I'm only just getting into Pavement, but so far I think they're pretty good. Unique in Pavement's discog too, because it's sooo much more polished than any of their other work. Album Rating: 5. Pavement Terror Twilight 4. Review Summary: Terror Twilight was a massive statement and still is. Rank: for The indie scene of the late 80s and s was a sight to behold, if destined not to last.
And yet, the fad went away as soon as it began. So, in a way, Terror Twilight was a symbolic end. No longer was the indie scene full of misplaced slackers. Of course, they made their music for Molly Ringwald girls, too. It is now official: Having provided the same Sixties-cool sci-fi gloss for records by Radiohead and Beck, Godrich is the Stanley Kubrick of Nineties rock. On Terror Twilight , songs begin slowly, speed up at the chorus, slow down again, then blast off in search of Venus, where the girls are.
Images of sin and redemption pile up like old newspapers; guitars fold into intricate origami figures, then fly into the sun. To be honest, the Pavement deluxe editions- with the exception of Crooked Rain as it had a VERY solid unreleased track and a bunch of aborted Gary Young versions- so cool to hear- seemed like barrel scrapes to me.
Especially the Brighten the Corners and Wowee Zowee ones, just a lot of forgettable stuff really. I'm guessing the Brighten the Corners set and the vinyl edition of the bonus Slanted and Enchanted stuff sold badly, and they just didn't see a market for it.
A lot of the stuff on the prior sets was jokey fun-in-the-studio stuff, from what I understand from both sides, Terror Twilight was not a fun record to make. Location: South Shields. It is a shame we never got a deluxe TT , I think it's a great album, although it does sound more like a Malkmus solo album to me. Maybe it could include an un-Godriched version? I remember at least one of the band Spiral?
Phil Tate , Apr 10, ElevateMeLater and Crispy Rob like this. ElevateMeLater , Jun 20, Crispy Rob and aseriesofsneaks like this. Location: somewhere. I really don't know what Matador's deal is. They cancelled the album reissue series after Brighten The Corners Nicene Creedence Edition vinyl box didn't do as well as planned, and released zero word, leaving fans wondering and speculating.
Then they started the Secret History series in , and there was hope that a lot of the Terror Twilight era rarities and outtakes might appear on one of the volumes.
However, that was in and Matador has yet to release volume 2. On the Matador blog post announcing The Secret History Vol 1, in the comments section, they answered some fans to say that there really wasn't enough material to justify a 2 CD reissue of Terror Twilight, and that a lot of the good stuff had already appeared on the Brighten deluxe set as several of the Terror era B sides were outtakes from Brighten The Corners.
I call BS on their claim that there wasn't enough material. It would be easy to fill two CDs. Disc One: Terror Twilight album tracks The Porpoise and the Hand Grenade Soft Effects EP 12" Spoon. Telephono LP Spoon. Muzz CD Muzz. Muzz LP Muzz. Track Listing Side A Titles. Overall Rating 0 Submissions. Log In Username or Email: Forgot your username? Password: Forgot your password? Register New customers, create your Amoeba. Lyedecker , Aug 7, ElevateMeLater likes this.
Location: Ireland. They claim that the tide has turned against CDs. Personally I think that's what they want to believe. Location: Los Angeles CA. As a matter or cultural history I find Matador's ability to be so percent on top of a musical moment for those few years in the s and the near total falling off of any ability to find pick nurture or win the support of the kind of music that that audience was going to go nuts for ever since kind of interesting.
I don't know if there's any REASON for it except sometimes people's tastes and rep will match the zeitgeist and sometimes they won't, but still interesting to watch to me them lose the plot on the world of "indie rock".
Brian Doherty , Aug 14, I bought Terror Twilight on vinyl back in along with the 7" of Carrot Rope. Paranoid Android , Aug 14, GuidedByJonO and Lyedecker like this.The album contains several new Pavement classics: "Spit On A Stranger" and "Major Leagues" rank right up there with "Cut Your Hair"; "Cream Of Gold," "Speak, See, Remember" (with its killer string of "la la la la"s), and "The Hexx" are also as good as anything they've ever done/5(96).