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Bossanova

Pixies

1990

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Bossanova

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Solid, fun, and creative alt rock, with a bit of a weirdo twist. I think the whole of the album was a little greater than the some of its parts; none of the songs themselves stood out to me significantly, but the album as a whole did. I'm interested to hear some more from them.

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I’d been wanting to explore the Pixies for a while and this gave me the perfect excuse. Bossanova is phenomenal. The post punk, surf rock, and folk rock influence is obvious, and their own influence in later bands such as Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, and Nirvana is abundantly clear. So great I immediately started it over

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Zipless. The best description I read of this album was that it's surf rock for gothic kids who wear black to the beach which is literally me. The album reminds me of the mid-90s and of certain boys. Of all the Pixies albums, Bossanova feels the most realised, taking their strengths and pointing that in a particular direction. Not all the songs work and tbh I would be happy to ditch about half the tracks. But when it opens with the cool surf instro of "Cecilia Ann" and includes the swoony "Ana", the saucy "Down to the Well" and the hip "Hang Wire", there is a lot to love.

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My 2nd Pixies Album of the list, this one containing no songs I've heard before. The album is definitely full of the Pixies "sound" though, it's got the surfer-rock tinge while they do their grungy frantic post-punk that you'll come to expect form the band. Really enjoyed this, was consistent and had some good tunes that I've added to the playlist.

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The Pixies are a great band if listened to in the right mood/mindset. This album isn't my favorite of theirs but it is the truest to who they are. If you like the Pixies as a band then this is a great album but if you like the Pixies cause you heard them on the radio then you are going to be disappointed by this album.

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4

Solid. The beginning of 90s rock, I fucks wit it.

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When I first heard Bossanova when it was released in 1990, I deemed it a disappointment. This album followed the Pixies "best" records, Surfer Rosa and Doolittle, so it was a tough act to follow and though the opening track instrumental sucked me in, I lost interest in the rest of the album. Fast forward to now and listening with fresher (older) ears, I listened To Bossanova, the whole way through, back to back and have to now reconsider my original opinion. The records good, it engaged me and is much better than I remember and it's better than anything else the Pixies released after. If you don't compare it to the previous albums, on it's own it's a solid album. Thanks album generator for letting me re-discover this underrated near-classic!

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Saved Prior: None Saved Off Rip: Cecilia Ann, Velouria, Allison, Ana, Havalina Cutting Edge: Dig for Fire Overall Notes: I REALLY did not like this one at first. Luckily it's pretty short so I could listen to it a bunch of times, and it has very much grown on me. A lot more abrasive than I was expecting going in, but once I more or less knew what was going on in the songs they were pretty good. Excited for the other Pixies albums.

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Vous qui suivez mon parcours grâce aux différents partages de localisation qui émanent de mon téléphone portable savez que j'ai écouté cet album alors que je me trouvais dans le Generator Hostel de Hambourg, réputé être un lieu saint de la communauté des 1001. J'étais donc parfaitement disposé à apprécier cet album, et ce fut le cas. J'ai néanmoins été très peiné de voir que Robert Dimery avait décoré son auberge de jeunesse d'une fresque constituée de différents albums recalés de la liste. Une vidéo prise en caméra cachée par mes soins pourra servir de preuve en cas de besoin.

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This is just a great album. Super fun, razor sharp, and just a bit ridiculous. Nothing to hate, lots to love. Full marks.

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So good!

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Ok

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Great album and great band that I only knew from "Where is my mind". Also their bassist is from Dayton

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my favourite album at the moment love it <3

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this was a great album. a couple of songs lacked a bit of OOMF but honestly it was all really incredible music 🥡

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Ahhhh the pixies!

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ITS A FIVE

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Best Pixies album, blends alt-rock with wildly experimental tones and just a perfect touch of surf

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One of my favorite bands, a really good album by them, not my favorite. nice mix of sounds.. i love ana, all over the world, is she weird

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Brutal. Clásico.

