Slanted And Enchanted (album) by Pavement

Slanted And Enchanted
Slanted And Enchanted by Pavement (1992)
Overall rank: 162nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 983 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1992 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (35th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (162nd)
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Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted - S & E ‘91 Pavement CD (1992)
Condition: Like New
Time left: 9h 11m 5s
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Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted - CD - New
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 1d 12h 1m 17s
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PAVEMENT 'Slanted And Enchanted' Vinyl LP NEW/SEALED
Condition: New
Time left: 1d 21h 10m 47s
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Slanted And Enchanted is ranked as the best album by Pavement.

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From Graeme2 10/25/2019 07:06
First listen since many many years. And it really does still do it for me. Doesn't sound dated at all, probably down to it's lovely lo-fi production. This for me was the perfect follow on from what Nirvana kicked the door open for, exactly what I needed anyways at the time. Some straight up great songs, especially Here, they aren't just relying on the attitude and sound, you could play many of these on an acoustic and they'd be good. I guess this record must have inspired many a band to think they could do it too. What's not great about that? Cheers John peel.
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From Street21221 07/20/2019 17:59
Favorite Tracks:Summer Babe
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From Jameth 06/05/2019 17:04
I can’t believe this junk is ranked ahead of Dirt, Dirty, and 40 Oz. To Freedom.
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From Cargusbralem 03/04/2019 17:01
Can somebody explain to me why this is so highly praised? It definitely has some catchy stuff but the production is so noisy and dry that I can't really enjoy it. Should I just give it more tries (I've given it only 2, to be fair) to digest it? Is it anything like the Aeroplane Over the Sea effect? Which by the way took me like 5 listens to fully love it and give it a 10/10.
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From Sandinistar 12/14/2018 02:34
Only Pavement can be so easy to listen to and so difficult to listen to at the same time. This record is adventurous and catchy, and 100% brilliant.
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From JimagineL 12/10/2018 21:35
This surely would go on to influence other Indie bands. But I never saw anything that special with Pavement for It to be so praised.
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From eharrell 09/20/2018 01:26
Takes many...many listens to get used to. Wonderful album though, that defined 90's indie and indie in general. Summer Babe is an eclectic masterpiece.
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From corenfro 08/08/2018 20:11
A local trivia MC is pretty much spot on with all of the same music I enjoy and is very well studied. He says this is his favorite band so I figured I'd revisit it after being initially unimpressed by my first couple listens a few years ago. So I gave it 3-4 more listens in the last week or so.

It sounds maybe a little ahead of it's time with the indie / lo-fi sound. But in general I can't get that into it. It dramatically falls off in enjoyability after the first 4 songs. There's a song here or there after that point that is good but there's also a lot of (in my opinion) uninspired noise going on. There're even some songs that are just flat out annoying (Conduit for sale)

I'll revisit Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain and see if I can figure out why this band's albums have such an absurdly high rating on this site.
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From elo269megv 07/08/2018 22:14
A really good debut that shows great potential. If it were cut to 10 songs I'd rate it even higher. The first four songs are great, then Zurich, Loretta, Here, States, & Perfume

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Best Albums of 1992
1. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
2. Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine
3. Slanted And Enchanted by Pavement
4. Dirt by Alice In Chains
5. Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twin
6. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
7. Angel Dust by Faith No More
8. Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos
9. Images And Words by Dream Theater
10. Dirty by Sonic Youth
11. Core by Stone Temple Pilots
12. Down Colorful Hill by Red House Painters
13. Wish by The Cure
14. Check Your Head by Beastie Boys
15. 40 Oz. To Freedom by Sublime
16. Bone Machine by Tom Waits
17. Unplugged by Eric Clapton
18. Vulgar Display Of Power by Pantera
19. The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion by The Black Crowes
20. Us by Peter Gabriel
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