Skip to content
  1. 🚚 Free Shipping on Orders over $99 to Continental US
  2. 10% OFF 4️⃣ or MORE Records Every Day! details
  3. 🔴 Save On Audio Gear shop gear specials

Sparkle Hard Vinyl LP

MatadorSKU lp-9712

new but familiar 7th solo project from Pavement ex-frontman
Write a review
| Ask a question
sale Current Price$20.95 Original Price$22.98
TTL Rewards icon Earn up to 209 Reward Points with this purchase! Read more
  • Get more info on our FREE SHIPPING terms
  • 📦 Standard Shipping ships within 1-3 Business Days
  • 🌎 International Shipping Experts, Fully Tracked
  • ⇨ Need a gear recommendation or a customized package?
  • Contact our support team for all your questions!

    Contact support for recommendations or customization questions

    We answer requests Mon-Fri 10am-6pm EST

  • Lab Overview
  • 🔊Tracklist
  • Review & Q+A
  • Tagged

Lab Overview

He fronted Pavement, one of the most influential indie groups of the '90s, and that will always be attached to his name. The band broke up almost 20 years ago, however, and Stephen Malkmus, alongside The Jicks, has been recording his own material over the last 17 years. Sparkle Hard is the 7th full-length of Malkmus's solo career, and he presents a a "light 'n' breezy, head-down heavy, audacious, melancholic and reflective" record. Although the sound is unmistakably Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, the energy is very new & enthusiastic, and there are some unexpected "flourishes" throughout the album: auto-tune, a fiddle, vocal feature from from Kim Gordon, to name a few. It's a youthful, well crafted LP, with a lot of rock guitar, laidback vocals, and some commentary on what's happening in the world now, check out: "Solid Silk," "Middle America," "Rattler," and "Shiggy."

  • includes printed insert and download code
  • music label: Matador 2018
reviewed by rei kwondo 06/18
UPC: 744861132813


Review & Q+A


Labheads Also Viewed