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Sóc poc objectiu amb aquest disc, perquè el vaig descobrir molt jove i des de la primera escolta em va semblar una obra maestra. Ja no és que no tingui temes fluixos, és que tots i cada un d'ells és una joia a disfrutar cada vegada que s'escolta. Un dels discos que mai em canso de sentir, i un dels pocs que em fan sentir orgullós de l'edat que tinc

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Typische Pixies-sound. And I like it

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Fantastic

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Not regarded by most as such, but for me this is the best album from one of my favourite bands. So weird and otherworldly but at the same time melodic and familiar. Simply amazing!!

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It's like listening to an alt punk version of the Beatles...quick songs that hit and then move you on to the next...my wife love Velouria and its quickly become one of my favs on this album as well

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Can see why this is considered so influential. I’ve never really given them a shot, but this was quite a ride. Loved it!!

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WAT EEN BEGIN goeie variatie production 🤌🏻 love this shit

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5

Some good songs on here

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Very cool

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Good. Seems basic but probably only because they influenced so much

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Actually ended up liking this album more than I thought I would. There’s a lot of variety here and the Pixies manage to make their sound more assessable while still retaining some of that uniqueness that made them famous

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Talented guys. Manic sound

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def leppard and ac/dc vibes

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I hear so many subsequent bands in this album

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This album is a jam. I hadn’t listened much to the pixies catalog and this one seemed to rate pretty low. I liked it a lot, quite a few fun tracks.

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Raw and melodic start, exactly what I search for in a band. The screaming of the second song is a little tough to get through. Not really my style. The third truly settles my initial thoughts whereas it wouldn't be my style with highly melodic singing and an incredible style. I like the guitar in the fifth song, "Is she weird". Along with the lyrics it's a great song. "Ana" is a nice change of pace. All in all a great album, Is she weird, down to the well, and Cecilia Ann were insta adds to my playlist.

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I am a huge fan of Surf Rock, and already really enjoyed the Frank Black album in this list previously. So when I realized this one had heavy Surf-Rock vibes, I was very excited. "Is She Weird", "Allison", "Velouria", "Dig for Fire", "Havalina", "Stormy Weather"

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is this bossanova?

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A bit of a rougher rock, less catchy melodies, but cool backing instruments. Fave songs: Havalina

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Probably my 3rd favorite pixies album out of the 3 I know

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purty decent, if a little obtuse fav track: havalina

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This is what real alternative is.

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I like alt rock and this album is no exception. I like how lyrics are bot at tbe centre of attention here and the distored guitar is the main focus on this album.

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Nice to listen to passively

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UGBHHHHH yeah. Velouria does something to a man.

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Good album. Classic punk vibes

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Very first impression, kudos to whomever mixed this album. Sound is great. You can see how the Pixies influenced Weezer in this album.

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Really good. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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They opened for U2 on the Achtung Baby tour with this record.

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Not their strongest album - odd that it's on this list. But it's hard to go wrong with the Pixies.

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Fantastic

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this came after i'd stopped listening to them, though i was aware of it at the time. i still liked it, especially the last track (havalina) - that was a nice surprise

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really liked this album. the short songs are really fun. super quick enjoyable album.

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Pretty good! Just good old fashioned hard rock music

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Great album. But it was overpassed for future albums

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Not a fan of the vocals, but guitar parts were cool

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Pixies are in my all time top 10 so I think this album is an interesting to represent them. It is not the album I would have chosen. It is not the top of their game, and it is not the most representative of them. I mean, given how much I love them I still think it's better than most things out there, but I can't give it a 5. That goes to Surfer Rosa. I need half stars.

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Passion above six out of 6. As cool as Kim Deal

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Pretty decent rock album with a nice grunge sound. 'Cecilia Ann' is a very strong opening, and the overall tone is consistent throughout the album, but I would have liked to see more variation within songs. 7/10, something about the song-writing or instrumentation feels like it stopped short of a better album.

