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  • Summary: The deluxe reissue of Pavement's 1999 fifth and final studio album is remastered and includes B-Sides, demos, and live tracks.
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  1. Apr 7, 2022
    90
    Though the motherlode of unreleased music found on Slanted And Enchanted and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’s reissues is absent, many of the extra tracks here are worth checking out. ... The rest of this set shows that it’s still a station very much worth stopping at, now more so than ever. [May 2022, p.42]
  2. Mojo
    Apr 7, 2022
    80
    [Godrich's original tracklisting] play to what Malkmus saw as the album's "psychedelic, trippy" strengths. .... A deep dive of the box set's bonuses turns up further treasures. [May 2022, p.98]
  3. Apr 7, 2022
    80
    Farewell Horizontal will please those who want to hear six different versions of “You Are a Light”.
  4. May 20, 2022
    80
    Whatever a given listener’s quibbles or preferences around the two versions of the album, there’s another thing that points to a core truth about Terror Twilight: both versions still ultimately sound pretty damn good.
  5. Apr 11, 2022
    75
    It remains a fascinatingly ambivalent note to finish on for one of the most influential indie rock bands of their era, and this reissue, while not necessarily better than the original 1999 release, provides enough context to understand its odd bathos in a new way. It was the album that brought Pavement full circle: dressed for success, but never quite sure if they wanted the job.
  6. Apr 7, 2022
    70
    The extras are a feast for serious Pavement lunatics.
  7. Apr 8, 2022
    70
    It would’ve been nice to have more live material. ... We can look at Terror Twilight as the sound of Pavement coming unglued, but we can also hear the music as the sound of a band holding together—just barely well enough—to transcend their limitations and out-do themselves one last time.