Trompe Le Monde (studio album) by Pixies

Trompe Le Monde
Trompe Le Monde by Pixies
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 717th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 563 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1991 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (131st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (717th)

Pixies bestography

Trompe Le Monde is ranked 4th best out of 20 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 48,396.

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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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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 563 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.8/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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90/100
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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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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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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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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Best Albums of 1991
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2. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
3. Ten by Pearl Jam
4. Spiderland by Slint
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20. Innuendo by Queen
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