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Doolittle

Pixies

1989

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Doolittle

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3.79

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5

Already a firm favourite. I get lost in the guitar before getting kicked by the angsty vocals. Love the backing vocals on this album. People forget the voice is another instrument. Quality

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5

Awk COME ON. It's feckin' Doolittle like. It's "alternative rock" at it's finest, whatever that actually means.

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5

Believe it or not, I've never listened to Doolittle all the way through before today, and now my brain is fried. It's as disorienting as if I'd been on a half dozen rides at a carnival after getting drunk. Maybe it's the sheer number of influences Frank Black draws from on Doolittle, from country to reggae; or how the album whipsaws from pop to punk on a dime, from sweet to shrill, or it could be the highly original freakshow lyrics, but no--ultimately, it's that all of this winds up sounding not like a stylistic mishmash, but rather an astonishingly congruent and cathartic artistic statement. Some of the songs on this album burn themselves into your brain on first hearing--Debaser, This Monkey's Gone To Heaven, and Wave of Mutilation come to mind--but every last track contributes to the cosmic mindfuckery that is Doolittle. Let me see if I can explain a little how the Pixies pull this off. It's not that these are virtuoso musicians or anything. It's more about how they bring together disparate elements in violently imaginative ways. One thing that Frank Black does is he tends to cut out sections of songs that would normally be left in as part of conventional pop structure. For example, on Debaser, there are these little two or four bar sections that connect ideas--they're exactly as long as they need to be and no longer. It's as if Frank Black found a way to make ADHD an integral part of his songwriting. And then, there's the contrasts: on the same song, check out how the poppy countermelody of Joey Santiago's guitar co-exists with Frank Black's shouted vocals. Or the segue from a gentle reggae lilt to a demented hillbilly stomp on Mr. Grieves? This is twisted stuff, even before you factor in lyrics about sliced eyeballs, driving into the ocean, and interracial relationship fantasies. Doolittle is a blast from beginning to end.

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5

It's always interesting when you realize where an artist's influence comes from. A few songs in I was like... wait, Mitski??

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5

Awesome Alt-rock album. A long overdue intro to the Pixies

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5

I need to listen to more Pixies

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5

Everything about this album is so on the money. So loose and tight at the same time. Cmon it's the best

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5

One of the most influential albums of the 80s. There would be no Nirvana, Radiohead, Strokes, etc. without this band or this record. Loud quiet loud, baby. This is a top to bottom masterpiece of noise, melody and killer production. Black Francis’ voice on this is shredded and Kim Deal is just the coolest bass player ever. Favorite track(s): Debaser, Tame, This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven Least favorite track: No 13 Baby

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5

Big part of my high school and college years and beyond. They laid the groundwork for so much that was to come (and which is still going). My favorite part is the unique phrasing. Everything is so infectiously memorable. The lyrics are a great combination of cryptic poetry and a down to earth, almost conversational quality. Their music too is a seductive balance of simplicity and sophistication. Very human/vulnerable. Love both Frank Black and Kim Deal. Saw Frank Black solo playing a good amount of pixies material in college for like 3+ hours. Such stamina and energy. Total force of nature. Sweat running down from his bald head into his eyes the whole time.

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5

I adore this album. It’s as if they wanted to play music like the early Beatles but every time they tried this twisted sound came out instead. Frank Black screeching vocals, Kim Deal’s insistent bass, Joey Santiago’s intricate guitar solos and David Lovering’s sharp drumming - what a combination.

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4

this album make me go wohoo like a cowboy

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5

At times visceral (Tame, Gouge Away) and at times pure pop (Here Comes Your Man, Debaser), Doolittle is an indie guitar masterpiece with hooks galore. Their loud quiet loud aesthetic has often been copied and maybe dulls the impact of listening to this album today but no band has done it better and on this album the Pixies nailed it.

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4

Pleasantly surprised - a lot heavier (in sound and lyrical content), more substantial, and more interesting than my perception of the Pixies, which was formed by hearing "Where Is My Mind" over and over again in various contexts over many years.

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4

This album finds its way onto my rotation every few years. It's loud, dissonant, with some great melodies sprinkled in. It's like the band Television stopped practicing and playing long solos and the outcome was a rougher and cooler album. It sounds like a live album. Like you are watching them play on stage. No polish just raw music. It scratches a nostalgic itch really well and is fun, but I can't honestly say it holds up in today's world in any serious way. If it came out today I would not be sold. That being said it did come out in 1989 and was a real shake up, so for that reason it's an essential listen.

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There's a fine distinction between landfill [insert genre] bands, and bands that sort through everyone else's trash to make something new and, hopefully, exciting. The Pixies are that distinction.

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Another good album, am I gonna rush out to buy it? No. Will it eventually make its way into my collection? Possibly. But nothing wrong with it, just not my absolute cup of tea.

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Doolittle is a very loud, noise-filled album and I don't mean that in a bad way at all. I'd never heard any of this bands music before, so it's safe to say that when I pressed play and the opening track 'Debaser' started to play, I wasn't expecting what I was hit with. Tame is filled with screams and really weird noises and made me feel rather uncomfortable, to be honest. The rest of the album is filled with more of the same loud, noisy vocals and instruments. I have never really listened to anything like this before and I enjoyed it.

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I realize Pixies were a huge influence on the 1990s so-called "alternative" scene - the quiet/LOUD/quiet music that among others Nirvana capitalized on. So there are a lot of people that like it obviously :) - confession: I really hated this genre of music and especially when I lived in Boston around the time the Pixies were active; almost the opposite of the kind of music I was into and grew up on. I always find it good to revisit music I rejected years ago to see how I might hear it differently... I'm definitely way more open-minded about music than i was in my early 20s. I can appreciate a few of the songs as having a decent melody and I definitely tip my cap to them for being pioneers of this sound. Hearing "Here Comes Your Man" and "Monkey Gone to Heaven" throws me right back to being 22 again and walking around Harvard Square, heading into Newbury Comics... that was a nice memory :) All said, beyond those songs I don't enjoy it and won't listen again - would have reflexively given it a 1 star 20 years ago :D just out of spite haha and honestly still feel that way for most of it (would be 2 or 3/10) but I'll give it a 2 on influence -> still not for me (and Black Francis' voice is just a straight up 'no').

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Doolittle is an album who tries to find itself with a lot of songs (15) in a little time (39mins). It does not help since I felt as no ideas were experienced completely. The first half of the album reminds The Cure's songs while the other half, the more original and exciting one, creates an Radiohead-like atmosphere. Since the style varies so much during the listening, I felt lost and couldn't fully appreciate any songs due to its premature ending. What seems like a ground-breaking album, for it being in the list, will last in my mind as a compilation of attempts to find a new style.

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5

Have heard this one before but this time it really clicked, great stuff 👌

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5

I've listened to a few of these songs before but never the entirety of the album. Loved it.

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5

один из любимейших среди инди-рок альбомов

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5

A great mix of surf rock, danceable songs, and a twinge of instability.

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5

so good it's not even fair. i will play every track on the jukebox until the end of time.

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5

One of my all time favorites, so nice I listened twice. Just prototypical and great

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5

This is really good, but should be listened to actively

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5

Amazing album, i like every song

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5

Damn that's good

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5

You can’t really go wrong with this album

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5

I don’t have a lot to say about this, don’t know enough about the genre or The Pixies but this album is great.

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5

Absolutely stunning album from start to finish. Very catchy yet abrasive at times. A timeless album.

