Review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks’ ‘Sparkle Hard’ Is Full of Golden Guitars and Warm Vibes

The greatest story in Nineties indie-rock was watching Pavement grow from boutique noise aesthetes into one of America's truly fine bands. In the 19 years since they closed up shop, it's been equally fun seeing frontman Stephen Malkmus relax into an excellent solo career marked by a warmth, humor and generosity, growing past his early days as the "ironic" "Prince of Slack." Over the course of

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