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Fun alt/grunge angst. No bossa nova influences.

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It's not my favourite, but still pretty good

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Great album!

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I did not expect to enjoy this so much. Good one to work out to & to feel slightly unhinged

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Good album, Emil loved it

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Will definitely be trying more albums from them. Really enjoyed it

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Wtf?

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Just awesome, nice and cheering music. I definetely need to dive more into Pixies later. Best album I have listened to so far. Mainly I recommend "Is she weird?" and "All over the world".

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Not their best album, but still very good

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Quite interesting but enjoyable.

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The Pixies show what made them such a unique force in this album. You not only get the love songs, but also the grunge and early alternative creativity that made them such a force.

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Wieder ein klasse Pixies-Album!

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Alltime Favourite. Teen Spirit Vibes

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Ich bin ehrlich, hiervor war 'where is my mind' der einzige pixies Song, den ich je bewusst gehört habe. Dies war eine gute Möglichkeit, dieses Loch ein bisschen zu stopfen. Ich hab drei Songs gebraucht um reinzukommen, aber ab velouria hatte mich das Album. Letzteres, Is she weird, Ana und the happening sind meine Favoriten

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legit

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Love the Pixies. It sounds like a cross between melodic punk and surf music.

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Amazing beginning track

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Great album. Has a great 90's rock feel but still holds up over time.

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Never ever thought I’d say I enjoyed rock music but here we are. Didn’t enjoy the more typical rock tracts like ‘Rock music’ (go figure) and ‘Is she weird’. A lot of great tracts but The Happening and Velouria made it to the 1001 playlist

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Simplesmente reafirma a relevância da banda mesmo sem o quê reconheço como os hits.

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Back to back Pixies albums! Another chance to learn more about a band I feel like I already be familiar with. For me, Bossanova is a big step-up over Surfer Rosa. It carries a wider range of sounds making it a more interesting listen from start to finish. To me, its built on the sound established in the earlier album but managed more melodic melody lines going through them. It's still not a style that I'm super interested in though. But after this album I do find myself more interested in exploring more of their music. I probably would give this 3 stars again in an island, but to contrast it with Surfer Rosa I'm bumping it up.

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Great sound to rock out to lol. Mamma likey

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Me gusta sobre todo cuando suena más a los Pixies de sonido "sucio" (?). En general, agradable, un buen balance también entre lo ruidoso y lo apacible, me gustaron "Is She Weird", "Stormy Weather" y sobre todo "The Happening". 8/10

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Redemption time de Pixies pa mi. Este disco sí me gustó, como que hay más compromiso, por ejemplo ir full con los gritos pen Rock Music, sin temor a los tintes cinematográficos y caricaturescos en canciones como Cecilia Ann y los cambios de tempo repentinos y desconcertantes, pero en esta ocasión, para mi sopresa, no son WTF e insatisfactorios, son más bien entretenidos. Letras bien cagadas. Fav: cecilia Ann y Is she weird?.

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Very 90s vibe. Dig it.

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First introduction to the Pixies, and it took a couple of listens to get into it. Love 90s alt rock and the Pixies created that sound. Wired lyrics, always melodic but also edgy at the same time. Will need to explore them more. Solid 4 at the point!

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Squally! Not my favourite Pixies album, but has enough fun and weird moments to hold my interest.

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Love the Pixies. It lost some of the rawness on this album but still some great tracks. Velouria one of my favourites of theirs

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Not sure if I've ever listened to Pixies before. Pretty good alternative rock. Interesting song structuring and skilled musicians. A nice album to listen to.

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this was surprisingly complex

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Je suis de très mauvaise humeur en cette matinée, pour je ne sais quelle raison exacte, voici donc quelques théories pour expliquer cet état mental: - Je n'arrive pas à me concentrer sur mon travail (critique d'albums) - Ma collègue m'écrit des messages qui ne m'interessent pas et me mettent en rogne - Je dois rencontrer le propriétaire de mon ancien appartement ce soir, que je deteste - J'attends un colis qui n'est toujours pas arrivé Vous l'aurez compris, cet album était bien meilleur que le précedent du groupe Pixies.

