... I know Stephen was a major creative force behind the band... just the whole stink surrounding the album left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Seems like Matador saw teen idol/radioplay potential, and set the marketing wheels in motion.
you overlooked pavement for polvo?! crooked rain crooked rain and slanted and enchanted are 2 amazing albums, check them... the rest of their catalog personally is pretty hit or miss (most of it misses)
This is a pretty nice poster that could have been nicer if not for the insistance of the Malkmus/Matador camp in using Stephen's mug in all of the promotions for that album... which, by the way, seems to me like a last-ditch effort to pad his retirement fund by tossing his comrades aside (since they eat into the profits) and producing what can only be described as a mediocre Pavement album without Pavement...