Surfer Rosa

Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1988 Ratings: #24 / 126
User Score
Based on 512 ratings
1988 Ratings: #4
March 21, 1988 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Surfer Rosa is the Pixies' most polarized work. For each blazing piece of punk, there are softer, poppier moments.

100
Pitchfork

Surfer Rosa is highly combustible music, but slapstick, too. Many of its songs feel half-finished or regurgitated in half-digested form, with verses that run on longer than they ordinarily might, choruses that repeat odd numbers of times instead of even ones, and abrupt shifts in tone and volume.

95
NME
I can't really remember when I last heard a music with this degree of lazy evil injected into it. Or a music that seemed to pin down things we wouldn't have heard ourselves, to map out ideas in the air and sing them into solid form.
fakeplasticrose
80
I didn't want this to end
MasterCrackfox
93
Pixies debut full length LP is riddled in influence on the garage-indie rock scene with exuberant and eclectic songs throughout Surfer Rosa. Few albums prior to this were able to take such silly and messy elements and somehow make them feel cohesive and unified. The personality of Pixies absolutely glows on this release, with quirky skits and a level of energy that were unmatched during the late 80s.

Although this album is most easily recognizable by the mega-hit Where Is My Mind? there are ... read more
CheapandLethal
100
Amazing
KengojiUltamYT
97
I GOT A BROKEN fAcE
okcomputer12127
45
Pixies' debut album (just like all of their other albums) do not really click well for me. Lots of people on this site giving it 9/10 and 10/10, but why. I mean, I know this album is EXTREMELY influential to many bands and singers (including Bjork and Nirvana some of my all time favs), but definitely the high point on this album is 'River Euphrates' that sounds completely beautiful compared to the rest of the album. Also, another high point on this album is the 7th track 'Where is My Mind'. I ... read more
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Track List

  1. Bone Machine 
  2. Break My Body 
  3. Something Against You 
  4. Broken Face 
  5. Gigantic 
  6. River Euphrates 
  7. Where Is My Mind? 
  8. Cactus 
  9. Tony's Theme 
  10. Oh My Golly! 
  11. Vamos 
  12. I'm Amazed 
  13. Untitled 
  14. Brick Is Red
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