I think Pavement is hands down the most overrated band in indie rock. To me, Pavement's songs sound more like organized jam sessions than thoughtfully crafted songs. Very rarely do they create a truly memorable melody. I wouldn't say Pavement is talentless, but their approach to writing songs just sucks. Almost every song is at the same tempo, similar rhythms, etc. They are never almost creative or innovative, and the only thing that gives a "indie" or unique aspect to their music is their it's just often disorganized and weird songwriting/riffs/melodies.