Doolittle (studio album) by Pixies

Doolittle by Pixies
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 18th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 2,868 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1989 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of all time (18th)

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Doolittle is ranked as the best album by Pixies.

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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 88.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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From 04/01/2024 10:05
Nothing to throw away in this album. This is why a best of album can't do justice to the integrity of the original album where all the songs oddly sound better here and succeed to one another perfectly! Great album to listen in a car.
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From 12/24/2023 17:05
"Doolittle" by the Pixies is one of those albums that grabs your attention right from the start. Even without being a huge music buff or familiar with all their work, the album's energy and quirkiness are immediately noticeable. It's got a mix of loud, energetic guitar riffs and strange, yet intriguing lyrics that make you want to dive deeper into each song. The tracks swing from fast-paced and punchy to more melodic and eerie, giving the whole album a dynamic feel that's really engaging.
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From 09/06/2023 05:59
Chien Andalusia, I am un.
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95/100
From 06/13/2023 09:03
Wild album with massive influence on alternative rock in the 90s. Opening with Debaser, which such an explosive track referencing itself to Un Chien Andalou - film as shocking as this record, then we get Tame with beautifully mad "uh-uh's" repeated by the end of track. Wave Of Mutilation is another fantastic track where brutal lyricism is mixed with catchy melody, I Bleed is good with great moments. Here Comes Your Man is one of the most timeless songs I know. Dead slightly grew on me since my first listen as well as Crackity Jones it captures raw madness that is present in this record. Monkey Gone To Heaven is in my opinion the best track here with its rich symbolicism and lots of possible interpretations. Mr. Grieves, La La Love You and No. 13 Baby all are great surf rock influenced tracks. There Goes My Gun is amazing as well. Hey is my second favorite with its unique style and original lyrics performed with unusual passion. Western-like Silver is the weakest point. Gouge Away is perfect closer to this album and one of my favorites as well.
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95/100
From 05/15/2023 16:15
For the majority of this record you have an extremely high level of quality with so many of these songs being outstanding. There are just 3 songs that hold this record back which are Dead, Crackity Jones and Silver as previously mentioned in the comment from Culwin on this site. They stand out as the weak link on a record that is extremely consistent if you remove these few songs. Every other track is pure brilliance as they demonstrate their passion for making music through their high energy songs that are very difficult not to fall in love with. The music is both infectious and experimental which leads to a release that is just exciting no matter how many times you listen to it. Lyrically, it is brilliant and the contrast between male and female vocal is very effective throughout. The music is also unique and stands out to most other bands around that time due to their high quality as well as their distinct style. Overall, there are weaknesses on this release but the outstanding parts of this record more than make up for those dips in quality making this an essential listen as well as one of the greatest albums ever made.
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From 05/04/2023 17:06
Overrated album. I like more another their album - 1988 🤘🏻😉
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From 04/07/2023 04:02
My favorite album, ever.
Even with the praise they do receive, I believe Pixies are underrated. This album is them at their peak. On Doolittle, the Pixies harness the same raucous, manic energy of their previous records but display a stronger sense of melody and pop sensibility. Every single song is memorable. Soaring melodies, boundless energy, and a one-of-a-kind approach to songwriting (lyrically and tonally). I could go on for way too long but I'll just finish by saying that the Pixies are a rare breed in rock music, and this record is the single best encapsulation of their genius.
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95/100
From 02/06/2023 19:03
Some of the most original song-writting I have ever, they just play what they want but it does not sound chaotic, but rather fun and creative. Despite howinfectious the songwritting is, something makes it a bit harder to connect with on an emotional level. Maybe the fact that they never seem to take themselves serious, which helps with the spontaneous feel, but sometimes u want to feel something more.
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From 08/31/2022 03:20
Great album
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70/100
From 07/16/2022 16:30
It's a good album, but to me it sounds very, very repetitive. I wouldn't consider it that high in ranking. There are many, and I really mean, many albums much better than this. My opinion.
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Best Albums of 1989
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. Disintegration by The Cure
3. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
4. Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
5. On Fire by Galaxie 500
6. 3 Feet High And Rising by De La Soul
7. Bleach by Nirvana
8. Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty
9. Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
10. New York by Lou Reed
11. Technique by New Order
12. The Real Thing by Faith No More
13. Like A Prayer by Madonna
14. The Sensual World by Kate Bush
15. Hats by The Blue Nile
16. 13 Songs by Fugazi
17. Floating Into The Night by Julee Cruise
18. Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson
19. Pump by Aerosmith
20. Oh Mercy by Bob Dylan
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