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5

Liked it and it was entertaining all the way through

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5

Fantastic album! So, so good mirror universe indie rock. Fave track - there are maybe 2 or 3 tracks on the album that _aren't_ contenders for being a fave. I'm going to pick "No. 13 Baby" from my listens yesterday as the highlight - those guitar lines!

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5

I wish I found this in 1989

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5

In my top 3 of all time

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5

One of my all time favorites. Hey always makes me want to pick up my bass.

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5

It’s amazing to me that a band could be this weird, loud, and catchy all at the same time.

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5

Love the variety and “Hey” is on just about every mixed tape I ever made.

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5

We saw the Pixies perform this full album on it's 25th anniversary tour at DAR Constitution Hall. A seemingly unconventional venue for the Pixies. They must be true Daughters of the American Revolution. Kate asked if we heard this for the first time today, would we feel the same way about it that we do after discovering it at a much younger age and listening to it for more than two decades. This review nailed the dynamic of the Pixies, and what makes them so great - "The tension from straddling pop’s melodies with punk’s energy, Black Francis’ anguished lead vocals with bassist Kim Deal’s harmonies, and Deal’s own juxtaposition of flatly deadpan with perky and sweet make all of these tracks jump."

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5

SLICING UP EYEBALLS AH HA HA HA Favourite band of all time. Dark, Furious, Surreal, Funny, Melodic, Noisy And probably their most well known album (though I prefer Surfer Rosa as an album) Debaser is possibly my favourite pixies song, single at least. Wave of Mutilation also amazing. and Gouge Away. Ugh all of it! But some other less known absolute favourites are also here - La La Love You, Hey, Tame

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5

Well, my actual review got deleted when the page refreshed. So anywayyys...5 stars for this album of all killers 'n no fillers. Great job by a talented bunch of Mass-holes! They're probably Patriots fans too ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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5

Every single song on this album is killer. A true masterpiece beginning to end.

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5

i love the pixies, they were basically the gateway to my punk phase this album is full of bangers

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5

Easily one of my favorite albums of all time. Such a cohesive album, it's innovative and creative and inspires me to be my creative best. Nearly perfect album. Favorite Tracks: "Debaser" "I Bleed" "Monkey Gone to Heaven" "Hey" "Gouge Away" "Wave of Mutilation"

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5

Once again, the Pixies do not disappoint. Doolittle is such an influential album that there's not much more I can say about it. It is a wonderful blend of punk, surf rock, and new wave that would go on to influence bands like Radiohead and Nirvana. This album is more accessible than their debut, Surfer Rosa, but without compromising what made them great.

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5

Know this one well. Two Pixies albums in a row! Unlike Bossa Nova yesterday which I didn’t know well but thought had the same “vibe” but none of the tunes, this is an unequivocal start-to-finish classic that has been in permanent rotation since I first heard it 15 years ago.

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5

Ladies and gentlemen. Here's the definition of indie.

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5

UN CHIEN ANDALOUSIA

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5

Absolute classic, so many great hits in one album! Doolittle, Wave of Mutiliation, Here Comes Your Man and Monkey Gone to Heaven are in my repeat listens! I listened to this album 3 times in the day period it was given to me!

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5

Friends much cooler than I forced the Pixies on me in high school. Hey was on a mixtape that has a very special place in my heart and I still listen to the playlist often. I love this album so much.

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5

One of my all time favorites!

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5

Outstanding album. Every track is top drawer.

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5

Let's be serious for a moment: there's a serious argument to be made that this is the best rock record of the 80s. Yes there were bigger sellers, and this isn't exactly adhering to any prominent "sound" of the decade, but for the level of influence this thing has had ON TOP of some of the best damn songs ever, you cant help but think, maybe. Probably, even!

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5

Just amazing…. Weird and wonderful!!! Easy 5.

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5

Pretty much amazing. Raw, vibrating and energetic. Tunes of a lifetime mate.

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5

This album absolutely owns.

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5

So many great songs packed into less than 40 minutes!

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5

‘tame’- less kind to my ears first thing in the morning… ‘Wave of Mutilation’ on the other hand… ‘Here Comes your Man’ makes me feel nostalgic! It feels like pop- mind you, in the nineties I thought Radiohead was an appropriately jolly band to play at a party, so what do I know?! ‘monkey Gone to Heaven’- very familiar! And, one of the best songs about a monkey. ‘la la Love you’- I like the fact that there’s no ambiguity about the lyrics. I do love the noisy riffs, and tuneful melody combo.

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5

This was so fun to listen to, especially in the car on my way to work. I saw my life in the 90's run right by my eyes. I can definitely hear how this album influenced so much 90's music. Not only is my favorite song 'Hey,' but if I wrote a song, I might call it 'Hey.' I needed to find out more about the songs, finding this piece that you all might be interested in: https://consequence.net/2019/04/pixies-doolittle-10-stories-behind-the-album/2/ And, this: https://www.nme.com/features/30-information-pixies-album-doolittle-30th-birthday-party-2476993 Now, my biggest question is if I should change my dating profile to say, "I'm looking for someone who whistles at me like in La La Love You."

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5

This sounds just as amazing as when I was 15. I remember getting Doolittle and anything else on an indie label out of the library! I love Kim Deal’s backing vocals and the playing on it still sounds really exciting.

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5

It's all the best bits of rock n' roll from 1960s surf rock to 1980s hardcore thrown together in a way that is completely and utterly unique to the Pixies. Well it was unique at the time, every man and his dog ripped off the simultaneously abrassive and catchy formula in the early 1990s (hello Kurt). Although no one, Nirvana included, got anywhere near the surrealist genius of Charles' lyrics. It's in my top 5 favourite albums of all time without a doubt.

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Two 5s in a row is a rare treat and a third this week to boot. Christmas has come early. I wonder what we'll get on Christmas day. It better be fitting for the occasion. I don't want to be sat around with my family listening to Sinead O'Connor, crying into my Christmas Pudding.

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5

This is the album where it all came together for the Pixies; there expertise at going quiet-loud-quiet. Their expertise at churning beautiful pop melodies while maintaining their hard noisy edge. With songs like Debaser, Monkey Gone to Heaven, Here Comes Your Man and especially Gouge Away, The Pixies found the object blend of pop sensibilities and manic rock energy. A no brainer 5 star album.

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Who doesn't love Pixies?

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5

Loved this album before thos app. This is definitely a must listen for everyone. Certified Alt rock classic.

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5

1989 - Alternative rock; indie rock; noise pop

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5

Really cool well crafted almost pop rock in parts, in other parts however its really erratic and jarring. It doesn’t linger on one musical style for long. There’s a huge contrast between light and dark, it shouldn’t work but it does. Intricate and interesting guitar work, gritty but jangly at the same time. And the combination of male/female vocal styles is also really well done. I cant quite put my finger on it but I like it. And I also don’t like it. But I also love it, It’s weird. 5/5 - A really interesting listen, way better than I thought it would be. Listened repeatedly for a few days

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Hi-Debaser, Tame, Wave of Mutilation, Here Comes Your Man, Crackity Jones Lo-Mr. Grieves Probably regarded as The Pixies most famous album (this reviewer prefers Trompe le Monde), it's wall-to-wall short and sweet bangers, packed to the gills with Frank Black and Kim Deal coolness, there really isn't a bad track in the bunch, maybe some that just aren't as good as others (Mr. Grieves), but nothing offensive and they're all short that by the time you might think of skipping a track, it's already over, with the longest cut clocking in just shy of 4 minutes. Unfortunately, that means the party is over all too quickly!

