Posted by: Ryan Allen on August 8, 2008 at 11:00 am

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Sebadoh, “Rebound” (Sub Pop, 1994)

There was a lot of debate as to if Sebadoh were in over their heads, when they played their “classic” album Bubble and Scrape front-to-back at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival a few weeks back. But who could blame the haters, as the Seb were squeezed in between Mission of Burma tearing through Vs. and Public Enemy making It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Hold Us Back — as well as the city of Chicago — their bitch? If it were up to us, Lou Barlow and Jason Lowenstein would have called up Bob Fay, instead of that crazy Eric Gaffney guy, and busted out all of 1994’s Bakesale — an album we listened to way too much while mowing the lawn. And yeah, B&S faves “Soul and Fire,” “Happily Divided” and “Homemade” are perfect examples of classic lo-fi pop done right; it’s just that we prefer the tightly wound fair of Sale‘s “Licence to Confuse,” “Magnet’s Coil,” and “Rebound” — the song for which this home-made movie-styled video was made. We know Bubble and Scrape may have started it all, but to us, Bakesale was more than just a rebound; it was an improvement. — Ryan Allen

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