Trompe Le Monde (album) by Pixies

Trompe Le Monde
Trompe Le Monde by Pixies
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 726th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 524 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1991 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (133rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (726th)

Pixies bestography

Trompe Le Monde is ranked 4th best out of 18 albums by Pixies on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pixies is Doolittle which is ranked number 17 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 49,915.

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Trompe Le Monde track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 85 (131 votes)Comments: 2
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 524 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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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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100/100
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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50/100
From 12/26/2017 04:42
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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Rating:  
75/100
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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95/100
From 08/21/2016 19:20
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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Rating:  
90/100
From 05/13/2016 17:16
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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100/100
From 04/18/2016 15:57
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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Best Albums of 1991
1. Nevermind by Nirvana
2. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
3. Ten by Pearl Jam
4. Spiderland by Slint
5. Achtung Baby by U2
6. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
8. Laughing Stock by Talk Talk
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. Yerself Is Steam by Mercury Rev
18. Innuendo by Queen
19. Temple Of The Dog by Temple Of The Dog
20. Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins
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