Wave Of Mutilation (track) by Pixies

Wave Of Mutilation by Pixies
Year: 1989
From the album Doolittle (track #3)
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89/100 (from 677 votes)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 89.2/100, a mean average of 88.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.3/100. The standard deviation for this track is 11.4.

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From 12/22/2020 17:24
Pretty average lyrics about Japanese business men 'self destructing'. I was going to write this song but I lost my fag packet.

Even so it's still a good track.
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From 02/10/2019 02:41
Jagged guitars, echoing double track vocals, and possibly the best lyric ever in "You'll think I'm dead, but I sail away" make this one of my favorite songs on one of the best albums filled with them.
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From 11/20/2018 05:03
One of the most catchy and accessible Pixies songs but still amazing
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From 04/13/2017 03:04
Check out these lyrics: "I've kissed mermaids, rode the El Niño / Walked the sand with the crustaceans / Could find my way to Mariana / On a wave of mutilation." I couldn't tell you what a wave of mutilation is, but it sounds appropriately ominous. Then again, this isn't really one of the Pixies' most ominous songs--it's actually a heavenly little slice of deranged pop. I have no idea what it's about, though.
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From 04/06/2017 09:46
One of the most well known, as well as one of the best tracks on the album :)
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From 10/26/2016 02:05
This is GOD
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From 05/16/2016 12:38
More violance, love it.
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From 01/24/2016 15:08
Favourite on the album
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From 05/17/2014 21:41
Calmed down a tad. Still upbeat, but less screaming. I like it a lot.
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From 05/09/2014 21:59
Now I´m Amzed of these 3 words, Wave Of Mutilation
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