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Which should we include in the Ultimate Stephen Malkmus Playlist?

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Producer Will Producer Will | 15:45 UK time, Thursday, 18 August 2011

Stephen Malkmus


After discussing the possibilities with you on Facebook, it appears building a playlist around Stephen Malkmus of Pavement, and more recently the Jicks, is the best topic for the show tomorrow night (August 19).

Malkmus has been a hot topic of conversation this week with his new album, Mirror Traffic, produced by Beck, streaming at the Guardian ahead of its release – and in fact it’s even going to be 6 Music’s album of the day on Monday when it comes out.

We would like your suggestions of tracks to hear on the show tomorrow, such as:

* Tracks from Stephen Malkmus himself
* Anything from Pavement or perhaps the Silver Jews
* How about something from Beck – either his own stuff or other bits he’s produced like Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Jamie Lidell or something from Twilight!
* Domino artists
* Artists from California
* People Stephen Malkmus was inspired by or who he has subsequently inspired
* Nigel Godrich produced Pavement's Terror Twilight so maybe something Radiohead, Supergrass or REM
* Or maybe even The Fall as Mark E. Smith once called Pavement a “rip-off” of his band


Please let us know your ideas – we’d love to hear them either by leaving a comment here, going over to our Facebook page, Tweeting or e-mailing us or drag a track onto our collaborative Spotify playlist.

We look forward to hearing from you and join us tomorrow, with Tom Robinson, from 7pm on BBC 6 Music.


  • Comment number 1.

    Anything from 'American Water' by Silver Jews, which features Malkmus frequently. 'We Are Underused' from 'Brighten The Corners' is worth a spin too.

  • Comment number 2.

    this sounds very promising ... I'd go for ...
    Pavement - Kentucky Cocktail [Peel session] (cos of the bassline, and the guitar solo, and "SSSNNNNAAAAKE!") ... and Grounded, of course
    Silver Jews - Tide To The Oceans
    Stephen Malkmus/Jicks - Fractions & Feelings
    The Fall - The Classical
    Beck - Lost Cause
    Cymbals Eat Guitars (heavily influenced by Pavement) - Cold Spring

  • Comment number 3.

    I'd love to hear Out of Reaches. My favorite SM and Jicks track.


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