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Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

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Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Indie Rock

We gave it a B+

These underground heroes try hard to be obscure, from slightly out-of-tune guitars to hieroglyphic liner notes. Deep down, though, Pavement hardly reinvents the wheel; Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain is just a bunch of guys dwelling on topics like skateboarding, plane crashes, girls, and mocking Stone Temple Pilots. When they set those sentiments to bumpy-road drones or a bit of a country lilt — as they do on much of this, their third album — the result has a subtle, ingratiating beauty. B+