Perfect Sound Forever (EP)

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Perfect Sound Forever
EP by
ReleasedApril 15, 1991
RecordedDecember 29, 1989–December 30, 1989
StudioLouder Than You Think Studios (Stockton, California)
GenreIndie rock, lo-fi, noise pop
LabelDrag City
ProducerGary Young[1]
Pavement chronology
Demolition Plot J-7
Perfect Sound Forever
Slanted and Enchanted
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[3]
Spin Alternative Record Guide9/10[4]
The Village VoiceA−[5]

Perfect Sound Forever (1991) is the third EP by American indie rock band Pavement. It was released as a 10" on Chicago's Drag City recording label. Its songs were later made available on the Drag City compilation Westing (by Musket & Sextant).


The EP's name came from a line in Sony's 1982 advertising campaign for the first compact discs, which assured potential buyers of the ultimate in both fidelity and longevity.

Village Voice writer Michaelangelo Matos noted Perfect Sound Forever and the band's 1990 EP, Demolition Plot J-7, as "epochal to ... sloppy early-'90s undergrads."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were written by Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg.

1."Heckler Spray"1:06
2."From Now On"2:03
3."Angel Carver Blues/Mellow Jazz Docent"2:30
4."Drive-by Fader"0:28
5."Debris Slide"1:56
7."Krell Vid-User"1:26




  1. ^ Milner, Greg (June 9, 2009). Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 9781429957151 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Perfect Sound Forever at AllMusic
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958.
  4. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 9780679755746.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (1991-11-05). "Consumer Guide Nov. 5, 1991". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  6. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo. "'My House' Is Not a Home". Village Voice, March 30, 2005. Retrieved on July 19, 2021.

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