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85/100
From 12/20/2020 16:16
Awesome overall with just a bit of a slowdown in the second half.
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85/100
From 07/02/2019 15:57
Really good album.

Favorites: Rattled By The Rush, Grounded, Grave Architecture, AT&T, Flux = Rad
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85/100
From 12/14/2018 15:55
Got to love an album that starts off with a line like "There is no castration fear"

Great album, although admittedly not all 18 tracks are as great as "We Dance"
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95/100
From 09/08/2017 16:16
Best Tracks: Serpentine Pad, Father to a Sister of Thought
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80/100
From 05/10/2017 15:01
There's a lot of filler on this album, but the songs that are good are some of the best songs pavement recorded. Rattled by the Rush, Grounded, At&t, Kennel District are some of the best songs ever in my opinion. Grave Architecture, Black Out, Father to a Sister of a Thought and more are also pretty good. But then you also have songs like Expedition and Serpentine Pad that bring it down a little. Still a very good album though, would recommend.
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95/100
From 03/27/2017 19:10
There is absolutely no doubt that Wowee Zowee is my favourite Pavement album.
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80/100
From 12/13/2016 07:18
Ok album. Best 10 songs average is 80,2/100 and the album can get ok 80/100. Bit too experimantal for me. Best song is "Father To A Sister Of Thought" good 85/100. All other songs ok to below-average.
Genre: Indie Rock
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From 11/23/2016 21:05
Instant classic.

Pavement's peak in a non-rigid, chaotic sea of great LPs.
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From 06/08/2016 15:39
Wowee zowee, is Pavement's masterpiece. It's an epic record, Stephen Malkmus' white album. Great songs here; rattled by the rush, serpentine pad, and, best friend's arm, are just three of the many wonderful songs on this LP. Slanted and enchanted, is probably most people's choice as best Pavement record, but for me, it's this one. Casual genius.
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