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7/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 15th September 2015
Westing (By Musket and Sextant) is a compilation of early singles – pre-Slanted and Enchanted era Pavement. In the main, the songs don’t sound much like what came after but you can see that the Pavement of Slanted & Enchanted is a progression from this. It’s apparent that they’re still trying to find their sound here as evidenced by the opening riff of “Angel Carver Blues” which sounds like Mudhoney. Songs such as “Debris Slide”, “Home”, “Mercy: The Laundromat” and “Baptist Blackstick” however, are a more rough-round-the-edges version of the Pavement sound. The stand-out track here though is “Box Elder” which was covered by the Wedding Present thus bringing Pavement to the attention of a load of new fans. It’s a nice compilation if you want to get all of the band’s early output in one package.
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