I love Pavement, good thread. Personally my favorite album would have to be Slanted & Enchanted deluxe, and one of my favorite pavement songs is Spit on a Stranger. I wish I saw them live, but there's always SM& the Jicks. I have no clue who I would prefer, but judging his entire solo career, I'd have to go with Preston School of Industry since I really didn't like Pig Lib, but Face The Truth was well done.
I'd like to seem them reform for maybe a tour or something, but nothing permanent so they have no chance of burning out.