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Pavement - Brighten The Corners mp3 album

  • Performer: Pavement
  • Title: Brighten The Corners
  • Genre: Rock
  • Country: US
  • Released: 1997
  • Style: Lo-Fi, Indie Rock
  • MP3 album: 1676 mb
  • FLAC album: 1388 mb
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 314
Pavement - Brighten The Corners mp3 album

Brighten the Corners is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Pavement, recorded in 1996 and released the following year. All songs were written by lead singer Stephen Malkmus, apart from Scott Kannberg's "Date with Ikea" and "Passat Dream". After their last release, Wowee Zowee, Pavement’s drummer, Bob Nastanovich, said of this album, We were going to go into people’s rooms and brighten their corners with music. All tracks written by Stephen Malkmus, except where noted.

And the record is calm, with none of the full-out blasts of noise that marked all of their previous releases.

Stephen Malkmus′ approach is to treat words with immense care and then nonchalance: if he needs to kill time before a chorus, he′ll hammer every syllable home, so that you know the phrase has been cut to fit the metre. Lyrics can be irreplaceable, or they can come as deliberately mundane and colourless as ″summary acts″ or ″lumbar pain″. Narrative is also optional: the album cycles through a number of classic tropes, from chic rock-star misogyny to plaintive country to the blues, each genre milked for its imagery and chord structures, then given a final kiss-off.

Album · 1997 · 12 Songs. See All. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. Slanted & Enchanted (Remastered). Quarantine the Past - The Best of Pavement (Remastered).

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As the album reaches its explosive climaxes, the band still seem ready to be emulated, but it’s still not as if anyone could inject Stereo with as much silliness, and nor could they rip those chords out of thin air as Pavement gracefully decide they might just do, two minutes into the slow and steady – and seemingly dead - Embassy Row. Pavement will remain decisive to the Indie world they helped pave the way for with albums filled with summer, irony, statement, etc etc, but they may never be remembered for enduring getting older


1 Stereo 3:07
2 Shady Lane / J Vs. S 3:51
3 Transport Is Arranged 3:52
4 Date W/ IKEA 2:39
5 Old To Begin 3:22
6 Type Slowly 5:20
7 Embassy Row 3:51
8 Blue Hawaiian 3:33
9 We Are Underused 4:12
10 Passat Dream 3:51
11 Starlings Of The Slipstream 3:08
12 Infinite Spark 5:25

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Sound Performance
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – Treble Kicker Music
  • Published By – I Don't Have One
  • Recorded At – Piedmont Triad
  • Mixed At – Water Music


  • Mixed By – Bryce Goggin, Pavement
  • Performer – Bob Nastanovich, Mark Ibold, Spiral Stairs, S.M.*, Steve West
  • Recorded By – Bryce Goggin, Mitch Easter


All songs © 1997 Treble Kicker Music (Virgin/EMI)
except tracks 4 & 10 © 1997 I Don't Have One (Virgin/EMI).

℗ © 1997 Domino Recording Co.

Made in England

Track 2 is given as 'Shady Lane' and track 4 as 'Date With IKEA' in the inlay.

Recorded in the Piedmont Triad July 15-30 1996.
Mixed Sept. 10-20 at Water Music.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 018766 962482
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5018766962482
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sound Performance logo] 020 8691 2121 WIGCD31
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LP76
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 7308

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OLE 197-1 Pavement Brighten The Corners ‎(LP, Album) Matador OLE 197-1 US 1997
WIGLP31 Pavement Brighten The Corners ‎(LP, Album) Domino WIGLP31 UK 1997
OLE 197-2, CDP 7243 8 55226 2 8 Pavement Brighten The Corners ‎(CD, Album) Matador, Capitol Records OLE 197-2, CDP 7243 8 55226 2 8 US 1997
OLE 197-2 Pavement Brighten The Corners ‎(CD, Album, RE) Matador OLE 197-2 US Unknown
OLE 805-2V Pavement Brighten The Corners: Nicene Creedence Ed. ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM, Adv) Matador OLE 805-2V US 2008

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