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Trompe Le Monde (album) by Pixies

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Trompe Le Monde
Trompe Le Monde by Pixies (1991)
Overall rank: 631st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 480 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1991 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (130th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (631st)

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Pixies bestography

Trompe Le Monde is ranked 4th best out of 15 albums by Pixies on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pixies is Doolittle which is ranked number 19 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 83,091.

Pixies album bestography « Higher ranked (393rd) This album (631st) Lower ranked (982nd) »
BossanovaTrompe Le MondeSurfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim

Members who like this album also like: Doolittle by Pixies, Bossanova by Pixies and Surfer Rosa by Pixies.

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90/100
From imimesis
Eccentric, though in no way surprising for Pixies. A good way to end their pre-grunge run in the late 80s, early 90s.
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From Brandon8
I find myself coming back to this album the most of all Pixies albums. This one sounds more modern, quirky and mature with an undercurrent of sadness throughout perhaps due to this being the last release for a long time.
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A masterpiece... Pixies best album and possibly my favourite album ever
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From Brad1770
I'm a massive Pixies fan and woof this album stinks , trust me.Subaculture and Planet of Sound go ok but the rest I cant stand as the once mighty band had slipped so far . I haven't listened to this album since its year of release and have no intention of ever returning
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85/100
From FloydMJ
Despite a preference for their previous 3 albums, I enjoy the atmosphere and sound of this one. Not a great abundance of memorable tracks, I think this one is a grower (I personally need to listen to it more often!). However Kim Deal is key to this band for me, and her reduced contribution to this one inevitably has an effect.
I'd rather 4 distinct albums, where everyone has their own favourites, than 10 identical ones. This is, after all, why I love certain bands more than the rest - Pink Floyd, Radiohead etc as other examples.
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While Doolittle and Surfer Rosa get a lot more attention from critics, I place Trompe le Monde right there alongside those two albums in my own Pixies pantheon. Probably the most important difference between Trompe le Monde and the Pixies' earlier work is the reduced role of Kim Deal, making this record somewhat closer to a Frank Black solo album than any of their previous efforts. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. The high points here are as good as anything else in the Pixies' catalog, especially the loud, indulgent, and bizarre "Space (I Believe In)," with its memorable if ponderous refrain, "Jefrey with one F, Jefrey."
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Pixies haven't got a single bad album (let's pretend Indie Cindy doesn't exist). Trompe Le Monde is full of great riffs, cool solos and Frank Black's trademark quirky lyrics and vocals. U-Mass, Alec Eiffel, Planet of Sound, Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons. How come this is not one of their best? Of course it isn't as good as Doolittle, but it's as good as Surfer Rosa at least. And it's better than Bossanova, in my opinion.

And also, IT'S EDUCATIONAAAAL.
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Are people deaf? Seriously? How is this record significantly inferior to Doolittle and Surfer Rosa? Trompe Le Monde is a masterpiece in my opinion. When Dave Grohl was asked what was the best record of the past 20 years, back in 2010, the first record that came to his head was Trompe le Monde. Enough said!
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From Bluish
My favourite one.
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From zexen47
I like it way more than Bossanova...it has the excellent Alec Eiffel, great songs like Motorway to Roswell, Letter to Memphis, Bird Dream, a nice cover of Head On. Pretty good effort, all in all
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