Pixies (The Purple Tape) (compilation album) by Pixies

Pixies (The Purple Tape) by Pixies
(Compilation album)
Year: 2002
Overall rank: 15,575th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 18 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2002 (307th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (3,048th)
Award Best albums of all time (15,575th)

Pixies bestography

Pixies (The Purple Tape) is ranked 13th best out of 24 albums by Pixies on BestEverAlbums.com.

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 43,698.

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Pixies (The Purple Tape) track list

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74/100 (from 18 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 23% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.5/100, a mean average of 75.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.9.

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From 12/26/2017 05:11
Super interesting to hear these tracks in their most basic form , this ones only for the mega fans though
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From 02/09/2016 22:25
In 1987 the band sent out a 17 track tape to various record companies including 4AD who picked them up. This tape became known as 'The Purple Tape' of which 8 of the songs would make up their debut album 'Come On Pilgrim'. The remaining 9 tracks were officially released in 2002 on this album. Several of the tracks were later re-recorded for Surfer Rosa and you also get a very early version of 'Here Comes Your Man' which finally appeared on Doolittle.

The original 17 track listing was as follows:

1. Levitate Me
2. The Holiday Song
3. I've Been Tired
4. Break My Body
5. Down To The Well
6. Rock A My Soul
7. I'm Amazed
8. Build High
9. In Heaven
10. Caribou
11. Here Comes Your Man
12. Subbacultcha
13. Vamos
14. Broken Face
15. Nimrod's Son
16. Isla De Encanta
17. Ed Is Dead
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