AOTY 2021


Pixies - Doolittle
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1989 Ratings: #1 / 153
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1989 Ratings: #2
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Their most accessible album, Doolittle's wide-ranging moods and sounds make it one of their most eclectic and ambitious. A fun, freaky alternative to most other late-'80s college rock, it's easy to see why the album made the Pixies into underground rock stars.

Drowned in Sound

The Doolittle album has amazing tunes that make you feel all tingly one moment and darkly maudlin the next, and its this power the Pixies have over you that makes them so goddamn fun to listen to. 


Doolittle is their most famous album and for understandable reasons. It's more even keel than Surfer Rosa and better mannered, too, forgoing the harsh live sound of Steve Albini for the lush, almost folksy one of Gil Norton, who had had previously worked with marshmallows like Echo and the Bunnymen.

Rolling Stone

The album's breathtaking mix of noisy, almost surflike guitars, sweet pop melodies and primal-scream-therapy vocals inspired a generation of would-be rock stars


Listening to any Pixies record is akin to entering a disturbing and disconcerting fairytale book, and even the most tuneful songs on Doolittle threaten to take a sudden malevolent turn.


There's no better way to describe Doolittle's greatness than to just simply state that it's 39 minutes of classic track after classic track.

CFCE 87.8 FM Weekly Genre : Indie Rock

We have all known or heard endless debates on the classification of musical genres and sub-styles. Can we study the relevance or not of a term invented by a journalist who has become a trend, or a term self-proclaimed by the artist himself? I think it's relative and different for each individual. However, these musical genres/styles are quite practical and rather well done when you think about it. Whether you accept it or not, they are now indirectly a ... read more
I’m done arguing with anyone. I know most people won’t agree with me because most people are dull-minded and reliant. I have no energy for you folk. The difference between me and y’all is I’m governed by self. Good day.
Damn good album.
In the song "Hey", the drums and the voice give the impression of a band doing a concert and the guitar and bass are the couple dancing over the melody.
Original score(82)

Ok, I think I get this now
Batshit crazy, catchy and fun. Great songs after great songs with fucking hilarious vocals and lyrics. If I need a moodlifter I tend to throw this on, works everytime.
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Added on: September 24, 2012