Icky Mettle by Archers of Loaf
8 (out of 10)
From what I can tell, Archers of Loaf is sort of a poor man's Pavement if there can be such a thing. They sort of sound like Pavement (though, admittedly not as polished) and they came out of the same era. Icky Mettle is thought of by many as their best album and while my exposure to the band remains somewhat limited, it would be hard for them to do much better if you ask me. Plumb Line and Backwash might be my favorite tracks but the whole thing is good so just listen to it ok?