Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Mirror Traffic album flac
After last year's Pavement reunion, Malkmus and his Jicks are back. and this time they've got Beck on production duties.
Mirror Traffic is the fifth studio album by Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, released on August 23, 2011 by Matador Records. It is the first collaboration between Stephen Malkmus and producer Beck and also the last album to feature drummer Janet Weiss, who moved on to become a member of Wild Flag. As of November 2013, the album has sold 30,000 copies in the . according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Tempting though it may be, Mirror Traffic is not quite Stephen Malkmus' response to the 2010 reunion of Pavement. Malkmus and the Jicks entered the studio with Beck prior to Pavement’s international 2010 tour, so any passing similarities Mirror Traffic may have to Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain aren’t a reflection of his ‘90s band bleeding back into the Jicks but perhaps an indication that he was now ready to scale back the thick guitar haze of the 2000s. and return to easy elegance.
As the sarcastic and playful lead singer of Pavement, Stephen Malkmus found himself with the label of slacker prince for his obvious indifference to the trappings of the traditional rock singer and his lazy vocal delivery that often sounded like he was reading the paper. Pavement reunited in 2010 just after the sessions for this album, which were recorded with Malkmus’ other group, the Jicks
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Alt-rock lifer Stephen Malkmus’ new album Mirror Traffic was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood with the Jicks and was already in the can prior to the triumphant Pavement reunion world tour of 2010. Having spent a solo career eagerly trying to put artistic space between him and his former group, Malkmus has cranked out five critically acclaimed yet modest-selling albums of strong hooks and virtuoso musicianship with as much ramshackle charm and distinctive oblique wit as the aforementioned lo-fi champions. Sometimes, the best way to get over the past is to embrace it. At least, that’s one way to explain what Stephen Malkmus has been up to over the last year, as he’s given his longtime fans what they wanted for so long with 2010’s Pavement reunion tour and releasing a return-to-form album like Mirror Traffic.
Mirror Traffic is not simply a heartening, satisfying nod back to the glory days that made him who he is as an artist, but a reflection of what’s possible for him going forward.
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The album, despite production work from the normally conspicuous Beck, scarcely strays from what’s become the Stephen Malkmus template. Mirror Traffic, his fifth album with faithful cohorts the Jicks, lands somewhere in the middle of his output, an album that, despite production work from the normally conspicuous Beck, scarcely strays from what’s become the Malkmus template. Most of this is due to the man himself, who, despite a nasal voice and a decidedly slight presence, dominates any song he sings on.
|No One Is (As I Are Be)||3:58|
|Stick Figures In Love||3:44|
|Long Hard Book||2:48|
|Share The Red||5:20|
|All Over Gently||3:08|
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