Trompe Le Monde (studio album) by Pixies

Trompe Le Monde by Pixies
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 732nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 583 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1991 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (129th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (732nd)

Pixies bestography

Trompe Le Monde is ranked 4th best out of 24 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 43,866.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 583 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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70/100
From 02/26/2022 00:31
I’m a pretty big Pixies guy, hell ‘Surfer Rosa’ is the numero uno album on my all time list, but I’ve been harsh on ‘Trompe Le Monde’ over the years. Too harsh. And time has provided perspective as to why

(1) When ‘TLM’ came out in 1991 I was still basking in the glory of ‘Surfer Rosa’(1988), ‘Doolittle’ (1989), ‘Come On Pilgrim’(1987) and to a lesser extent ‘Bossanova’ (1991) - ‘TLM’ wasn’t a pinch on these releases. I now understand how iconic these preceding albums were and nothing comes close let alone’TLM’

(2) 1991 was a huge year for iconic albums with legendary releases from Primal Scream, Nirvana, MBV, R.E.M, Teenage Fanclub and Slint. ‘TLM’ simply got swallowed up

(3) Being a massive Jesus and Mary Chain fan I had a huge problem with “Head On’s” inclusion on ‘TLM’. Even today its not a great version but I’ve certainly mellowed

(4) Weaker tracks: initially I thought the albums weaker tracks (“Bird Dream of the Olympus”, “Distance Equal Rate”, “The Navajo Know”) were simply awful which completely blinded me to the amount of good on ‘TLM’

So Dear Pixies
I got this one wrong, please forgive me. We all make mistakes, and this has been a big one

Trompe Le Monde may translate to “Fool The World” but you ain’t fooling no one
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85/100
From 02/27/2021 20:45
For my money, way better than Bossanova. Much more explosive, every song is so good.
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From 12/23/2020 05:46
The most underrated Pixies album and one of the most underrated albums out there. Not a weak song
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70/100
From 05/16/2020 11:01
Okay, so it's not Doolittle, but very few albums are. It's not quite got the raw energy of Surfer Rosa either, but Space, Planet of Sound, Palace of the Brine, Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons and Motorway to Roswell are all Pixies classics.
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80/100
From 06/03/2019 01:13
fantastic album I am new to the Pixies every time I hear another album by them I become a fan
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90/100
From 03/05/2019 20:29
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 11/05/2018 05:01
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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From 02/15/2018 22:36
A masterpiece... Pixies best album and possibly my favourite album ever
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From 02/11/2017 13:21
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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Best Albums of 1991
1. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
2. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
3. Ten by Pearl Jam
4. Spiderland by Slint
5. Achtung Baby by U2
6. The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
7. Laughing Stock by Talk Talk
8. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. Metallica by Metallica
10. Screamadelica by Primal Scream
11. Blue Lines by Massive Attack
12. Out Of Time by R.E.M.
13. Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden
14. Trompe Le Monde by Pixies
15. Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses
16. Dangerous by Michael Jackson
17. Temple Of The Dog by Temple Of The Dog
18. Yerself Is Steam by Mercury Rev
19. Woodface by Crowded House
20. Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins
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