76. Pavement

76. Pavement
As the leaders of the Lo-Fi movement in the 1990’s, Pavement developed a sizable cult following and were consistently among the top of critic’s “best of” lists during that decade. They have been called the definition of Independent Rock in the 90’s and it is easy to understand why when listening to their music. Their cryptic lyrics, penchant for feedback made them superstars in the critical music world; though not in the commercial world. Their high level of respect might be enough to counter their lack of sales (see the Velvet Underground) and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction is possible. The Bullet Points: Eligible Since: 2014 Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Stockton, CA) Eligible Since: 2014 Why They Will Get In: They were unique and the critics loved them. Why They Won’t Get In: They did not have that much commercial success and bands like that are few and far between in the Hall. Nominated In: Never Essential Albums: Slanted and Enchanted (1992) Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994) Brighten the Corners (1997) Terror Twilight (1999) Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Summer Babe (From Slanted and Enchanted, 1992) Trigger Cut (From Slanted and Enchanted, 1992) Haunt You Down (From Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, 1994) Father to a Sister of Thought (From Wowee Zowee, 1995) The Hexx (From Terror Twilight, 1999){acepolls 645}

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