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Album Review: Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - Mirror Traffic

Album Review: Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - Mirror Traffic

Wednesday 16th November, 2011 11:02AM

It's fair to say that Stephen Malkmus is one of the most prolific songwriters in modern day musical history. With Pavement, the band are frequently regarded as “lo-fi” heroes in the same breath as Robert Pollard and his outfit Guided By Voices. Much like Pollard, Malkmus' bulk of work extends not just in the confines of one set outfit but as a solo(ish) musician in his own right. With The Jicks, the lo-fidelity is still a prominent aspect in his work, but askews Pavement's style with that of a more “free-range” formula – darting around alt.country, americana and what some might term AOR.

That Malkmus has such an incredible body of work, Mirror Traffic worryingly indicates that perhaps the metaphorical pen is drying up...

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