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Kurt Cobain once said he was afraid people would say "Smells Like Teen Spirit" sounded too much like Pixies. I finally get that comparison now.

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American, 90s, Alternative rock + Various, interesting = Male - {3/14}

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Like Pavement, an altrock classic, but a little too odd for me. Nevertheless, a strong one.

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It's a good album but nowhere near their best. Surfer Rosa and Doolittle have way more going for them. Still; Ana, Is She Weird, and Dig For Fire are all lovely songs.

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It’s so weird but so good

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I really do not listen to Pixies enough, and when I do it’s usually Doolittle, which is probably their best album. But this album kinda rules too.

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Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Cecilia Ann, Rock music, Allison, Is she weird, Hang wire

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Hits even darker and harder than Doolittle. Really enjoyed that.

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mi piacciono di più surfer rosa e doolittle ma bello

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Pixies go surf/scifi - songs about girls, weirdness, the elements, weird girls, now with added reverb and theremin

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During listening, I thought "Oh, I listened to one album by Pixies and it sounded completly different, that's good!" Then I realized that they were The Smiths.

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In The Pixies discography, this is the first album that is merely very good. I feel like there isn't the same emotional range or weight behind the songwriting that they had in their prior material. A little slicker and more polished but loses some nuance. Still some great songs here. Always loved "Is She Weird" and "Ana" especially, but I feel like the album slowly loses some steam towards the end, even though it's relatively short.

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Not the biggest Pixies fan. That all changed when I saw them in Santa Fe with Ms Kim wearing sweatpants. That’s rock and roll. Just ask Jerry Garcia. Fun pick me up rock album. 3.75 out of 5.

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Rock Music!!!!! Älskar Pixies, men har av nån anledning inte lyssnat på den här plattan alls innan. Tyckte om den, men tycker inte den håller riktigt samma extremt höga nivå rakt igenom som Surfer Rosa och Doolittle gör. Men det är å andra sidan en vansinnigt hög ribba att lägga. Känns lite som att Pixies vid det här laget lite gjort klart sitt sound - en del låtar börjar låta som derivat av tidigare Pixiesdängor (refrängen på My Velouria t.ex. låter väldigt mycket som Wave of Mutilation för mig?). Men Rock music?????

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vroom vroom vroom inte deras bästa album men ändå kul och drag

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The same twisted, dissonant, weird surf-rock that the Pixies served up on "Doolittle". I still enjoy it, though it's not as front-to-back tight as "Doolittle" was. Favorite tracks: "Rock Music", "Velouria"

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snazzy

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A classic alt-rock album. Kinda punky, kinda outer-spacey. Not as good as Doolittle but great Pixies album overall. Favorite Track: Dig For Fire Relisten: Yes

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Solid rock

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Heard it before, a good album. Not their greatest but all-in-all good

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A solid album from the Pixies. Not their best in my opinion but still lots of good tracks on here. 4/5 stars

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Good, but nothing stuck out individually for me. Maybe needs another listen

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I am weirdly less familiar with this Pixies album than their other stuff. Now why would that be? Anyway, it's still awesome, even if it doesn't give me nostalgia tingles. Fave track - "Velouria" I reckon, though "Dig for Fire" is a contender too....

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A great way to start 90s alt. rock.

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This was a cool listen, with some lesser-known (and new to me) gems. I love the tricks they use in their songs, like a 3-chord repeating chord progression, or those spiky lead lines as countermelody to the vocals.

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Ég hlustaði minna á Bossanova og Trompe le monde í gamla daga og tengi því ekki eins nostalgískt við þær og hinar. En þessi er ansi skemmtileg líka, þótt hún sé langt frá því sama snilldarverkið og Doolittle.

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1990. Key Songs: The Happening, Is She Weird, Velouria

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Solid, I always associate with Modest Mouse for whatever reason but prefer the latter

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3/5 Music good but repetitive.