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5

One of those bands, like Velvet Underground, that spurred thousands to form bands of their own. This album and the previous release Surfer Rosa were absolutely electrifying to me, as a young musician at this time.

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5

I've never actually listened to Doolittle before today and I feel like I've done myself an injustice. There is not one bad song on this album. Some great musicianship and sheer inventiveness in each song, everything sounds different and still balanced. Definitely going into the rotation!

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5

Amazing album. Quiet / loud / quiet perfected. Have listened to this many times before and will continue to listen in the future.

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5

Hard to revisit this one objectively. I remember purchasing this when it was first released and thinking this is the likely the best release of the year and one of the tops of the decade. Not much has dissuaded me that my initial impression was incorrect. I am a sucker for the combination of melodic pop and overlays of loud guitars. Add to it odd, cryptic lyrics and off kilter harmonies and I am sold.

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5

Wantlist

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5

Ahead of it's time and has aged so well. Love it.

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5

An absolutely perfect album

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5

At their height, this is such a great end to end listen, almost a concept album but with several stand-out tracks. Hearing it again, it’s still fantastic, such crisp production, moving between silences and wall of sound

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5

A magnificent album that somehow managed to push through to the mainstream. Who knew that tales of messy sex, chopping up body parts and dead monkeys would be so popular? Everything is perfect about Doolittle; the songs, the musicianship, the production. Kim Deal's bass is an absolute beast and holds it all together. Note how the quiet, loud, quiet thing predates Nirvana by a couple of years. One of the few albums that I could play on rotation and not get bored.

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5

different

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5

4.7 - fantastic album full of rock and roll excitement. Great nostalgia and bass licks that always bring smile to my face.

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5

I fucking love this album. It rocks very hard for me.

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5

What's not to love. Black Francis spirits and screaming out these strange stories, backed by that solid rhythm. But the thing that takes it next level is Joey Santiago's sonic wails, they just accentuate everything. Here Comes Your Man is great pop, written by Francis when he was 15.

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5

Just wasn't into them at the time but this was justifiably popular then and now. Great sound- almost retro and great energy paving the way for many bands afterwards. They blend all kinds of sounds into a cohesive whole and all the time it's never dull or repetitive. It either works or doesn't at all. For me it's 5*****

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Difícil de decidir. Por un lado, me imagino que este disco, cuando salió en 1989, fue totalmente adelantado a su tiempo, cuando las cosas sonaban en extremos como Pet Shop Boys o Metallica. Por otro lado, cuando los Pixies fueron "redescubiertos" por ahí del 2008, se convirtió en parte del sonido de muchos posers y básicas, y saturaron el tema. El disco se me hace bueno, aunque a veces se atasca un poco y la canción más popular que salió de él (Here Comes Your Man) es la que menos cuadra con el disco completo.

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4

Really impressed with the variety here. A ton of great tracks. 4.5

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4

I'm quickly becoming a huge Pixies fan. Just legendary tunes and so amazingly different than anything else out there.

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4

It's a fantastic album that I listen to fairly regularly.

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4

more punkie than i thought it would be!

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4

First time giving this Pixies album a listen. Glad I’ve got to know the Pixies better during all of this, well defo revisit this album more than the first one I reckon. Knew a couple of the tracks on there, and really enjoyed the ones that I didn’t already know. Here Comes Your Man is a classic.

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4

This has got me more into the Pixies than I ever have been. Some great tracks in here

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4

I’m here for the Pixies. I had heard of them but never listened to them. Weezer vibes and I dig.

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4

Good record. Gouge away <3

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4

Who doesn't love some Pixies

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I really like this album. I was hooked within like the first 12 seconds of Debaser. Those jangly chords are the truth.

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4

One of my college roommates was way into The Pixies, so I’m sure I’ve heard this album before. I was very much in the infancy of my music discovery at the time, and I was firmly committed to classic rock. This time I’m actually paying attention. I definitely remember Gouge Away fondly. The biggest surprise of this album is Here Comes Your Man. The chorus, and especially the lead guitar part, sound like a 1950s radio hit by a band of dudes wearing suits on the Ed Sullivan Show projected in black and white. Other highlights are Debaser, Monkey Gone to Heaven, and Hey. I very much dislike the screaming parts of Tame, but they are only a small slice of the album. It’s nice that my friend, J, and I get to bond a bit over this album 20 years after college. He got to tell me it’s about time, dumbass.

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4

Was reading an article that said the Pixies were the most influential alt/indie rock band of all time and this album shows why.

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4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Debaser, Monkey gone to heaven, Hey

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4

I like this album :) already heard it.

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4

Gave this a good couple of listens as I've been looking forward to landing on a pixies album in this little adventure. Have always wanted to do a deep dive on them but never got around to it. This is a solid album with a few 5 star songs. Overall 4 but keen to hear more from them.

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4

Excellent album, definitely on the forefront of the grunge/alternative rock movement. Funny, I always thought the song "Here Comes Your Man" was a remake of a classic 50s or 60s song. It just has that feel to it, but today I learned it's a Black Francis original. I don't love his voice but otherwise this is a very good album. 4 stars.

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4

Finally some good fucking music

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4

I've heard most of the songs off of here, but I don't know that I've ever listened to this album before. So much of what would happen in rock in the 90s is presaged here, and yet this album doesn't sound dated. The sound quality could be a little better, as it sounds a bit lofi at times, but overall it's a really groundbreaking album with no obvious flaws 4/5

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4

This was close to getting the 5th star. I remember listening to this album in 1990 at band camp. Then, maybe 6 or so years later hearing singles from it on the radio like it was something new. Such a good album.

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4

Wow, the tracks on this are so short! It's a great vibe - I only knew Here Comes Your Man/Monkey Gone To Heaven before. I'm gutted that I missed out on grunge/alt while it was happening but at least I rode the Britpop wagon for all it was worth.

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4

Great 1989 alternative music--a bit punk, a bit itself. From the first track I knew them. (Debaser). The hits on this album are "Here Comes Your Man" and "Hey"--I also liked Debaser, I Bleed, Monkey Gone to Heaven--and Silver. Gouge Away is good too.

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4

Not a fan but this is a classic.

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4

TBH, I was probably the last to recognise this album’s greatness. At the time I used to think it paled in comparison with Guns N Roses. But it grew on me, eventually. And while not all of Doolittle is sweet, there are multiple tracks whose place in history has been cemented.

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4

2nd album is also one I'm intimately familiar with! Dunno the first time I actually listened through Doolittle, probably not that long ago actually. The big songs are all bangers and I like the less-popular tracks as well.

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4

Dark and catchy songs, great lyrics and awesome vocals. You'll have to experience several listens to fully get the greatness of this album

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4

Pleasantly surprised at the opening of this one. Great guitar-forward anthem style song from a band I always attributed to songs like "Here Comes Your Man," which happens to be on this album. Debaser is a solid rock song. Wave of Mutilation is a great song! After listening to "I Bleed," I think Weezer has some explaining to do about that Sweater Song. This is a surprisingly great album!

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4

First time properly listening to the Pixies and I really enjoyed this.

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4

I always kinda hated on the Pixies, but I'm not sure why. It probably had more to do with me not really liking the people who liked the Pixies back in the day. But - they're pretty dope. The songs are "out there" enough while still being catchy in a weird way. Plus, I think their influence on a lot of the 90s-2000s bands that I dig is pretty obvious. I'm still not sure I'm a Pixies "fan" - but I respect them. And - I'm giving them a one-star bump for all the hate and shade I used to throw their way.

