Everything Is Nice: Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Founded by Gerard Cosloy and Chris Lombardi in the autumn of 1989, Matador Records emerged as one of the most important and influential American independent labels of the decade to follow, largely defining the sound and spirit of indie rock through seminal releases from artists including Pavement, Liz Phair, Yo la Tengo, and Guided by Voices. The three-disc Everything Is Nice celebrates Matador's tenth anniversary by compiling key singles, live tracks, and rarities, spotlighting the label's vaunted eclecticism by assembling material by everyone from grrrl-punk icons Sleater-Kinney to Japanese pop savant Cornelius to drone merchants Bardo Pond. Some of the inclusions are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Founded by Gerard Cosloy and Chris Lombardi in the autumn of 1989, Matador Records emerged as one of the most important and influential American independent labels of the decade to follow, largely defining the sound and spirit of indie rock through seminal releases from artists including Pavement, Liz Phair, Yo la Tengo, and Guided by Voices. The three-disc Everything Is Nice celebrates Matador's tenth anniversary by compiling key singles, live tracks, and rarities, spotlighting the label's vaunted eclecticism by assembling material by everyone from grrrl-punk icons Sleater-Kinney to Japanese pop savant Cornelius to drone merchants Bardo Pond. Some of the inclusions are questionable at best -- Pavement's "Stereo" over "Summer Babe"? For shame -- but as an introduction the set more than serves its purpose, with the abundance of unreleased tracks making it worthwhile for longtime fans as well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/1999
  • Label: Matador Records
  • UPC: 744861040026
  • Catalog Number: 10400
  • Sales rank: 320,541

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yo La Tengo Track Performer
Pavement Track Performer
Helium Track Performer
Unwound Track Performer
Guided by Voices Track Performer
Pizzicato Five Track Performer
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Track Performer
Chavez Track Performer
Bardo Pond Track Performer
Robert Pollard Guitar, Vocals
Nightmares on Wax Track Performer
Khan Track Performer
Cat Power Track Performer
Modest Mouse Track Performer
Red Snapper Track Performer
Sleater-Kinney Track Performer
Mary Timony Track Performer
Guitar Wolf Track Performer
Arab Strap Track Performer
Stephen Malkmus Electric Guitar, Vocals
Dave Swanson Drums
John Gibbons Saxophone
John Petkovic Guitar
Doug Gillard Guitar
Matmos Track Performer
Boards of Canada Track Performer
Jega Track Performer
Mogwai Track Performer
Cornelius Track Performer
Lynnfield Pioneers Track Performer
Don Depew Bass
Solex Track Performer
Arsonists Track Performer
Burger/Ink Track Performer
Wisdom of Harry Track Performer
Pole Track Performer
Void Track Performer
John Paul Jones Drums, farfisa organ
Dan Cook Vocals
Christina Files Drums
Jim White Drums
Technical Credits
Nicolas Engineer
David Ayers Contributor
Greg Calbi Mastering
Shawn Devlin Contributor
Kevin Fennell Contributor
Georgia Hubley Contributor
Ira Kaplan Contributor
Andy Miller Engineer
Q-Unique Producer, Engineer
Clay Tarver Contributor
Steve West Contributor
Ali Friend Contributor
John Shough Engineer
Tobin Sprout Contributor
Jim Waters Engineer
Richard Thair Contributor
Jon Spencer Contributor
Mike Ink Contributor
Stephen Malkmus Contributor
Ash Bowie Contributor
Russell Simins Contributor
Greg Talenfeld Engineer
Mick Turner Contributor
Judah Bauer Contributor
Matt Sweeney Contributor
Cornelius Contributor
Joe Culver Contributor
Mark Ibold Contributor
Sara Lund Contributor
James McNew Contributor
Aidan Moffat Contributor
Vern Rumsey Contributor
Robin Taylor-Firth Contributor
MC Det Contributor
Michael Gibbons Contributor
Spiral Stairs Contributor
Justin Trosper Contributor
Clint Takeda Contributor
Isobel Sollenberger Contributor
Corin Tucker Contributor
Solex Producer, Engineer
DJ Eclipse Contributor
Jeremiah Green Contributor
Chan Marshall Contributor
Mitch Mitchell Contributor
Janet Weiss Contributor
Alison David Contributor
Malcolm Middleton Contributor
Dylan Nathan Contributor
Stefan Betke Contributor
Carrie Brownstein Contributor
Elisabeth Esselink Contributor
Kim Robinson Contributor
Barry Burns Contributor
Hamlet Luton Contributor
Sara Winton Contributor
Isaac Brock Contributor
Eric Judy Contributor
Dominic Aitchison Contributor
Stuart Braithwaite Contributor
Marcus Eoin Contributor
Scott Masciarelli Contributor
Jörg Burger Contributor
George Evelyn Contributor
Martin C. Schmidt Composer
Chris Dawkins Contributor
Jim Greer Contributor
Christina Files Engineer
Michael Sandison Contributor
Martin Bulloch Contributor
D-Stroy Contributor
Drew Daniel Composer, Contributor
Andrew Entsch Contributor
Ill Bill Contributor
Sabac Red Contributor
Jise One Contributor
Swel Boogie Contributor
Kinetic Energy Contributor
Non-Phixion Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    And the bull was slain

    Essential listening..

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