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Sonic Reducers

While I was off gallivanting up and down the west coast, New Yorker pop critic Sasha Frere-Jones dropped the first installment of a new series called Dithering, which will be devoted to a subject he describes succinctly in an introductory post as “the sound quality of recorded music—analog, digital, or any combination thereof.” The first […]

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Class in Session

Pavement is guided by a voice integral to but rarely heard in rock—that of the Privileged White Guy, as played here by Stephen Malkmus. He began with “love” songs set in monied locales like “Here” and “Summer Babe” (the Salinger phase); he’s snapped on hoi polloi pop artists Smashing Pumpkins and Stone Temple Pilots (the […]