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4

I didn't think that I would be thrilled with this one and the first few tracks didn't disappoint me on that sentiment...I mean, fine, but not anything that pushes me to want to listen more. Then around track 4 I started to warm up just a bit. Then I recognized one of the tracks (La La Love You) from a mixtape I received in my younger days and got the warm fuzzies. That endeared the album to me more.

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4

I didn’t expect to like this, but I really did.

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4

I was hungover like anybody's business while listening to this. A few tracks I didn't quite have associated with The Pixies. Good album. Solid 4/5.

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4

YES! This is what I'm talking about. Songs that get in, get it done, and get out.

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4

Quiet loud quiet loud - awesome alternative rock. Weird as hell lyrics, but this was surely the future of rock, Americana, and new wave post punk back in the late 80s? Loved seeing them back together at Brixton Academy in the early 2000s before Kim left. No disappointment even if Kim and Charles weren't talking to each other! Doolittle is still a great listen.

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4

I was ready to love this based off the singles but it’s too punk for me. I like a lot of the elements- thumping bass; surf guitar; interesting backing vocals; but the over all impression is shrill, shrieky and a bit angsty. If I was born in a different place at a different time I can imagine I’d love it.

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This is honestly a great album. Not something I thought I would be into but I was pleasantly surprised while listening to it. A solid album, maybe I should listen to some of Pixies’ other work.

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Had some moments where I vibed with it, but just not generally my preferred style. I can see why some love this though.

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3

Never really listened to a full Pixies album before. Some classics "Gouge Away" and "Here comes my man". Overall enjoyed, but probably takes a few more repeat cycles to fully click.

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It was cool listening to an album from the year I was born. Definitely grungy, which I thought I would like. The sound lyric wise is much more free form (think talking heads) but not as great as what comes later in the 90s. It’s a cool starting point into the type of music that will follow. If nothing else it’ll be cool to recognize one of these songs if they pop up.

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Se me hizo muy difícil calificar este disco. Musicalmente es brutal. Así deberían tocar todas las bandas y en vivo seguro te volaba la cabeza. Además, puedes escuchar por algunos segundos a 722 bandas que en el '89 no sabían que iban a tocar así y seguro no sabían que formarían una banda. Mi problema creo que es con las letras. Ninguna me llama lo suficiente para cantarla, para quererla escuchar varias veces y aprenderla o siquiera traer la tonada. Reconozco su importancia y me gustaría que me gustara más pero hay algo que no deja que me encanten las canciones. Songs: Gouge away, Debaser

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3

Experimental and undoubtedly inspirational, theres not a lot of filler on this album. While I enjoyed it and probably wouldn't argue if someone put it on, I don't think that I would ever put it on myself. There really isn't a stand out song on this one. It's experimental and accessible, but not particularly catchy. catchy

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3

High energy garage rock. This album has some of Pixies best tunes including my favourite and inspo for early V Men - Hey. Having said that it’s a long album with a fair few filler songs which means I’m giving it a 3.

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Expected filler. Got bangers. I was a fan of the lyrics and the vibe, but unsure how quickly I'd run back to this one. Solid. Ps. Here Comes Your Man is the most out of place song on any of the albums so far.

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Angst truly is timeless

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The first half of the album was really quite enjoyable and I really liked 'Debaser'. The second half got weirder - 'Crackity Jones' and 'No 13 Baby' were not my favourites. I think this album is a grower, but I base my rating on first listen, so it's a 3.

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Definitely an acquired taste, need more listens

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An already stressful day enhanced by the fraught screams of the pixies into my eardrums. Resting heart rate 91bpm.

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Hate it. I really can't enjoy punk (or is this even punk? This album generator is giving me the feeling that I don't really know what punk is - but anyway, I hate this one). Somehow it's simultaneously annoying chaotic noise and musically absolutely boring to me.

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5

YES

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5

One of my favorite albums! "Debaser", "Here comes your man", "Monkey Gone to Heaven" and "Gouge away" are classics, and most of the other tracks are bloody good too (except maybe "Tame")

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5

Kjærkomment gjenhør!

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5

One of my favorite alternative albums. Every song has a purpose, terrific pacing and just weird enough to separate it from the crowd

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5

5 estrellas totales. Al menos por los recuerdos que me trae. Me pilló en el cambio del colegio al instituto en un momento que estaba de moda el Heavy y a mí no me gustaba. Pero esto sí. Guitarras potentes, melodía, estribillo todo lo que me sigue gustando de la música estaba ya ahí.

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5

I already liked this album. The Pixies are such a unique band IMO and in this album they show that's possible to showcase a variety of musical talents and styles and still put out a cohesive album.

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5

Best

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5

One of my all time favourites

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5

So many bangers. A game changer for me in formative years. Shout out to Conrad Roots for making me listen

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5

Stone cold classic

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5

Marginally prefer this album to Surfer Rosa and I think it has a slightly stronger legacy probably because there are more recognisable songs like Debaser, Tame, Here Comes Your Man, Monkey Gone To Heaven, etc. 9/10

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5

yes

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5

oh please. 5 stars.

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5

Absolute genius!!

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5

It’s a collection of really brief songs that are also fully formed pieces. So you get one song that does a thing, then the next song will do something else.

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5

DIS CA ZO!! 10/10 ludomatics

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5

Know it well. Fantastic tunes

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5

One of my favorites of all time!

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5

Un dels millors discos de rock alternatiu... de la història? I això que personalment sempre li tindré més carinyo a 'Bossanova', amb qui els vaig conèixer... però el llistat de singles imbatibles d'aquest és tan difícilment superable....

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5

Never knew this album came out in the 80s. Love it.

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5

It's a classic and every track is a standout quite frankly

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5

One of the most influential collection of songs ever. It all slaps

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5

Superb from start to finish.

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5

So good. 9/10. Never listened to it all the way through before. Frantic, schizophrenic love songs. Unreal, loved it.

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5

Heard this for the first time 15 years ago. Loved it then, love it now. Can understand why it’s an acquired taste though so 2s & 3s won’t surprise me.

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5

Una maravilla! Ahora entiendo como es que inspiro a tantas bandas

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5

Classic album- loved listening to this again. Great memories of my Uni days. Debaser gives me goosebumps

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5

I once fucked a pixie in the nostril. It died instantly.

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5

strong album.

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5

Awesome album. 1989, their 2nd album. Here comes your man. Punk/grunge kind of sound.

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5

Hi-Debaser, Tame, Wave of Mutilation, Here Comes Your Man, Crackity Jones Lo-Mr. Grieves Probably regarded as The Pixies most famous album (this reviewer prefers Trompe le Monde), it's wall-to-wall short and sweet bangers, packed to the gills with Frank Black and Kim Deal coolness, there really isn't a bad track in the bunch, maybe some that just aren't as good as others (Mr. Grieves), but nothing offensive and they're all short that by the time you might think of skipping a track, it's already over, with the longest cut clocking in just shy of 4 minutes. Unfortunately, that means the party is over all too quickly!

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5

Doolittle is one of high water mark albums of Alternative music to have come out of the US in my lifetime. None of the songs outstay their welcome. a stoned classic

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5

Debaser has me smiling this morning. This is a terrific thrash around punk album with great breakbeats, song structure, and a killer sense of song and album dynamics. Gouge Away leaves a yearning feeling in its wake.

