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Pavement Reveal “Quarantine” Greatest Hits Track List

Pavement have revealed the 23 songs that will comprise their first greatest hits compilation, Quarantine the Past. As Rolling Stone previously reported, the reunited slack-rockers opened up a contest where fans tried to predict the album’s track list; the prize is a trip to New York to see Pavement perform in Central Park. The winning entry named 17 out of the 23 tracks, the Matador Blog writes, thanks in large part to the fact that 13 of the 23 tracks are culled from Pavement’s first two albums, Slanted & Enchanted and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain.

A trio of pre-Slanted cuts made the album, as did the band’s R.E.M. tribute “Unseen Power of the Picket Fence” from the No Alternative comp. Highlights include the band’s anthems “Gold Soundz,” “Grounded,” “In the Mouth a Desert” and “Cut Your Hair.” As Rolling Stone reported last week, Pavement will likely dust off a great many of the Quarantine tracks when they play the final day of this year’s Coachella Festival.

So, Pavement fans, we pose the question: What’s missing? As we said when news of Quarantine was first announced, polling a thousand Pavements fans would result in a thousand different track lists, but we also think all thousand would agree that the final Quarantine is criminally light on Terror Twilight, as only “Spit on a Stranger” represents Pavement’s final album (No “Cream of Gold” or “The Hexx”!). Also, the absence of Wowee‘s “Rattled By the Rush and Slanted‘s “Perfume V” slightly perturbs us. Check out the Quarantine track list below, and tell us what’s missing and what doesn’t belong in the comments:

Quarantine the Past
1. “Gold Soundz” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
2. “Frontwards” (Slanted & Enchanted)
3. “Mellow Jazz Docent” (Perfect Sound Forever EP)
4. “Stereo” (Brighten the Corners)
5. “In The Mouth A Desert” (Slanted & Enchanted)
6. “Two States” (Slanted & Enchanted)
7. “Cut Your Hair” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
8. “Shady Lane / J Vs. S” (Brighten the Corners)
9. “Here” (Slanted & Enchanted)
10. “Unfair” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
11. “Grounded” (Wowee Zowee)
12. “Summer Babe (Winter Version)” (Slanted & Enchanted)
13. “Range Life” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
14. “Date w/ IKEA” (Brighten the Corners)
15. “Debris Slide” (Perfect Sound Forever EP)
16. “Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse)” (Slanted & Enchanted)
17. “Spit On A Stranger” (Terror Twilight)
18. “Heaven Is a Truck” (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain)
19. “Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite At :17” (Slanted & Enchanted)
20. “Embassy Row” (Brighten the Corners)
21. “Box Elder” (Slay Tracks 1933-1969 EP)
22. “Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence” (No Alternative EP)
23. “Fight This Generation” (Wowee Zowee)

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