Eligible since: 2014 (The 2015 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2019 (ranked #218) .
|Essential Albums (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||Amazon CD|
|Slanted and Enchanted (1992)||☆||♫||♁|
|Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)||☆||♫||♁|
|Essential Songs (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||YouTube|
|Summer Babe (Winter Version) (1991)||☆||♫||☊|
|Cut Your Hair (1994)||☆||♫||☊|
|Gold Soundz (1994)||☆||♫||☊|
Pavement @ Wikipedia
Comments44 comments so far (post your own)
do they deserve to be inducted?
Posted by laserbeard on Tuesday, 08.29.06 @ 22:56pm
Blondie made it, making Pavement's induction into the Hall a no-brainer. They will be inducted and play live together. It's only a matter of time.
Posted by Jackals on Monday, 04.23.07 @ 15:25pm
Well, they did influence some underground bands...but frankly, their fanbase is full of ignorant elitists who think listening to Pavement makes them cool. Plus, the field for this year already includes NIN and Nirvana plus a backlog of artists...if they even have a chance at getting in, it's going to be a good 10 years.
Posted by maplejet on Tuesday, 06.5.07 @ 12:06pm
"their fanbase is full of ignorant elitists who think listening to Pavement makes them cool"
Posted by liam on Monday, 11.12.07 @ 15:24pm
Alright, moving on from that Anon-rams-the-car-into-a-ditch-debacle...... I am asking for those in the know to explain what I am missing with Pavement.
Posted by shawn on Wednesday, 11.21.07 @ 08:12am
No help in understanding Pavement's alure? No support for Pavement?
Posted by shawn on Friday, 11.23.07 @ 09:40am
A 56% likelihood is so ludicrous as to be juvenile fanboy fantasy wishlist stuff. Please - get real.
Posted by shawn on Friday, 11.23.07 @ 09:43am
Well they're one of the earliest and THE most well-known and imitated lo-fi band, lo-fi becoming very prominent as the '90s progressed. You're not "missing" anything, it's just simply not your cup of tea. Nothing wrong with that, but your last post seems like a harsh argument against no one. Why so bitter?
Posted by William on Friday, 11.23.07 @ 10:25am
"Why so bitter?"
Posted by shawn on Friday, 11.23.07 @ 21:36pm
"Why so bitter?"
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 11.23.07 @ 22:54pm
Anon, has there ever been someone who less deserves to be smug than you? Shut your cramhole, you fucking troll.
Posted by shawn on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 08:49am
The bitterness continues on....and such nasty language...
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 12:04pm
Posted by shawn on Saturday, 11.24.07 @ 16:37pm
If Pavement gets in before the Fall - one of their biggest influences - I'll be.....a bit cross.
Posted by liam on Monday, 01.14.08 @ 11:02am
The Fall > Pavement
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 08:16am
Pavement = sucks
Posted by Blue on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 09:34am
I'm not a Pavement fan at all, and I tend to go with Mark E. Smith's line of thinking (that they are a Fall rip-off). I don't think this band had an original idea in its collective body.
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 11:44am
Shawn, have you tried MBV or Cocteau Twins yet?
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 12:03pm
"You know, like giving In The Aeroplane Over The Sea a 10.0 when in actuality it deserves about 7.5"m-Liam
Posted by Blue on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 12:09pm
No, not yet Liam. Haven't been seeking out the new music experiences I was a few months ago - got to get back to that. Thanks for the reminder; I'll try those two and Charlatans UK in the next week.
Posted by Blue on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 12:16pm
Vocals, vocals, vocals.
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 12:18pm
You'd probably be better getting The Stone Roses LP before anything by the Charlatans; it's far better.
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 12:22pm
"I think Pitchfork got it wrong on alot of albums; OK Computer, London Calling, Imagine and many others getting far too high."
Posted by Blue on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 13:10pm
I think there's definitely something underlying, and I doubt that I'm the only one.
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 13:23pm
Oooh, you should try some XTC too!
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.22.08 @ 14:17pm
Actually, I think I like Pavement more than I remembered. I got my copy of Slanted & Enchanted back in '93 (a year late...I know) and I actually loved it. It was one of the first 'contemporary' alternative albums I ever got (I had some records by The Flaming Lips and Ween...everyone was ignorant once!), and I got it on after reading a review in some music magazine (Melody Maker or NME, one of the two).