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5

I had a group of friends in college who were really into Pixies. But at the time they never appealed to me. So I had an immediate negative reaction when I first saw this come up. Then I recalled that earlier in this project I fell in love with a Frank Black album. Maybe this won’t be so bad? I’m pleased to discover that I loved this album! The grungy/punky/surfy sound and dark themed surreal lyrics were very interesting to me. I saw it all more as paint brush strokes more than coherent stories I clearly understood. But I really like the songs painted on this album. Sometimes the cool kids are right! I have heard “Here Comes Your Man” before and really like this song. Other standouts: “Wave of Mutilation” and its crazy underwater references, “Monkey Gone To Heaven,” “Crackity Jones,” “La La Love You” (nice wolf whistle!), “No. 13 Baby,” “Hey,” and “Gouge Away.” I really enjoyed listening to this!

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5

Eu acredito que esse seja o meu álbum favorito de todos os tempos.

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5

I have no idea how they do this. I've listened to this for a long time and love it. But if someone describes songs like Tame and Crackity Jones, you would think this is unlistenable. But the violent vocal delivery somehow fits and there is plenty of time for balance and melodies as well. It's an incredible album.

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5

I've listened to this album a billion times and will listen to it a billion more. Don't waste your time reading this review. Listen to the music.

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5

My favorite Pixies album.

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5

Miten mä en oo kuunnellut tätä kokonaisuutena aikaisemmin! Ihan vitun tight! Superkova wtf?! Sika hyvää ja nyanssirikasta kaahailuu 5/5

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Obviously inspired and inspirational, and no doubt a nailed-on 5 to many. But I don't really connect to this as much as similar-ish indie bands from that era. Give me Pavement or Dinosaur Jr instead!

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4

closer to a 4.5

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4

Really enjoyed it. Quite varied sounds and nice funky beats. Was going to five stars but the last couple tracks were a bit meh

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4

A transformative alt-rock album; sound is very ahead of its time and the future bands that were influenced by it are so palpable.

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4

Nostalgia jam

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Fuck yeah

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This is the punk I was expecting, since the early 70s stuff was way too obtuse and angry for me! Or maybe this is early 70s, and I just like the Pixies a lot more? It's calmer, at least.

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4

an awesome album

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Original 80s/90s garage sound. Not for everyone but lead the way for modern artsy/need rock/alternative

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Love it!

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4.5 | Creo que es el primer disco que toca que tenía en físico. Entre este disco y su disco anterior a mi parecer fueron los Pixies quienes dieron forma a la verdadera escena del rock alternativo que dominaría en los 90s, incluyendo a la formación del grunge, que sin tocarlo como tal si pusieron la base de cómo iba a sonar. Si bien contemporáneos como Sonic Youth o Jane's Addiction ya estaban a estas alturas y no se puede tampoco decir que fueran unos genios innovadores, no hay sonido más "puente" que el de ellos; todas las canciones, en su variedad de ritmos demuestran sonidos arrastrados de rock, con el atisbo de nuevas formas de interpretarlos. Nirvana podría haber existido sin ellos pero el sonido del Nevermind en muchos aspectos parece sacado directo de este disco y ese tipo de influencia se puede llegar a ver hasta en bandas que no suenan tan similares entre sí como Radiohead o Weezer. Desde la producción escueta de su música, las líneas de bajo simples, los temas macabros y a veces crudos, el humor y una voz salvaje que grita a garage. Es un disco errático, gracioso, perturbador, emocionante y que vive en el momento. Quizá es más recordado Surfer Rosa por ser el primero pero en este proyecto es cuando los siento en su apogeo. No podemos tampoco dejar de pasar por alto que es reconocida mundialmente como una de las bandas más facilmente tarareables del mundo... Creo fue Mike Portnoy quien dijo "Solo un pelele no podría tararear a los Pixies"

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Ah damn, da wollt ich noch ne Bewertung schreiben. Habe es aber sehr genossen. Pixies holen so ein Möchtegern-edgy-Girl wie mich immer überall ab.

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'Debaser' - absoluter BÄNGÄ, sondtrack von SKATE3. Außerdem liebt auch Stingo "the voice of AEV" diesen song (#Qualitätssiegel) Insgesamt ne runde Sache. A weng gschrei, bissi punkig und geht ins Ohr. Gehard Abfahrt!

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Better than I remember

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No se si sea edición. Pero es de esos discos que te llenan en cada instrumento. Y debe ser así porque así transcurrió la vida de pixies, sin pretensiones.

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Fint album dette! Høydepunkter: debaser (fantastisk førstelåt på et album!) og wave of mutilation. Kan kanskje bli bittelitt "masete" etterhvert. Hadde nok kommet opp på en 4,5 hvis halve poeng hadde vært mulig.

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"Don't know about you But I am un chien andalusia" (Debaser) "What's that floatin' in the water? Oh, Neptune's only daughter" (Mr. Grieves) El resto del disco sin más, pero Debaser es tan locurote que le voy a poner cuatro estrellas igualmente.

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4

Great tunes - I prefer Surfer Rosa but this is excellent.

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While the other Pixies album was a solid 8, this is more of a 7.5. It had more tunes that I knew on it, but preferred the last. Still, my roundup rule keeps it at 4/5.

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Closest we have had to a 5 star album so far, some fantastic songs but a little drop in quality in the second half.

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Heard it. Great.

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Fun!

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Ich ziehe es bossa nova vor, welches ich gestern gehört habe, werde aber trotzdem nur 4 Sterne geben, weil einige Songs dabei waren, die nicht hängengeblieben sind. Dennoch geiles Alben, Tame, Here comes your man, monkey gone to heaven und Hey sind meine faves und könnten alle nicht unterschiedlicher klingen hahaha

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4

Decent

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4

Great album

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Really good, nothing more to say.

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4

Great album that I come back to every now and again. Standouts are Debaser, Here Comes Your Man and Monkey Gone to Heaven

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4

Great band and great album!

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-generally solid alternative rock -nothing really stood out, but very nice -will probably give it another listen

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Brilliant little album with more than a handful of great tunes.

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4

The last great Pixies album.

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Shaggy and cool

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4

How is this so good?

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Wow, the tracks on this are so short! It's a great vibe - I only knew Here Comes Your Man/Monkey Gone To Heaven before. I'm gutted that I missed out on grunge/alt while it was happening but at least I rode the Britpop wagon for all it was worth.

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Альбом понравился, аж захотелось пиксис больше послушать

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It was "Debaser" that instantly dragged me in. One of those songs that could wake the dead by introducing in stages its taut, hitting-every-quaver bassline, fizzing lead, frenzied tambourine, searing rhythm guitar, and the deranged vocal with its battle cry of "I am un... CHIEN Andalusia!" Perfection which I've been returning to again and again, until it became my most played song on Spotify in 2020. The rest either hooked me just as quickly (I'm a sucker for strong melodic refrains like "Here Comes Your Man" and "Wave of Mutilation"), took a while for me to warm up to (the long cascading outro of "No 13 Baby", the slow burn of "Hey") or is still something I struggle with (the abrasive screaming all over "Tame", the tuneless chaos of "Dead"). The record strikes a great run in its mid section, filling up most of the second half with great variety, before sadly ending on a fairly shrugging note with "Silver" and "Gouge Away". Honourable mention to the underrated gem "Mr Grieves", one of my favourites for the way it restlessly jumps around in tempo and rhythm. On a first listen this would have been a 3*. It's now pushing 5, but to be fairer on some of the ones I'm hearing for the first time I'm rounding out to a 4.

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4

Enjoyed this album! Had some recognizable hits on it as well

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Their high point, four or five classics and only the fact that it tails off a little towards the end stops it from getting five stars

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4

Good album. Some really good songs on this one.

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Lolz is o people who bought it for here r comes your man

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its a lot but gonna try it? 2-3 stars maybe. kinda catchy. 3.5!