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-Heavy but occasionally futuristic -Not too long, didn't overstay its welcome

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was alright, I can see where Nirvana got their inspiration from

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Sick opening track. not bad album, knew a couple pixies songs before, they're pretty right though

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I really love Dolittle, and Dolittle this ain't. Not that it's bad, but almost every song feels a *bit* too long, and the vocal mixes can be a little off too.

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Definitely Rocked, felt like a bunch of deep tracks that I’ve never heard

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Whoa! Dig on Fire!

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Cecilia Ann is pretty sweet. Overall fun listen

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Pretty easy stuff to listen no. Nothing really stands out in a positive or negative way.

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I liked it but it couldn’t keep my attention. I kept walking away.

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Nothing stood out much after first listen. Intro track was fine.

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Good background music to work to. Velouria and Ana were favorites.

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Solid early 90's rock album. I liked it, didn't love it.

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Rock and Roll music was very metal. Ana has a great intro. The Happening felt really long for an otherwise tight album.

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Solid. Distant 3rd best Pixies album behind Doolittle and Surfer Rosa. 7/10

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Not the best Pixies album but a good'un

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Didn't know anything of this band prior but they were heavier than I expected. I like that.

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not that bad

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Very Pixies....

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Has some good songs, but then some are pretty awful. So a typical Pixies album, I guess. 3/5

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The first track was really promising, but the rest of it ended up pretty average.

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I loved the surfy opening track, but past that it was typically 90s indie rock, which is just not my thing

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I liked it... starting to appreciate the Pixies more and more.

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Not really feeling this one.... same as some of the other albums like this. Never really hooked me and gave me a reason to want to keep listening. The first song slaps though

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Feels idk punky? All over the world cool.

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Noisy and sometimes groovy. 5/10

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I do like the Pixies, but not this album as much as Doolittle. You can definitely hear how this album inspired Nirvana, Weezer, and tons of other alt-rockers.

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3

not bad!

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I liked it a decent amount, but nothing was super memorable. 7

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Fine. Nothing really stood out though.

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Quite enjoyed it, some tracks more than others. A steady ***

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Very catchy tunes! Has that polished, yet garage band sound.

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perfectly forgettable grunginess. Oddly dissonant in some later tracks.

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Better the second time around.

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Some good songs. Overall it was good. Nothing massively jumps out.

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Good enough but nothing super amazing

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Not bad

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Pretty good. The pixie sound is there. Lots of fun, proto-indie-punk catchy as hell foot tappers. Definitely ahead of its time. Velouria really stands out, shows hints of what’s to come. However, the album as a whole doesn’t reach the heights of their more mature albums. B-

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Frank Black Francis Pixie. No better scream among all the screamers. Soft verse loud chorus. Frank's language slang of syllables shastashee velouria havalina kadoona hiyanoom. Gen X galloping Boston beach Pixie. Looks nothing like an indie rock star. More like someone who would interview Marilyn Manson on MTV, or operate a local car wash. Modest Mouse loves you Frank. Bossanova is missing Surfer Rosa jagged edges and Doolittle hooks but it's still great. B+

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Another one of those bands that I only know the hits. I liked this, but felt very disjointed to me. Like every other song could have been a different band. The whole thing just didn’t gel as an album. It’s good though!

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Have tried to get into pixies over the years but have never found them to be as good as everyone seems to say they are!

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was hoping to like this more but was slightly disappointed :(

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A little too 80s punk/metal for me

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Never clicked for me

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Not quite as exciting as their other albums, although Dig for Fire is great

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An uns für sich echt gut und abwechslungsreich. Umgedreht könnte man sagen der rote Faden fehlt etwas

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Didn't listen too closely. Too rocky.

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Ok

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So much sprang up from what these guys did.

