Album: Stephen Malkmus
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To me, the clearest comp for Stephen Malkmus’ self-titled solo debut was Tom Verlaine’s self-titled solo debut in 1979. After all, both were hotshot guitarists who led bands with a second guitarist with whom they had fantastic musical chemistry.
However, there were also differences: I’m pretty sure that Television had broken up before I’d even heard Marquee Moon in the Autumn of 1978, while I spent the entire 1990s with Pavement, watching them make great record after great record, as well as Terror Twilight.