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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2020


27384 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Always interesting to see where people split on those two - no right answer, they have such different strengths

Crooked Rain's highlights are so delicious. This one is like the scattergun ethic of Slanted + CR's songwriting + a lotta weed

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zakalwe
January 14th 2020


31383 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This has always been me fave. Crooked Rain is essential as well.





Dylan620
January 14th 2020


5361 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a hair better than Crooked Rain for my money, has even more ramshackle charm and flows seamlessly despite (or because of?) how scatterbrained it is.



"Fillmore Jive" is my favorite Pavement song though, and one of my favorite album closers in general

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DoofDoof
January 14th 2020


8512 Comments


Crooked Rain all the way but I respect what this one is going for ✊

AmericanFlagAsh
January 14th 2020


9827 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Slanted all the way, but yeah this one is very good too

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DoofDoof
January 14th 2020


8512 Comments


I would have had you as a Crooked Rain’er or maybe even a Brighten the Corner’er but you must want the ultimate lo-fi

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2020


27384 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Slanted gang yay

Brighten the Corners is like the ultimate honourable mentions album - pretty great, but no-one's ever going to stick it up top

Dylan620
January 15th 2020


5361 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I am also Slanted gang 🤘

AmericanFlagAsh
January 15th 2020


9827 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I do love the lo-fi Doof

Summer Babe is perfection

theBoneyKing
January 15th 2020


19190 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Slanted has 5 or 6 really great tunes, I can't deny that, but the whole thing didn't hold together for me as much as I wanted it to. It'll probably grow on me more with time though.

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AmericanFlagAsh
January 15th 2020


9827 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Slanted is quirkier and more fun, it pleases me as a whole

Crooked Rain is a close second because of consistency yes

DoofDoof
January 15th 2020


8512 Comments


Boney - Summer Babe, Trigger Cut, In the Mouth, Conduit, Zurich and Here?

The last two tunes are a little underrated too

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2020


27384 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Am gonna guess Loretta over Conduit

That album is a glorious dysfunctional mess and shouldn't be taken any other way

AmericanFlagAsh
January 15th 2020


9827 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I fucking love Our Singer

DoofDoof
January 15th 2020


8512 Comments


Saying you don't like Conduit is the same as saying 'I don't want to ever listen to any of the work of The Fall' lol

DoofDoof
January 15th 2020


8512 Comments


yeah Flag, 'Our Singer' is amazing and a little underrated/overlooked

Two States to Fame Throwa is maybe a bit too 'out there'/'I'm wacky' for me sometimes

Then again, Crooked Rain has the double slip of Heaven is a Truck/Hit the Plane which are just ok. The thing with Crooked is the first 7 songs are all incredible and then you ALSO have Range Life and Fillmore Jive which you could honestly make a case for being the two best tunes on the album.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2020


27384 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Our Singer wouldn't work in anything other than the final slot, but it's perfect there

"Saying you don't like Conduit is the same as saying 'I don't want to ever listen to any of the work of The Fall' lol"

Haha true, but Loretta's Scars is a damn sight catchier the first time round

AmericanFlagAsh
January 15th 2020


9827 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

How can I how can I how can I

Make my body shed



For you

theBoneyKing
January 15th 2020


19190 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Doof - that's a pretty close guess yeah, swap "Conduit" for "Our Singer" and you've got the ones I was thinking of. That album really sags in its second half for me - I don't have much time for tracks 10-13, they're fine but don't really excite me.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
January 15th 2020


18772 Comments


"perfume-v" is maybe my favorite from slanted



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