I just take what I like, whether it's indie or not, and yeah, I could listen to Lionel Richie all night long (hoo haw!).
I can't get into Pavement, either. I like Range Life, and that's probably the only song which comes to mind. I just remembered, though, I really did like Malkmus' solo s/t album alot. But Pavement is on a list of bands (including the Pixies) who, I think, are something you had to get into back in the day, and it's something you immediately like or you don't.
But I should probably listen to them more.