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Various Artists – Everything Is Ending Here: A Tribute To Pavement

Much loved and much missed, Pavement are also much to blame for the kind of underachieving provincial indie purveyors who have turned out here to pay homage. “Here” being the operative word, since three of its three dozen covers are of that self-same lugubrious diamond from 1992’s Slanted And Enchanted (as handled by Lunchbox, Number One Cup and star attractions Tindersticks). Future Pilot AKA’s “Range Life”, in Japanese, is a rare novelty among the prevailing mood of faithful worship, enjoyable though this is.