This album was the best record of it's time. Even the infamous kurt cobain said that it was probably his favourite record of the decade (1980). He also said that he had practically ripped off the pixies' Surfer Rosa album when writing the song that changed everything, smells like teen spirit. Personally this isn't my favourite pixies albums, but it's still amazing (just like every pixies album). The great bono once stated that the pixies were one of the greatest bands america has ever produced, and this album proves that he may well be right. With it's light verses and screaming choruses this is a must have for any music fan.