Surfer Rosa (studio album) by Pixies
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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I find this slightly more enjouable than "Doolittle".
Surfer Rosa really is nearly as good as Doolittle, the Pixies' next release, considered by many to be the best album of the eighties. It's a little less playful than Doolittle, but also at times a bit riskier, more experimental, and more adventurous. The best track here, and perhaps the best-known Pixies song, is the wonderful "Where Is My Mind?" Frontman and lyricist Black Francis has said that the song was inspired by his experiences while scuba diving in the Caribbean; he had "this very small fish trying to chase me. I don't know why—I don't know too much about fish behavior." It's fascinating to me that a song with that backstory eventually became the backdrop to the hallucinogenic final scene of Fight Club. Such is the liminal space the Pixies occupy in the history of rock music.
Fav. Tracks: Bone Machine, Gigantic, Where Is My Mind?, Oh My Golly!, Vamos.
A masterpiece. Very superior to Doolittle imo (although less accesible). Where is my mind? is not even one of the greatest songs here.
Where Is My Mind?
Break My Body
Brick Is Red
Nirvana's In Utero was probably the first album I ever loved, so when I heard there was a Pixies album produced by Steve Albini, I was very excited to hear this album. I was not disappointed. Though the songwriting is not as concise as Doolittle, the aggression and production more than make up for it. The obvious standout track on here is obviously Where Is My Mind? But the rest of the album is by no means bad. Strong recommend if you like any sort of alt rock.
still blows my mind.
Highly influential. Can't imagine my life without this record in my iPod. I like it even more than doolittle
From reading other comments I understand that maybe this album had a groundbreaking level of aggression for its time, but to me it's one great track (Where is My Mind) surrounded by a bunch of very unpleasant songs. Doolittle is aggressive too but its songs are way more enjoyable.
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