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Doolittle (album) by Pixies 

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Doolittle
Doolittle by Pixies (1989)
Overall rank: 19th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,785 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1989 (1st)
Best album of the 1980s (1st)
Top 20 albums of all time (19th)

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Pixies bestography

Doolittle is ranked as the best album by Pixies.

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-DoolittleSurfer Rosa

Members who like this album also like: Nevermind by Nirvana, The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths and Surfer Rosa by Pixies.

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From Musyahid 11/20/2016 01:37
The best called-punk album
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From antiquusxy 11/19/2016 17:41
I'm not convinced that this is brilliant like everyone else seems to be, it's certainly not a "minimalist masterpiece" like some reviews have stated. There are some great little tunes with memorable screams, but nothing is revolutionary here like the work of many Krautrock bands of the 70s. Despite the biblical or environmental references, little is profound or boundary-pushing. Plus, "Crackity Jones" displays a really awful attitude towards mental illness.

If you're looking for great 80s albums, Kate Bush is waiting for you.
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85/100
From acolabella 09/20/2016 16:47
Such an important record for alternative rock
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85/100
From exileonthehell 08/21/2016 01:12
Frank Black took everything that was recorded in a bathroom and barely listened by anyone, to a new level.
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From buzzdainer 08/04/2016 13:22
It's interesting to me that for an album that is relatively difficult listening in places, this one has become an uncontroversial classic. That's because, behind Black Francis's maniacal screaming and Kim Deal's keening, there are great melodies, memorable (and often hilarious) production flourishes, and clever songwriting. As A.A. Dowd of the Onion's A.V. Club incomparably expressed it, "Doolittle marries psychotic gibberish to sunny surf-rock hooks." My favorites here are "Hey," "Here Comes Your Man," and of course, "Monkey Gone to Heaven."
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From garycottier 06/22/2016 14:50
Good album. Surprising how accessible it is. Nice pop/rock songs, nothing too taxing and challenging and certainly an enjoyable listen.
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From LimpLimbs 06/19/2016 10:21
A really cool album with a lot of short tracks. "Doolittle" influenced the whole 90's musical history.
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From souplipton 06/15/2016 04:14
Liked this album a lot more than Surfer Rosa, but still very confused by its ranking as the best album of the 80s. The 80s might not have been the strongest decade in music, but this still doesn't seem like a "best of the decade" sort of album. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" is a really great song, and "Here Comes Your Man" is good, but unlike the former track, it doesn't seem to fit with the album. "Hey" and "Debaser" are also good, but a couple of the songs, like "Silver", "Crackity Jones", "La La Love You", and a couple others do nothing for me.
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From Lefoule7 05/22/2016 21:32
87/100 Not the best album of the 80s but a close one.
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From ERadio 05/20/2016 21:24
Doolittle is a fantastic taste-test. Pure alt-cool, slicing up eyeballs and debasing the general public for nearly three decades. Your mom hates it and that's more than OK.
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