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The songs on this that I like I REALLY like. Wave of Mutilation, Here Comes Your Man, Monkey Gone to Heaven, Hey

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I quite like the fact that Ken Norton produced both The Pixies and Busted. (Wikipedia quite charmingly describes Busted a a punk band. O tempora, o mores...)

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I've been hearing that this is almost universally beloved for a long time. Nice to finally make the time to listen. Considering how totally disappointing was Surfer Rosa, this is WAY better. A decent producer seems to make a big difference, and it sounds like someone made them rehearse everything at least a couple times. The sound of every instrument is vastly better. The subjects are weird and wonderful and make me think. It's still quite rough and grating, it's not love at first sight, but I'll definitely be able to give this a few more tries and I think it'll grow on me.

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4/5

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Big fan of this one. Only song of theirs missing from this album that I really like is Where Is My Mind. Sad we missed them at RF

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Enjoyed it. But no songs stayed with me after listening

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Classic, heard a lot before. Good to great

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Almost. 4.5 out of 5. Great memories of seeing them tour this album.

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Прослушал

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Seminal album from a pioneering band.

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Klassísk Pixies plata í alla staði

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20th December 2021 Listened mainly while getting ready to leave Vancouver! Finished on the plane when landing in LA to come visit guy! Really great. Grungy, hardcore whilst being melodic and sensitive.

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4

Like, one too many songs. Otherwise tops.

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A good alt rock album, probably the best work by pixies.

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Awesome vibes. Liked it Very much. Dabaser, tame,silver,hey were the best.

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zum ersten mal ein pixies album ganz gehört. debaser catchy, erstaunlich voll produzierter sound, dafür dass sie die kings of alternative und indie sein sollen ein erstaunlich geschliffener sound. jetzt weiß man wo weezer abgeschaut haben, aber auch fucked up. probably nirvana irgendwie. whoa plötzlich tame - elektroschock für die gehörgänge. wave of mutilation mit dem geilsten Reim (mutilation - crustacean). kann ich glauben dass die den indie / grundge usw erfunden haben. kling auch immer bissl ironisch, sonic youth auf easy hörbar. so frühe 90er wie nur geht, obwohls aus den 80ern ist.

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Tiptop!

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Pretty great example of alternative rock. One of those albums though that I'd rather remember listening to than actually listen to.

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4

Nice rock album.

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Pretty good! Heard it before but nice going back to it!

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To help me decipher the lyrics to the first song, I tracked down the short film from 1929 it refers to, Un Chien Andalou, and watched it to the end, not deterred by the slitting eyeballs scene. This led me to looking for literary references in the other songs, and there are many, especially old testament references. This led me to reading the lyrics as I listened to every song and, on a few, visiting SongMeanings and reading the #1 most-liked interpretation. This, I think, would lead me to giving higher scores to most albums (excluding ACDC and the like). Musically, there's a chasm between the quasi-hardcore, less accessible songs and a handful of hits and pop-oriented tracks like La La Love You. I'm now convinced of the genius of Black Francis. Kim Deal is also talented, as is their singing drummer. And of course, the guitars are great. I deduct 1 point since I haven't done a full lyrical deep dive on the other 369 bands we've listened to.

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In yesterday's review of Jesus and Mary Chain I said they generated some excitement but not enough to get to the next level. This Pixes album has the level of excitement that JMC did not have. This album is also better than their first.

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NERRRRDS!

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Great album

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Musicas que eu ouviria para viajar.

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good but i dont rly remmember lolz

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great album, i love listening to an older album and realizing that this is an inspiration for a newer artist

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4

Pretty good but a bit uneven.

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Really good

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Great album which rarely falters.

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Nice record with bits that sound like new order, Neil Young and the Smiths

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An old favourite, just as much fun as it used to be

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I hear a direct line from this record to Cage the Elephant. Snappy post-punk rock. Melodic but rough at the same time with some slashing guitars.

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Another 4.5, just below a classic. This album influenced the next decade of indie music.

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4

A lot of familiar songs. Good album.

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Taattua ysärituskaa ja -kärsimystä, mutta erinomaisesti tehtynä. Joitain biisejä en pitäny niin hyvinä, että voisin tälle 5/5 antaa mut vahva 4.

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Onhan tää kova, parhaat biisit huikean hienoja. Helppo huomata vaikutus ysärin indie-buumiin jenkeissä. Ehkä muutama biisi oli vähän bulkkia, mutta sanotaan neljä miinus.

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This album did little for me at the time, as it seemed a bit of a let-down and a re-tread after their debut. Listening to it now the well-known tracks sound great. Some great tunes and I love the energy. It flagged a bit in the middle, with whatever the cost-reggae intro track was, but overall I enjoyed this a lot more than I did at the time. 3.5 stars.

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Kolejne Pixiesy wylosowalo, tym razem ich drugi studyjny album z 89, ktory jest moim ulubionym materialem bandy, orygialne wydanie to 38 minut punkowego rokowania mocno nastakowane kawalkami, bo jest ich az 15, wiec z jednej strony nie daje do duzego plejtajmu utworow, ale nadrabia to ich roznorodnoscia, obok energicznych, przepelnionych instrumentalna przemoca trakow jak tame czy crackity jones, ktore tez dobrze pokazuja jak banda dynamicznie laczyla momenty punkowe z bardziej stonowanymi alternatywnymi brzmieniami, czy nawet z popowymi liniami melodycznymi jak na here comes your man czy monkey gone to heaven, ktory feaczuruje tez bardziej egzotyczne instrumentale jak na grupe hamerykansko punkowo, bo pojawia sie na nim czterech grajkow sesyjnych operujacych smyczkami, ale co najbardziej mnie kupuje na tym albumie, jak i na reszcie tworczosci pana Blacka, to kontent liryczny, ktory sam pan Francis okresla jako giberisz w ktorym chodzilo jedynie o to zeby slowa dobrze do siebie pasowaly, ale jednak jest to niemozliwe biorac pod uwage zatrwozenie motywow przewodnim w ktorym dominuja dziwki, niezbadane glebie i oczywiscie czlowiek, a to wszystko podane w gestym sobie nawiazan biblijnych, wiec nie moglo zabraknac chocby babilonskiej kurwy czy numerow bestyjkowych, wiec jak dla mnie plyta ktora pamieta sie za ten giberisz, w ktorym granie schodzi na drugi plan, dodatkowym aspektem plyty jest jej lofikowosc, a zwlaszcza kontrast jaki robia niektore piosenki jak dead brzmiacy jak gdyby byl nagrywany w schowku na miotly, zwlaszcza ze wzgledu na jakosc wokali, a wystepujacym zaraz po nim monkey gone to heaven, ktory brzmi wrecz popowo, gdyby nie to ze traktuje o czyms tak obskornym jak wplyw czlowieka na srodowisko naturalne, o czyms takim sie przeciez nie robi muzyki do sluchania dla ludzi, a jednak brzmi to na jakosciowy blend szorstkosci punkowej, surrealizmu lirycznego i zywego instrumentala, przepis na undergroundowy szlagierowy krazek lub sleeperowy popowy album, bo jednak premierowo szalu nim nie zrobili, a jego ponowne odkrycie to wczesne lata 2k, na plejce juz cos z niego mialem, wiec malpi i czlowiekowy trak odpadaja, ale dodam jeszcze openingowego debasera i wave of mutilation, ktory od czasow mid90s bedzie mi sie kojarzyl z deska

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Bello, interessante, meglio di 'Surfer Rosa'

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Here comes your man

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I like it better than most mainstream Pixies stuff.

