Bossanova (album) by Pixies

Bossanova
Bossanova by Pixies (1990)
Overall rank: 390th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (76th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (390th)

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Pixies bestography

Bossanova is ranked 3rd best out of 17 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 83,751.

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Members who like this album also like: Doolittle by Pixies, Surfer Rosa by Pixies and Nevermind by Nirvana.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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From FloydMJ 07/08/2019 10:34
Prefer this overall to Surfer Rosa (although fewer standout moments), but it's all personal preference.
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From Blackspinner 05/28/2019 20:19
As I have written before on Doolittle I'm new to The Pixies and this follow up did not disappoint I'm beginning to understand why Pixies are loved
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From PeterSmith 10/06/2018 15:53
Only started to listen to the Pixies in 2017 with Come on Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa and then more recently Doolittle. Their energetic and frantic songs took a wee while for me to penetrate however I find this album much more accessible.
Favs are Velouria; All Over The World; The Happening; Stormy Weather and Havalina
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70/100
From Luigii 03/14/2018 21:32
This is a good record. However for rock music, I'm not that crazy about it. Hell, the song Rock Music just isn't good. And with songs like Hang Wire, Down To The Well and Allison, there are these weird quips that kinda capsize the songs for me. Hang Wire just ends abruptly, the vocal opening for Allison is just bizarre and Down the Well has this weird sound that I can't describe but just gets to me for some reason. But the standouts are still good. Just somewhat rudimentary.
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From Brad1770 12/26/2017 04:38
The beginning of the end for Pixies but some excellent tracks here . Well worth checking out . Correctly placed as their 3rd best album
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From LedZep 05/09/2017 17:36
Havalina and Velouria are some of the best songs they've written, there are some other great songs but fillers prevent it from being a classic
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From teasp4oon 05/03/2017 06:33
Songs average 85, + 5 for having 3 of my 5 favorite songs ever in one place.
Album rating 90/A
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From nitomano 08/25/2016 03:20
Favoritas: Dig For Fire, Velouria, Cecilia Ann, Allison
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From chivocosmico 05/13/2016 18:42
Not bossanova at all, but still a nice album.
And dayum, Velouria is such a great song.
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From ScatterDBrain 05/11/2016 00:20
For some odd reason this album makes me want to get naked and go surfing
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Best Albums of 1990
1. Violator by Depeche Mode
2. Heaven Or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
3. Nowhere by Ride
4. Rust In Peace by Megadeth
5. Bossanova by Pixies
6. Goo by Sonic Youth
7. Ritual De Lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction
8. Repeater by Fugazi
9. Fear Of A Black Planet by Public Enemy
10. The La's by The La's
11. Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches by Happy Mondays
12. Flood by They Might Be Giants
13. Canción Animal by Soda Stereo
14. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got by Sinéad O'Connor
15. The Good Son by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
16. Reading, Writing And Arithmetic by The Sundays
17. Painkiller by Judas Priest
18. Shake Your Money Maker by The Black Crowes
19. Ragged Glory by Neil Young And Crazy Horse
20. Pod by The Breeders


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