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It's was nice Nothing crazy I think I'm all Pixied out

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Velouria: Really like the guitar Lovely vocals Got a bit boring after the 2 minute mark - a bit boring Is she weird: Quirky vocals Bit repetitive and sounds a bit too sharp for my ears overall maybe a 5/10

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Liked this. Better than I expected.

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I can see why some folks would like this, but it's just not my jam.

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The Pixies have a sound that is consistent throughout the work I've heard. Bossanova has differing musical elements and devices. The composition ranges from simple to complex with layers of vocals and instrumentation but it's used sparingly throughout each song. The Pixies don't butter my bread but I respect the artistry and the musicianship and can see how they were influential to the 90s grunge/punk/rock scene.

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Cool alt rock. Some of the songs have a surf-rock type vibe.

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I feel I should like this more than I did, but I find the prixies a bit samey and never got the hype. Maybe I am a bad pixies fan as I only really like the hits. Highlight is probably is she weird

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Whenever I listen to The Pixies I enjoy them but there’s not really anything incredible about it to me. I enjoyed this and there’s some good fun alt and punk rock but I’m not going to remember it a week from now.

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Done.

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As someone who does not traditionally listen to rock, I am definitely not qualified to rate this album based on any of characteristics a typical rock listener wants in an album like this. With all that said, Bossanova is a juxtaposition of an album, contrasting intensely abrasive guitars and sometimes even purposely sour/devilish notes to softer, melodic and almost poppy ambience cut through with consistently great drums (seriously I love the drums on this album). To a rock fan this may feel like the light and dark battling it out in a beautiful piece of art, but to someone like me who doesn't normally gravitate this sound, it would be more accurately described as an intense sprint with momentary gasps of fresh air between dashes. Notable songs (FOR ME): "Dig for Fire", "Hang Wire" and "Stormy Weather".

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Not my favorite

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3.5 honestly Ana Allison The Happening Havalina

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Such a dramatic step down from their previous material but still slaps here and there.

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It's indie but it's good. Bit forgettable though, first couple of songs were the best by far. 3/5.

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I like the Pixies and I’ve listened to this album a fair bit over the years. I don’t know that I think this is their best: the execution is a little muddy in places.

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Shouty, screamy, quiet, loud, aliens, love, hate, rock music. Pixies. Best Tracks: Velouria; Is She Weird; Dig For Fire

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The Pixies are in their own field of 90's alt rock. The being, there doesn't seem to be any other band like them. And to that extent they're pretty good at what they do, but it's not for me. I think that, for the people that it is for, they'll absolutely love it. I can easily see this being my favorite album if I was more into the sound, because The Pixies are exceptionally good at what they're doing here.

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Album voorspelt veel goeds met het instrumentale openingsnummer dat aanvoelt als filmmuziek. Helaas is het tweede nummer echt schreeuwlelijk, met als resultaat dat mijn interesse flink weggezakt is. De rest van het album kan ik goed luisteren en klinkt zeker niet onaardig. Maar niet meteen iets wat me opvalt. Beetje zoals zoveel rockbandjes. ***

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eh.... 3?

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October 7, 2021 Not bad!

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Pretty cool. Can definitely hear how this has shaped a lot of recent things

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At the time, mind blowing, but that was because I had consumed surfer Rosa and Doolittle and wanted just more and more pixies. Over time, I have come to the conclusion that SR and D were the highlight albums for me, and Bossanova was great but not quite hitting those early heights. Still quite fabulous, obvs

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A very solid listen, no stand-out tracks for me but good variety and some great grooves. Better than 80% of the non-grunge music coming out in the early 90s.

