8/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 17th October 2014
I wasn’t as filled with glee as I usually would be when I first heard Pavement’s final album “Terror Twilight”. There are some brilliant songs on here; I just feel that Nigel Godrich’s production took the Pavement out of Pavement, made them operate in a more confined space and reined them in. The entirely pointless guest appearance of Johnny Greenwood riles me too. Also, The lyric “The Damage Has Been Done/I’m Not Having Fun Anymore” from “Ann Don’t Cry” Speaks volumes about a band that were splitting up and probably not on top form. “Spit On A Stranger” is a lovely start though. “You Are A Light” with it’s uplifting chorus, “Cream Of Gold”, “Major Leagues”, “Carrot Rope” and the sprawling “The Hexx” are all great songs. And Malkmus is on good form as a lyricist, for example, “Watch out for the gypsy children in electric dresses they're insane/I hear they live in crematoriums and smoke your remains.” From “You Are A Light” and “You Kiss Like A Rock” from “Major Leagues” are magnificent. I think if I was reviewing it at the time of release when I was disappointed I would have given it 6/10. Time has healed old wounds though, and after all we are talking about a Pavement album here, so 8/10.
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