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Surfer Rosa (album) by Pixies 

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Surfer Rosa
Surfer Rosa by Pixies (1988)
Overall rank: 87th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,425 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1988 (2nd)
Top 20 albums of the 1980s (11th)
Top 100 albums of all time (87th)

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Pixies bestography

Surfer Rosa is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by Pixies on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Pixies is Doolittle which is ranked number 19 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 80,200.

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Members who like this album also like: Doolittle by Pixies, Nevermind by Nirvana and The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths.

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Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,425 votes)
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From NCanon 10/17/2018 21:39
Another legendary record for 1988 that mostly lives up to its reputation. Stacked with catchy songs and surprising instrumentation/production techniques.
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From pjohnsongolf 10/06/2018 18:03
So raw yet so beautiful
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75/100
From stangetzaway 09/10/2018 00:40
Two classics tracks in Gigantic and Where's my Mind, the rest pretty ho hum to be honest and several throw away mumbers. Surprised to see it ranked so high. Trompe Le Monde's way better.
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From Sandrof1969 02/18/2018 12:36
Bel disco, ma manca quel "quid" che divide il comunque ottimo disco dal capolavoro.
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85/100
From Ashmark 02/14/2018 00:27
Great, great band. This is what rock music should be. It is music to let go to, to get lost in, to become your real self or someone else. Love it!
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From RealSlimFatty 02/11/2018 19:21
Now don't kill me here, but I can't see how some people compare this to Doolittle. Not a bad record but their not in the same league.
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From planetneutral 01/13/2018 15:09
Hard for me to separate Surfer Rosa from Come On Pilgrim, as I had the CD with both, but it was probably my most important CD in 7th/8th grade.
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80/100
From JulianR 12/15/2017 01:07
Great, energetic, and raw. Up to Cactus is such a great run of songs. It feels to me like it drops off a little in quality starting with Tony's theme though
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From Brad1770 09/17/2017 22:55
Surfer Rosa wow what an album . Like the twin towers and other historical events I recall EXACTLY where I was when I first heard this album . I'd been hearing and reading the buzz around Pixies & finally managed to score a copy of the album , I took it home dropped the needle on Bone Machine and from the opening bars stopped what I was doing and listened to sides 1 and 2 utterly transfixed & then I listened to it all a 2nd time knowing I had in my possession an instant classic . I know Doolittle is the higher rated album but IMO this Surfer Rosa will always be the superior peice of work . It's got this crazy energy running through its veins that never really lets up best embodied by Vamos , half Spanish half English what's that all about ? But in the very best kind of way . I love the splices of dialog sprinkled between songs " He Was Just So Quiet About It And The Next Thing You Know ...." . Pixies peaked right here and sadly never recaptured the magic , but hey that's ok Surfer Rosa is one incredible legacy
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From cmoshier 08/21/2017 20:28
Definitely their most punk record. Albini engineers masterfully.
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