Released June 8 1999
“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. “Cream of Gold” is zero-gravity riff rock — the men of Pavement locked in a Skylab shootout with Aerosmith. The dreamy country-rock ballad “Major Leagues” — perhaps the dreamiest ballad Pavement (or anyone else, for that matter) have ever recorded — imagines them reuniting years down the line at the baby shower of a punk-rock chick they used to know. Images of sin and redemption pile up like old newspapers; guitars fold into intricate origami figures, then fly into the sun. And through it all, Malkmus’ fragile, lovely singing precisely maps out every twist and turn. In the great rock & roll tradition of discovery, he doesn’t know where he’s going, but he’s blissfully unafraid, and on Terror Twilight he never loses his way.” – Rolling Stone
Pavement’s 5th and final studio album, Terror Twilight, was produced by Nigel Godrich and released in 1999.