79. Pavement

79. 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…
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