by Pixies

(1989) Elektra

Description The album that created nineties alternative.
Posted By Jason Henderson (5681)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 1/31/2004, Jason Henderson (5681) posted:
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No album collection is complete without this album. It influenced Nirvana, Beck, Radiohead, and possibly countless other nineties bands. And they continue to influence bands, as I have been learning to play the licks and chords through this record.

This album is great from start to finish. The first time you hear it it seems a bit odd, with three vocalists going off and on in different directions and at different times all the time, it sounds like nothing you've ever heard before. But it grows on you. It has that ac/dc feel to it, it makes you feel good whenver you listen to it. the album never made it on MTV, but yet it never needed too. By constant touring and a lot of play on college radio, this album made it anyways. It created several classics, including "monkeys gone to heaven", "Here comes your man", and "debaser". This is a great album. The guitars are so great. One plays rhythm and the other plays lead, but not ordinary lead. If you listen to Radioheads first album, you've heard something relative to it. The lead doesn't seem to be far from the rest of the instruments, yet it seems to come from some other planet, from far away on planet "licks".