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Niby pierwszy album pixiesow na liscie, ale album pana franka blacka juz jakby zaprezentowal pixiesowe granie, ale to pewnie nie pierwszy i nie ostatni album tej bandy na liscie, bo bossanova nie rzuca sie na mysl jako reprezentacyjny krazek zespolu, tym razem rodem z hameryczki, sama plyta to indyjskie rokowanie lat 90 w iscie pixielowym stylu z mocnymi chorusowymi akcentami gitarkowymi, do tego basik, drumsy i gitarowanie blackowe, no i backujace wokale skladu, zwlaszcza pani kim z basika tworza pixiesowe brzmienie, podobnie jest w kompozycji kawalkow w wiekszosci mozna je podzielic na traki powtarzajace przez caly kawalek elementy refrenu lub caly refren z lekko zmienianymi zwrotkami jak na is she weird, kolejnym typem songow beda 5 minutowce o wszystkim i niczym, zreszta to tez pixiesowa cecha charakterystyczna bezsensownosc liryczna pana blacka, sluchajac czegos takiego samemu trzeba nadac sensu temu czego sie slucha, z tego powodu nie ma co nawet brac sie za interpretacje trakow, bo albo sa one tak proste, ze jest ona zbyteczna lub tak skomplikowane, ze bezsensowne, na plejke wrzuce przedstawicieli obu tych stronnictw wspomniany kwalek is she weird i bardziej monologowobezsensowny dig for fire, albumik sluchalny, ale pixiesy maja jeszcze zdecydowanie mocniejszy material w swojej dyskografii

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Enjoyable listen without ever reaching across the emotional aisle of the mind.

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Not as great as Doolittle but still good. I don't think I'd really go back to this album much though.

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Did not expect to hear that western theme at the beginning, or whatever that was. Overall, hard for me to get into this band, not much of this was holding my attention.

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cool album has some nice songs a little bit alternative compared to mainstream rock

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Velouria is a cool song. Ana is interesting. Back half drags a little. Sounds and production aren’t too interesting. I can kinda see how Weezer was influenced by them.

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3.6 - It has its brilliant moments but they seem keener on showing off how cool and in-the-know they are. Definitely impressive how woven into the fabric of modern rock they are but I’m left cold.

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Punk sensibilities in a noise rock suit. Tracks are hit or miss, but there's a good amount of experimentation and influences from other genres, which keep things interesting.

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Two pixies albums in 3 days, hmmm. Heavy surf-rock vibe. More of a pop sensibility, but still with some of raucous energy of Surfer Rosa. Doesn't hit the high points as strongly as Doolittle.

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Fun and engaging album with some great variety, makes for a quick and enjoyable listen, but didn't change my life

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I can't believe I never listened to an entire Pixies album. What a refreshing discovery. As well, they are originally from Boston! The album began strong, and then it started decaying, imo.

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ok

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We've had a lot of pixies on this list, my opinion on them is still much the same. It's enjoyable but not a stand-out album for me

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I like the Pixies in general, but I didn't find much in this album that really grabbed me. Both Surfer Rosa and Doolittle had songs that I really liked, but none of the songs here really stood out to me. It sounds like the Pixies, it was really consistent without being boring, but it never really seemed to reach the heights of the other two albums for me 3/5

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Some good noise that you can get a little lost in, but honestly nothing that really shines for me.

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The album radio tho..

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SHOCKED to discover there's a Pixies song longer than 5 minutes. It's an entertaining listen for sure, but I wouldn't say an essential one. After releasing Doolittle the previous year it feels like they might've phoned this one in juuuust a little. 3.5.

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Pretty Good

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This album didn't really move the needle for me. After the second track I almost turned it off, but then settled in as some decent background music, so it wasn't bad enough for me to turn it off, there's that I guess.

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Not a big fan of the Pixies. Not my kind of music. Too abrasive.

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Very innovative for its time, as it sounds much more modern than its release date implies. However, it does not contain many memorable moments throughout its runtime (to me, at least). The vocals are at times unintelligible however the instrumentals are good throughout. The last two songs contain a significant shift in mood though, to be fair.

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Too cool for me.

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Just not for me.

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Had some good songs but overall not a huge fan

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interesting album, wouldnt listen again but pretty okay

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not my cup of tea.

