Brighten the Corners


Brighten the Corners

Infobox Album
Name = Brighten the Corners
Type = Album
Artist = Pavement


Released = February 11, 1997
Recorded = July 1996
Genre = Rock
Length = 46:10
Label = Matador Records (1999-present)
Matador Records/Capitol Records (1997-1998)
Producer = Pavement
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:9ycm964ofepf link]
* Pitchfork (8.6/10) [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/20777/Pavement_Brighten_the_Corners link]
*Robert Christgau (A) [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=pavement link]
*"Rolling Stone" (favorable) [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/pavement/albums/album/240331/review/5941669/brighten_the_corners link]
Last album = "Wowee Zowee"
(1995)
This album = "Brighten the Corners"
(1997)
Next album = "Terror Twilight"
(1999)

"Brighten the Corners" is the fourth studio album released by Pavement. The title is likely a reference to Ella Fitzgerald's "Brighten the Corner". All songs were written by lead singer Stephen Malkmus, apart from "Date with Ikea" and "Passat Dream".

Matador Records will reissue the album as part of their series of 2-disc Pavement deluxe editions on November 18, 2008 [ [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/145856-pavement-brighten-the-corners-reissue-info-unveiled Pavement Brighten the Corners Reissue Info Unveiled] ] .

Track listing

# "Stereo" - 3:07
# "Shady Lane/J vs. S" - 3:50
# "Transport is Arranged" - 3:52
# "Date w/ IKEA" - 2:39 (Kannberg)
# "Old to Begin" - 3:22
# "Type Slowly" - 5:20
# "Embassy Row" - 3:51
# "Blue Hawaiian" - 3:33
# "We Are Underused" - 4:12
# "Passat Dream" - 3:51 (Kannberg)
# "Starlings of the Slipstream" - 3:08
# "Fin" - 5:24 (Listed as "Infinite Spark" on non-US pressings)

Singles

*"Shady Lane"
*"Stereo"

References


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