Doolittle

Pixies - Doolittle
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Based on 5 reviews
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Based on 576 ratings
1989 Ratings: #1
April 18, 1989 / Release Date
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4AD / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

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.

100
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. 

100
Pitchfork

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.

100
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

100
PopMatters

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.

Farlov
85
I don't know if it's because of the short track lenghts that none of these tracks realy stood out to me on my first few listens. I am glad i kept trying tho, after a while you just realize how much you actually like every track on here
itsyahboinoah
100
When Pixies came out in the alternative rock scene in the late 80s and early 90s they kept dropping gem after gem with a hot album streak. Where as, all pixies records are phenomenal, their LP Doolittle is their magnum opus for a reason. The was an influential album and if this hasn't come out we wouldn't had bands such as Weezer, Aracade fire, the strokes or any alternative bands in the 90 to early 2000's. With the front man "Black francis" using harsh and absurd vocals throughout ... read more
dlspslb
94
The alternative rock bible
zachthesnack
86
One of my best friends has breathing problems and it scared me because I thought that Black Francis was having an asthma attack at then end of "Tame". 😱

Nonetheless, this is Pixies at the peak of their game, and also their most tame from a production standpoint. All 15 tracks cooly flow together while still embracing the spirit and attitude of punk. I dont think we ever would have Blink-182, Green Day or Weezer without this record. The influences of this record on pop punk and ... read more
tha138
98
What is this!
From tension to melody, from passion to destruction, from heaven to hell, this is the ultimate sonic experience.
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Track List

  1. Debaser 
  2. Tame 
  3. Wave of Mutilation 
  4. I Bleed 
  5. Here Comes Your Man 
  6. Dead 
  7. Monkey Gone to Heaven 
  8. Mr. Grieves 
  9. Crackity Jones 
  10. La La Love You 
  11. No. 13 Baby 
  12. There Goes My Gun 
  13. Hey 
  14. Silver 
  15. Gouge Away
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