Doolittle (studio album) by Pixies

Doolittle by Pixies
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 17th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,739 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1989 (1st)
Award Best album of the 1980s (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of all time (17th)

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Doolittle is ranked as the best album by Pixies.

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Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,739 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 88.2/100, a mean average of 86.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 88.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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60/100
From 05/01/2022 23:27
I've tried over and over to let this album sink in; however, I just don't get it. Way better music is out there from that time period.
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90/100
From 04/12/2022 14:07
One of my top 5 all time guitar indie albums. It is an absolute triumph of varying and wacky ideas coming together to make a surprisingly coherent and brilliant album that stands as one of the most influential albums of it's kind.
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40/100
From 02/11/2022 18:53
I think this album is a bit overrated to be honest. Here Comes Your Man, Debaser and Monkey Gone To Heaven are awesome. There are a few other good songs like Gouge Away and La La Love You, but too much of the album is annoying noise (eg. Crackity Jones). Still definitely worth a listen, but I struggle to see it as #1 album of the 80s and #17 of all time.
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90/100
From 11/16/2021 19:18
8 of the tracks (more than half) I would rate at 9/10 or higher. So yeah, we all know this is a great album. However - a few songs (Dead, Crackity Jones, and Silver) are "just OK" and actually border on being a little annoying. Compare to the "Bossanova" album, which does not swing as wildly. It only has 3 songs I rate over 9, but nothing I dislike or find annoying. So that album wins on consistency. Ah well, thanks to modern technology it's really easy to skip the tracks you don't like as much. That said, even the worst of this album is better than the best of some others.
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100/100
From 11/11/2021 20:47
A creative, destructive feast for the ears. How did human minds come up with these songs. One of the all time greats.
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From 11/02/2021 18:50
The Pixies are an anomaly. On one track they can slam you in the mouth with aggressive riffs and smashing rhythms. In the next, they can pull back with sublime melodies and poetic lyrics. And in the case of Doolittle, all of them weave together this beautiful and powerful piece of art. One of the best of all time.
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100/100
From 10/18/2021 20:26
Album Rating: 93.47
(1,402/15)

1. "Debaser" - 94
2. "Tame" - 98
3. "Wave of Mutilation" - 92
4. "I Bleed" - 87
5. "Here Comes Your Man" - 94
6. "Dead" - 85
7. "Monkey Gone to Heaven" - 99
8. "Mr. Grieves" - 94
9. "Crackity Jones" - 97
10. "La La Love You" - 90
11. "No. 13 Baby" - 93
12. "There Goes My Gun" - 92
13. "Hey" - 100
14. "Silver" - 87
15. "Gouge Away" - 100
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70/100
From 09/21/2021 06:23
It is OK, but not for me. Surprised that this is the #1 album of the 80s
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From 08/27/2021 21:00
Disco correcto.

Mejores canciones: Here Comes your Man, Debaser, Monkey gone to heaven,
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Rating:  
95/100
From 06/26/2021 23:34
Bought this on tape from the old Britannia Music Club service, after hearing several of the songs on Peel Sessions. Honestly....was disappointed when I first played it. Just didn't get it at all. Took me a good few years to appreciate. Now I just think it is one of the most defining records of the 1980's. This along with Surfer Rosa re-energized a damp decade for music in general. So original which always matters.
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1. Doolittle by Pixies
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3. Disintegration by The Cure
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