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Ihan ok. Bändin tuotantoa lähinnä hittibiisin verran tuntevana odotin enemmän. Ei kuitenkaan paskakaan.

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Best songs: Here comes your man, La la love you, Hey Worst songs: I bleed nice bass tone weird vocals 7/10

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I was already very much a fan of the song “Debaser” thanks to my days of playing NCAA Football ‘06, so I had hear some Pixies before this listen through. The album’s sound feels very much ahead of its time for being the late 80s. All in all, it was an enjoyable listen, though I probably won’t revisit it that often.

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Not for me

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Needs more listening

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It was a good album but I just personally didn't enjoy it.

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Ilmeisesti jonkinlaista kulttimainetta omaava räminäyhtye joka on jäänyt itselleni vieraaksi. Tämä levy herätti mielenkiinnon, mutta lopulta kuitenkin jäi hieman etäiseksi. Here Comes Your Man oli hyvä kappale, jonka tyylisiä olisi kuullut mielellään enemmänkin.

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Muy buen disco, te mantiene a un ritmo constante sin problema. No es el mejor disco de los Pixies pero ya se nota esa chispa para el nacimiento de otras bandas

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Can really hear the direct line from this to MGB. Here Comes Your Man and Where Is My Mind are glorious. 3.5 rounded down, prob wouldn't re-listen.

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Este fue un disco que me costó trabajo escuchar. Varias de las canciones son como "densas", empezando por la primera del disco: Debaser. Lo que me llamó la atención es que el disco es como muy vanguardista: para ser del '89, suena como si fuera un disco de alternativo de los 2000's (The Killers, Porter, Interpol, etc.). Me gustó "Here comes your man" y por eso le doy las 3 estrellas

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I'm not the biggest Pixies fan, but the good songs on this album are really good.

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it was fine :)

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Ya ni me acuerdo, lo escuché hace muchos días.

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not too bad

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Pretty decent rock 3.2

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Ok, interesting

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Also ich finds gut, würds mir aber nie wieder anhörn

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3 taugt schon

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Strong guitar hero vibes

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Solid album - 3.5; particularly enjoyed the second half, but still prefer Surfer Rosa

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I liked to know more about Pixies, which I already like, but this album is fine. Nothing so special that deserves too much highlight, but very nice songs.

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I got modest mouse vibes, kinda punk guitar alt or something

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Tämä kuulosti minun korvaan aika samalta kuin edellinen arvosteltu levy "The Strokes - Is This It". Tämä vaan on jo kasikytluvun lopulta. Minulle olisi mennyt ihan täydestä 2000-luvun levynä. Ja bändin nimen perusteella minulla oli ennakkokäsitys että (The) pixies olisi joku 60-luvun hippimusabändi. Paljon ylläreitä siis. Ihan ok menoa, mutta kuten edellisessäkin arviossa totesin, tämä musatyyli ei ole ihan minun juttuni. Soitannan pitäisi olla vähän rankempaa, että raastava huutelu ja vouhotus sopisivat siihen. Ihan okei ja yleissivistys kasvoi, mutta ei mene suosikkilistalle.

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3/5 okayish album

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3.6

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Never really given Pixies much of a chance before. Only listened (and enjoyed) their bigger hits but never ventured much deeper and I’m pleasantly surprised with this album. I think they’re a little overrated by pseudo music purist twats who ping out ridiculous opinions to make themselves feel clever and inferior to others. It’s not the best album of all time or anything but it’s decent, easy listening with big bass riffs and has some great tunes on it such as HCYM and Debaser. If I could, I would give it a 3.5. Fuck this voting system.

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(Accidentally listened on shuffle) I quite liked this album. The variety of vocals across the album was cool - shouty vocals across the whole album would wear me out pretty quick. Clean simple basslines were tasty on tracks like Gouge Away. Particularly liked Monkey Gone to Heaven and Here Comes Your Man.

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Não é mau, começa de uma forma consistente e quanto mais avancei no álbum mais desinteressante este pareceu-me. Não é algo que fosse ouvir, contundo é um bom album. Nota: 6/10

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edgy

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really weird at some times but liked some songs!

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Some great tracks that I hadn't heard before. Can definitely see the influence on grunge, metal, and punk.

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Weird as fuck, but a decent enough listen.

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Fine in places but I struggle in others. Fine album but unlikely to listen in a sitting.

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I enjoyed a couple of tracks, but most of it didn't do much for me

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I liked this album better than "Surfer Rosa", which has my favorite track from the Pixies. I knew three tracks from Doolittle, which were my favorites from this review: "Wave of Mutilation", "Here Comes Your Man" & "Monkey Gone to Heaven". The album had a level of noise that you'd expect from the Pixies, but a couple tracks ("Tame", "Crackity Jones") were noisy and chaotic enough to dip down into the "no thanks" category. I liked the album, but probably won't come back for a full re-listen.

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Fresh! Better than i thought it would be

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I have to say, 'I bleed' was difficult to listen to. Noise. So much noise! I liked some tracks and there were so many really good riffs and catchy tunes. Just too much noise for me.

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For some almost biblical in it's awesomeness. For me, decent alt-rock.

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Bossanova came up a few months ago, and even though the critics like Doolittle better, my preference is probably Bossanova. Some good songs on Doolittle, especially Here Comes Your Man and La La Love you. Otherwise, found this one to be just a little flat. 3.4/5

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A bit less chaotic than the earlier album i heard of theirs, and worse off for it. Good solid rock still.

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decent alternative rock album i suppose

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fun grimey stuff, they have a very recognisable sound which I do like. Don't know how likely I'd be to come back to this though, 3.5

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More angsty than I would have guessed. Here Comes Your Man is dope. Still looking for my mind.

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The hits are good, the rest is meh, but short enough that it doesn’t overstay it’s welcome.

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Verdict: It's complicated.

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Quite a good one. Not a fan of most songs in it to be honest, but the ones that I liked were quite good.

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I liked it, though I don't know when I would be in the mood to listen to something like this again.

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the pixies are a pretty boring band tbh

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I've heard it hundred times before, its not bad, just not amazing

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Hints of interesting stuff here, but the low-fi, scattered approach ends up detracting instead of adding. More focus would make this a much better album.

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Good but not great! Admittedly I was not the most focused while listening.

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Standard Pixes fare. Very distinct style and sound.

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6/10

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Standout Tracks: Here Comes Your Man; Mr Grieves; Skipped Tracks: Silver. There were also a couple that I was just like 'eh, this isn't for me'- Tame comes to mind Summary: It's a good album if you like Pixies. Unfortunately, I am indifferent to Pixies

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Diría que le he prestado un 74% de atención a este disco. No había escuchado nada de ellos antes. Bastante psicodélico I guess? Me mantuvo entretenido especialmente en la primera mitad. Parece Nirvana pre-Nirvana, hay toques como muy sombríos y para mis oídos foráneos a estas calles del barrio del rock, suena bastante bien, buenos riffs y sonido en general. Más allá de Here Comes Your Man el resto son bastante excéntricas, me llama la atención la estructura de las canciones pero a pesar de los riffs y los vocals que definitivamente son interesantes no me llega a cautivar. Curioso nonetheless. salu2 al monke de la portada que, aparentemente, está en el cielo. dep.

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Surfer Rosa was a fine debut album and they got even better with this their second. They released three solid singles from this album, and IMO Monkey is the best song in their canon. Unfortunately the rest of the album doesn’t live up to the same standard as the three singles so I “like” this album, which indicates a three star rating, but I don’t “love” it which would have bumped them up to four stars in my book.

