Pixies - Doolittle
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Based on 5 reviews
1989 Ratings: #1 / 138
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1989 Ratings: #2
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April 18, 1989 / Release Date
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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.

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
pee pee dogshit (objectively)
Original score(82)

Ok, I think I get this now
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

Brazen, yet extravagant pop that never sticks to a trident formula. Sometimes, it's almost too good at what it does. Skeeving you out one moment and leaving you harmoniously out of touch the next. An accessibly challenging album to sit through, but the reward (and the sliced upper jaw) is worth it in the end.
i can definitely see the appeal in this album, but this really isnt for me. the instrumentation was well done, however it was the vocals that kinda got on my nerves. the first 2 tracks were hard and heavy compared to the rest of the album, really teased me. i heard the rest and wasnt necessarily disappointed, but came into the LP with the wrong mindset. good, but i dont see it the same way as basically everyone else does.
fav tracks: tame, debaser
least fav tracks: here comes your man, hey
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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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Added on: September 24, 2012