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 03.29.08 @ 15:24pm
Posted by Me on Wednesday, 10.1.08 @ 12:38pm
Yes, for being a primary template of American indie music and culture post-Nirvana alone makes them worthy.
Posted by Jonas on Tuesday, 12.16.08 @ 04:02am
Pavement are mediocre at best and if they make the hall of fame its a travesty...Malkmus is a template for a hipster nothing more, he has a truly awful voice, even fans admit their lyrics aren't really about much, and musically 'they haven't got an original bone in their bodies'... there's something so smug about pavement fans..when someone says they're into pavement they say it in a particular tone of voice
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 12.18.08 @ 16:54pm
just because you dont like it now doesn't mean you won't love them later i suggest crooked rain crooked rain it's easier listening than slanted enchanted. but i do feel pavement is one of rarest talents and they deserve way more than alice cooper or bloody valentine in my opinion they made some perfect records
Posted by brian on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 07:27am
If Pavement doesn't get in, then the Hall of Fame loses all of its credibility for me. And unlike a lot of people here, I never considered Pavement hipsters or part of a scene - they were the complete opposite of that. Just 5 guys having fun and playing great music.
Posted by Wil on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 15:07pm
Pavement should definitely be inducted. Look at all their album reviews on Rolling Stone. Look at the reviews for the reissues. Look at how many of today's bands they've influenced...they helped spawn the entire indie movement.
Posted by Stocktonian on Saturday, 01.24.09 @ 10:27am
They shouldn't be inducted at all. They're not that good and not overly influential. Malkmus is as full of himself as his fan base is. I could go on with a list of more worthy indie / lo-fi artists.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 04.1.09 @ 12:10pm
not reallly....i think they kinda suck.
Posted by Brittany on Tuesday, 10.12.10 @ 08:08am
actually....THEY DO SUCK!!
Posted by Brittany on Tuesday, 10.12.10 @ 08:08am
I see Pavement kinda like The Velvet Underground in a way. They werent very commercially successful, but were a huge influence on their genre of music. Would people have say VU would of been in the Hall of fame if asked in the 70's? No they prob would not have. I see Pavement in the Hall of Fame down the road just because of the influence they had on Indie and because of the great music they produced. You dont need to be commercially successful to b in the Rock Hall of Fame.
Posted by Cheeseburglar on Tuesday, 11.2.10 @ 08:39am
Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.30.11 @ 19:43pm
"They shouldn't be inducted at all. They're not that good and not overly influential... I could go on with a list of more worthy indie / lo-fi artists."
Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 08.13.11 @ 19:10pm
Actually their influence isn't debatable -- they were massively influential. But the rest Sam?? The Rest???
Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 08.13.11 @ 19:12pm
That wasn't me, Chalkie; there are going to be other Sam's coming here, you have to keep it in mind.
Posted by The Real Sam on Tuesday, 09.13.11 @ 18:14pm
The idea that malkmus n co are pretentious is totally off. Read an interview or watch the slow century. What makes them great is how relatable and anti-rock star they are. S&e is super-influential, but wowee zowee is the best album to judge them by. That n somebody like bob nastanovich deserves to be in some kinda hall of fame, prolly not music tho.
Posted by TheFodge on Tuesday, 10.18.11 @ 02:21am
I like Pavement, but i can't help feeling that they are highly over-rated.
Posted by Nicholai Saint on Friday, 12.9.11 @ 16:10pm
You do, plenty of it.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 12.16.11 @ 18:17pm
And Velvet Underground deserved to go in? From what I can gather about non-Pavement fans, they just haven't made it past Slanted and Enchanted. Or they're crazed with Billy Corgan. I'm a huge fan, and often the importance of Slanted escapes me. But given the conditions to which it was recorded... However, the real gem of their discography, to me, has always been Crooked Rain. And Gold Soundz is about as important as anything put to tape in the 90s. Pavement was more about melody. And they had a ton compared to their alt-rock counterparts. Not to mention that Brighten the Corners is probably one of the finest guitar albums from the period. Then Wowee Zowee is an excellent mess. No band had a better four album run in the 90s.
Posted by Brian on Tuesday, 12.17.13 @ 10:37am
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