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Terror Twilight [Enhanced]

Pavement Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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1. Spit On A Stranger
2. Folk Jam
3. You Are A Light
4. Cream of Gold
5. Major Leagues
6. Platform Blues
7. Ann Don't Cry
8. Billie
9. Speak, See, Remember
10. The Hexx
11. ...and Carrot Rope

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Terror Twilight is Pavement's fifth proper studio album and perhaps their most confident effort to date. Opening with the surprisingly subdued leadoff single, the sinewy-sweet "Spit on a Stranger" (which sounds like the Velvet Underground after a couple of cartwheels), it's clear that Pavement is in no hurry to re-create Slanted and Enchanted's fractured and raw indie-pop. Instead of short bursts of jive poetry and razor guitars, the band opts for slightly longer songs with more subdued sonic explorations. Still, Terror Twilight never quite veers off into predictable directions; the boys' talent continues to confound expectations. Unforeseenly unironic heartstrings seem to be the thing these days for Pavement. This album boasts their finest ballads to date--"Major Leagues" and "Stranger"--but the days of fiery songs like "No Life for Ginger" may be over. Malkmus and crew seem to be heading in the same avant-pop direction as Built to Spill. But while Pavement may be more laid-back, they're still standing firm. Terror Twilight could be the bedrock upon which they build the rest of their career. --Jason Josephes

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Fifth and some say greatest album from THE rock band of the 1990s.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Harness Your Hopes ... of this CD! Jan. 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
That title of the review is a pretty lame Pavement pun, but this album deserves it. Buy this CD at least for the last track, "Carrot Rope," which is my favorite song by Pavement, and, on certain days, in the world. "Carrot Rope" has the solo Malkmus quality where it makes you smile like an idiot and bounce around when you're listening to it and everone around you is puzzled and wants to know what you're listening to. The big singles off the CD, "Spit on a Stranger," "Major Leagues," and "Folk Jam" are all excellent, too. Nigel's production is really interesting, and fills the listener with pangs of regret - what direction could Pavement have gone in if they hadn't broken up after this CD? Buy it for "Carrot Rope," listen to it for the undiscovered gems off the rest of the CD, and cherish it forever.
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3.0 out of 5 stars malkmus is an absolute genious Feb. 5 2004
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Format:Audio CD
Malkmus is a genious. This however is not his best work. His debut solo album is one of the best things he's ever done, pick that up before this. His Pig Lib is pretty great also, definately stronger than this. I continue to be amazed at the stuff this guy comes up with. There is no one else doing this. His lyrics and music are as insane as ever. I met him after a show at a bar and he's really quiet and introverted (at least he was that night) and you wonder where this music comes from. I put him up there with Westerberg as far as songwriting talent goes. When it comes down to it, there are 2 great songwriters the history of music : Malkmus and Westerberg.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Too true Oct. 19 2003
Format:Audio CD
Agreed that Pavement was in their prime with this one. A totally beautiful album from start to finish. The verses to "Billie", doesn't get any better than that does it? Of course all their albums are great, Wowee Zowee probably being my favorite, but this one has to come in a relatively easy second. Then again, the more mature, subdued music shown off here really does push me to think this is their most accomplished album. Just brilliant. I marvel at how "Speak, See, Remember" breaks into a faster version of itself. Quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terror Delight March 1 2004
Format:Audio CD
First I checked out "Crooked Rain", was blown away. Then got "Slanted"-sorry, but too raw. So then took a chance on "Terror Twilight" and... BEYOND!!! Again, like "Crooked", this will be one of those albums which will always be close by. Influences of Beatles, Zappa, best of punk, new wave, and yet its own sound. Beautiful melodies and lyrics, sometimes haunting. Some of them will stick onto my gray matter for ever....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terror Twilight Delight! Jan. 2 2010
Format:Audio CD
I love "Crooked Rain" and "Brighten the Corners" so much I didn't think I would love a Pavement record any more until I bought this! It may not be as experimental than some of their earlier works, but you can't beat tracks such as Billie or Carrot Rope for a damn good singalong.
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