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Death To The Pixies

6 Oct 1997 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 6 Oct 1997
  • Label: 4AD
  • Copyright: 1997 4AD Ltd
  • Total Length: 47:36
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  • ASIN: B001MTWXSA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,349 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By chris on 21 Nov 2003
Format: Audio CD
Just thought I'd add a note, quite a few of the songs on Death to the Pixies are slighlty different to the original album versions such as gigantic, velouria...this is because the pixies were made to make 2 recordings of the songs, one for the album and 1 for the single release. The record label made them do it so people would buy their albums and their singles! Hope this info comes in handy when coming to choose if you want to buy this album or not! Its a great album.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "emphysemen" on 31 Oct 2003
Format: Audio CD
Producing a relevant track list for any band's 'Best of...' album is troublesome, but for a band as eclectic, turbulent and melodic as the Pixies, it becomes an almost impossible task. Throughout their career, the Pixies have had a powerful influence on popular music, with many bands adopting their bitter-sweet Spanish-tinged pop-rock (David Bowie famously claimed Nirvana's 'Nevermind' was a complete rip-off of the Pixies style). So how do you begin compiling a seminal collection?
The 17 tracks that make up 'Death to the Pixies' span their career from 1987 to 1991, and their 5 studio albums are all represented. It would be easy for me to list tracks that I felt should have been included, but as a single CD it holds together quite well.
A cover of the Surftones' 'Cecilia Ann' kicks the album off, and throughout the next 16 tracks we are treated to such classics as the surf-inspired 'Here Comes Your Man', the manic 'Debaser', Kim Deal's trance-like bass playing on 'Gigantic', and the haunting 'Where is my Mind?'
There is no ultra-rare, never-before-heard track to entice those who've already bought all the released albums, although some may wish to purchase it for the marginally enhanced audio.
I would recommend 'Doolittle' or 'Surfa Rosa/Come on Pilgrim' as anybody's first Pixies album, however 'Death to the Pixies' serves as a well-structured look at the career of one of the most revered bands of the past 20 years.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Feb 2002
Format: Audio CD
Forget all the pompous retro-drivel you constantly read about The Pixies. Put to one side the fact that music journalists insist on giving them jingoisitic and meaningless labels such as "seminal", "influential", "groundbreaking" or whatever - in simple terms, this is a compilation of some of the finest rock songs you will ever come across.
You want loud - Planet of Sound
You want melodic - Digging for Fire
You want powerful - Debaser
You want soulful - Caribou
Every constituent part of what makes outstanding rock music is evident in abundance throughout the entirety of this album, with all those elements magnificently distilled in to one or two standout tracks that demand to be hailed as simply awesome - Tame, for instance, deserves to be considered one of the most significant tracks (I hesitate to call it a song given the grossly distorted quality of Charles's vocals...!) of the last twenty five years.
If you have to raise the funds to purchase this album by selling every other CD or piece of vinyl you have ever owned, do it - everything else just pales into insignificance by comparison.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Sep 2001
Format: Audio CD
I am not an old school Pixies fan. I first borrowed this CD off a friend last year having noticed that magazines such as NME continuously referred to the band as 'the most influencial..'. I was also going through a Nirvana phase and read that Teen Spirit was supposed to be a rip off of The Pixies. I don't normally like songs the first time I hear them but as soon as I played Debaser I left it on repeat for the next week. It was, and still is, the best and most perfect song i have ever heard. Tracks like Wave of Mutillation eased me into their harsh, yet orderly and in a different way catchy music. I soon realised that every song on this record, whilst all sounding completely different, is absolutely brilliant. I have personal favourites of Gouge Away, Holiday Song and Monkey Gone to Heaven - but yours will be different. If you have never heard of the Pixies and to do already possess Doolittle, Surfer Rosa or the other three equally brilliant albums, you are missing out. If you consider yourself a music fan buy this album. If you are a Pixies fan, try to catch Frank Black and the Catholics live. If you get to meet him, Kim, Joey or David beg them to reform.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "dobbssol" on 14 Feb 2004
Format: Audio CD
As the great Bono once said "the pixies are the best band America has ever produced" i couldn't agree more. I first heard this album when i rented it from the library, it was the best 70p i've ever spent and it was the best 70 i ever spent on buying the rest of their albums. I'll say no more...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Dalrymple on 9 Mar 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album is a perfect entry point for those who have been unfortunate enough not to sample the gut twisting, awe inspiring, headbutt music of the band that has inspired so many others. Universally admired and acknowledged by too many indie guitar bands to mention, the Pixies have a Beatlesuqe quality of having no real style pattern or repeatable formula to their songs. This ranges from the singalong "Here Comes Your Man" to the absolutely throbbingingly manic "Tame". Pixies main man, Frank Black, wites lyrics than can shock, confuse and fascinate all at the same time. "Planet of Sound" is one of many songs from the early albums that expresses Frank's fascination with space and space opera. "Debaser" is a gem of distilled rock. If it doesn't move you, I suggest you rapidly check to see if you still have a pulse and heartbeat. If you are a big record buyer I am sure you have encountered the phenomena of hearing a track or two from an album and, based on this, buy it only to be disappointed with the quality of the other tracks on the album. There is not a single pixies track I have come across that does not stimulate me emotionally and musically. I have seen The beatles, Hendrix, the Stones and literally 100's (if not 1,000's) of bands live but the Pixies at Brixton Academy was the Mutts Nuts. Do yourself a favour - buy every Pixies sound byte you can lay your hands on. Because you are worth it!
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