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I've still never intently listed to an entire Pixies record all the way through. Here goes... Yep, still can't stand that guys voice. Which is weird, because I'm totally cool with listening to the slacker vocals of Pavement. The music is cool ("Here comes my man" is great). In fact, when I was first starting my college band (Those Transatlantics), I remember a friend saying my guitars were like the Pixies. Huh. Had definitely never heard them at that point. Then, I joined a band (FAWNN) that arguably sounds like the Pixies in almost every way. Still didn't take the time to listen to the Pixies. Yeah yeah yeah, they're cool. And, I guess in some ways they represent a current of music that fed directly into the previous record (Hole's "Celebrity Skin"). So, for that, I'll give it a strong 3.

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This is the first time I've listened to a Pixies album. Overall I enjoyed it. I preferred the poppier moments, so not sure I necessarily expect to love the rest of the back catalogue. When this is good, it's really good, but a little inconsistent. 3.5/5

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Achei meio crú.

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Great album. Couple of weaker tracks but otherwise pop perfection. And has lasted really well too!

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I've never got into the Pixies. Nothing has ever grabbed my attention to make me want to. This was no different. I'll give it three though because I can't deny the huge impact they have made.

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Didn't expect to like this one but I did. Probably not enough to listen often but good enough for today.

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Love/Hate relationship with this one. So much musical potential then they start screaming and beating on their instruments. Poignant lyrically, with a lot of angst and political strife.

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Un viaje a la adolescencia. Qué bien suenan los Pixies.

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This is not the type of music I listen to too but I have to say it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. Mediocre at best.

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I've listened to the Pixies before. They're just "okay" for me. I understand that they are influential but their music is dull to me. The album as a whole was good but the individual songs weren't memorable.

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It was kinda ok I guess their second album sucked maybe

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Pretty good

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Fucking strange, in a good way.

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Good band, something like to be near of the punk movement. LIke it.

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couple of great singles, but some shite too

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Heard a lot about the Pixies, so finally an album of them and I was not disappointed. I like their sound, he has a good voice and the guitars sound amazing. Favourite songs: - Debaser - Here comes your man

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Some of the rock and roll here was great but man the singers voice was sometimes insufferable. Here Comes Your Man outshines the rest of the album by far for me.

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Pretty good, couple of really great songs.

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Альбом не понравился от слова совсем. Поставлю 3 балла, так как какие-то треки меня зацепили. Но в целом голос вокалиста был неприятен.

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Indie. Un megahit. Ni fu ni fa.

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yir boi

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12/4 Love the edgy, dark content of it, I'm not too big a fan of the genre of noise-pop apparently. It's not bad per se, just I always expect the noise to be more melodic... yeah. Standout Tracks: Debaser, Tame, I Bleed

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I didn't like this album very much. I wasn't expecting the Pixies to be so scream-y? but especially on the second track (Tame, I think?) it was a little much for me. "Here Comes Your Man" is surf-rock-y and definitely the best song on the album

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Some enjoyable parts, but all in all not my cup of tea. Will probably never listen to this album again.

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listened to only 2 songs not my type i could see why people like it though

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I thought I was going to like it more

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Que es este choshinero?... Pura pedazera ni debería ser un álbum

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Yeah it was ok, not a huge fan

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Digget dette når jeg var 17, men nå syns jeg bare det er irriterende

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några bra låtar

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This albums has a few great songs and others that are just there to add play time. It is a good example of the style at that point in time but I doubt I'll listen the full album ever again.

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day 1, interesting album not exactly my type but ok lol

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OK nothing special for me

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Typical late 80’s, early 90s music. 2.5/10

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Debaser - yelllike no one listened, 2nd half is coo Tame - nothing but Wave of Mutilation - waaave I Bleed - same inside Here Comes Your Man - here he come Dead - sendoff Monkey Gone to Heaven - 6+7+? = ? Mr. Grieves - will talk soon Mr. Crackity Jones - crack is wack La La Love You - hard to say easy to confuse No 13 Baby - the eyes are telling There Goes My Gun - shoot first ask q later Hey - meant to be Silver - leaving for tomorrows better Gouge Away - do if you must 7/14 songs enjoyed best song* Here Comes Your Man 5.5/10

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Sounds great, but I wouldn't go out of my way to listen to this

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-Alternative, meh -Short lyrics -A lot of quiet -> loud

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head banger for a rager . probably fun to see live.

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its fine. I guess its alt rock? not totally sure 2.5

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🐒

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Didlittle for me

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Barring the couple of "hits", it's fairly weak.

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Helt ok sound, inget jättebra

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This album is a little weird. I was not familiar with the Pixies before this album. Definitely does not have an 80s feel to it. This surprised me.

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I've never played with the volume knob so much on one car trip, the volume differences within the same track is jarring throughout the album

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meh

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I'm not excited with this.

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First listen. Very nice. Like to hear more of it. 2/5

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a few good tracks, not really my style

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Cool beats and melody. Too much on the screamer side for me

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Fine

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I get it. But did very little for me.

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meh

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A few enjoyable songs, many annoying songs.

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This has all the annoying trappings of non-Seattle alternative: it rips off a random Stooges song (I hate the Stooges), adds fuzzy guitars (probably telecaster/vox combos ew), simple marching beat-style drums (awful snare sound btw), the most toothless singing possible (even the screaming is wimpy) and coats it all in shitty DIY garage band stylings. Plus the singer looks like that fat hairless creep from Little Britain. Overall it just gives off loser vibes - like the soundtrack to being bullied in high school or something. 2/5.

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Never really like 'punk' music, or anything that was considered grunge. This was really no exception. I enjoyed the backend of the album with Hey being probably my favorite song.

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The vocals were pretty hard to understand. But I guess that's the style. I thought the best section of the album was Mr. Grieves, Crackity Jones.

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I did not like the album

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Not for me

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It's telling that Here's Comes Your Man is the most popular song from this album. It's catchy, melodic and has a great hook. It's the only song on this album I care for. There are a few others that showed promise in the first few bars, but then the strident guitars, angry vocals and discordant noise kicked in and they lost me. It's just not my kind of music.

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Doolittle by Pixies (1989) One can explore these highly referential lyrics to discover their connections in literature, religion, and ecopolitics, but to what end? Lyricist Black Francis himself shook off notions of deep meaning in these references. His inspiration for the opening track “Debased” was “my stupid, pseudo-scholar, naive, enthusiast, avant-garde-ish, amateurish way” of viewing an early 20th century motion picture. And as to the chorus of the most popular song on the album. “I’m Your Man”, he says, “I don’t even know what that means”. So pardon us if we don’t care. This doesn’t rise to the level of surrealism. It is simply ham-fisted word smithery—jabberwockian without the euphony, syntax, and meter. Now the music, well, with a mix heavily dominated by inelegant bass-plucking and annoyingly intense backbeat snare, the limpid vocals and almost-tuned guitars are gratifyingly shoveled into a muddy background. The best way to listen to this record is with the volume turned down—to zero. 1/5

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Как и всегда не особо мое, но что-то в этом есть

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I really don’t like the singer which I couldn’t get passed. I found the vocals unlistenable at times, particularly in “Tame.” I liked “Here comes your man” but I already knew that one and think it sounded pretty different than everything else I heard on the album. There were a few others I liked, like “Hey” and “Mr. grieves” but overall was not a fan and wouldn’t choose to listen to this album again

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definitely hearing the surfer blood like sounds. pixies were an influence.

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норм

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A little repetitive, but good, liked it a lot!

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