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This is their third album. Apparently their second, "Doolittle," is the one everyone loves... so why am i listening to this one? The album is fine. I like "Allison." LOL at bass players: Two weeks later, Francis placed an advertisement seeking a bass player who liked both the folk act Peter, Paul and Mary and the alternative rock band Hüsker Dü.[6] Kim Deal was the only respondent, and arrived at the audition without a bass, as she had never played one before.[7][8] She was invited to join as she liked the songs Francis showed her. She obtained a bass, and the trio started rehearsing in Deal's apartment.[9]

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Pixies has never really clicked for me. It's fine, just a combination of sounds that isn't *magic* to me.

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Couldn't get through it, maybe it was just the wrong mood for the day.

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Pixies always good, but nothing struck out to me here

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Bueno, no está mal...

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Was ok but not my jam

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Solid album, bit more straightforward than some of their other work. Gotta say I love the album artwork. Computer graphics were just starting to become more of a mainstream thing, and this art direction totally defined my youth. From Wargames to Hackers to browsing the magazine section at Barnes and Noble in search of the latest issue of 2600. The early 90s must have been such a wild time to be an adult, seeing a mass migration of life from analog to digital, creating digital work while stuck in an analog episteme. There were so many opportunities through the 90s, 00s, and 10s to shed the shackles of an analog past, yet still we click on a floppy disk icon to save our documents, still arrange the same alphanumeric keys in the same layout on our phones. Clearly our technology advances more rapidly than our understanding of it. I give this album 2 stars; I give my nostalgia 3.

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- punk, thank you - like Horkyze Slize but not funny

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Real tough to judge. I really liked the first instrumental song but almost everything else was somewhat forgettable. It wasn't as much of a drag as that Blue Cheer album and it grew on me a bit, but not really all that exciting. I think I could return to this one Saved: Cecilia Ann, Ana, The Happening

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Just like me determined! to walk past the bakery welcome in the Lidle..It started off so well

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It is a rock album that combines hard electric-guitars sound and tenor man's vocals.

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It's OK. Just average alt rock. I won't listen to it again and don't remember a single note of it.

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Pretty meh to be honest. Some really bad songs, some decent songs but nothing special overall in my opinion.

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These albums are just getting worse and worse

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Not my cup of tea

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nah

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Too edgy for my liking

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Not a fan

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Fan undrar om inte mina förväntningar inte riktigt bemöttes? Jag blev väldigt glad när jag såg att det var Pixies för det är ett band jag känt att jag lyssnat för lite på. Det kan bara ha varit att jag inte var uppmärksam nog eller inte nog sugen att lyssna på ett album vid genomlyssning, men det var inte riktigt vad jag tänkte mig. Det var absolut inte dåligt, men heller inte som lämnar några stora spår. Olyckligt, kanske nästa gång Pixies dyker upp för mig blir en slam dunk? Jag hoppas det.

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Good sound .

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I wasn't a fan of the first few tracks, but it picked up after a while. Rating relatively to the rest of this list, not in general.

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First listen. Need to hear this again. 2/5 for now.

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jag önskar verkligen att jag skulle tycka om albumet men det var alldeles för ojämt och tråkgit i slutändan, även om det fanns en del guldkorn.

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Assumed I wouldn't like it, and *really* didn't like the first couple songs. After that the album settles into kind of less catch Nirvana territory. Meh but not the absolute worst.

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trash

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Didn’t get through the whole album. Not my thing. Rock music with very simple lyrics.

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Not a fan of punk to be honest. Don't listen to much if this.

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First song sounds like cowboy surfer music, the second song immediatley turns into some grunge-punk scream Kinda dig it so far I spoke way too soon, couldn't even finish the album, hated every song except the first one which i liked enough to add to my playlist

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Boring

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Just mindless hard rock playing. It's not really my thing. 3/10.

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Nothing interesting

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Really don't like the Pixies

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Not for me.

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Awful

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This album sound like a punk album recorded by someone who has no idea what punk is or was. It has no life

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boring. Just don't get the appeal.

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Didn’t like very well

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1/5

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