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Pig Lib


Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks


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Disc 1:
  # Track Name   MP3 Sample
  1   Water And A Seat    
  2   Ramp Of Death    
  3   (Do Not Feed The) Oyster    
  4   Vanessa From Queens    
  5   Sheets    
  6   Animal Midnight    
  7   Dark Wave    
  8   Witch Mountain Bridge    
  9   Craw Song    
  10   1% Of One    
  11   Us    


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Sending out a call to the swines of modern music, an inspired return from the undisputed guv'nor of independent rock music - "are you ready to be liberated?" What's really great about 'Pig Lib', Malkmus' second solo album, is its faintly sad, understated charm: the work of a musician who you feel is unaware just how good he is. As with his first solo outing, 'Pig Lib' finds Stephen Malkmus tempering Pavement's more audacious art rock leanings and emerging with some of the most insanely catchy and sorely beautiful tunes of the year. What makes these songs really special is their ability to maintain a pop coherency, whilst being genuinely quirky and experimental. "Do Not Feed the Oysters" not only has a great tune, it's also got a beguiling sitar refrain and some mad wavy guitars. "Ramp of Death" has a beautiful half murmured melody, plus a sweet mid range organ line that sounds surprising, and at the same time completely obvious.

In this sense, 'Pig Lib' owes much to The Velvet Underground. Like Lou Reed, Stephen Malkmus has a rare avant-garde melodic touch. He even shares Reed's curiously unmusical vocal style - just sketching the tunes and leaving the listener to join the dots in his head. This is an album that demands to be lived with, nurtured and have attention lavished upon it. Yet another classic, in Malkmus's trash-free catalogue. Recommended.


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Artist: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Album: Pig Lib
Cat #: URA091
Date: 08/04/2003
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Matador
Usually Ships: 2 - 6 weeks
Genres: Alt/Indie/Punk , Pop , Rock
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