I missed out on Pavement for a while because I was a narrow minded kid that was only into "punk rock". Yeah I went through this lame phase when I discovered punk where I sold my Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath records and only listened to Minor Threat, the first four years of Black Flag and some Posh Boy records comp with the Circle Jerks on it. Plus I figured Pavement was a band for people who went to College and liked Dave Mathews. Wow, was I wrong. Sure, they've got some dorky fans (like the people who write for Pitchfork), but you're gonna have to look past that my friend. So anyways back to me, then when I got a little older and I started smoking way more pot, I realized these dudes were a pretty kick ass band. This is my favorite Pavement record. For some reason I like this collection of songs the best, but they've got some other good ones as well. The whole album is hitsville and the expanded edition has some killer BBC tracks as well so pick that version up if you can lift the pricetag. "Unfair" is pretty damn fast for Pavement song and it's also about Los Angeles or something, "Let's burn the hills of Beverly!" "Range Life" has a country swagger and Stephen sings about skateboarding, running from the pigs and makes fun of The Smashing Pumkins (who I must admit are one of my guilty pleasures even though I know better) and The Stone Temple Pilots (Aaron owns every Stone Temple Pilots record) so I figured that one might sell you on this record if you're not already a fan. I'll post some solo Stephen Malkmus someday. Also check out some unreleased song Matador's got posted on their website "All My Friends".