Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Silkworm: Italian Platinum [Touch and Go, 2002]
Pavement for a diminished millennium, low-end in every way--fewer guitar coruscations, vocal twitters, obscure witticisms, flights of fancy, and cash receipts. Tempos plod meaningfully, lyrics survive and sometimes thrive on biographical detail, tunes poke their heads out of the ground when they're sure you mean no harm. Credo: "I will breathe that dirty air until I die." A-