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Monkeys Gone to Heaven ~ Pixies
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars God is seven, 12 Mar 2004
Brilliant...this is the first ever Pixies song i ever heard and it blew me away. There's no wonder why stars such as Bono and Bowie highly rate these alternative rockers. The song itself (mokey gone to heaven) is amazing, with Charles Thompson (Frank Black) almost whispering the verses then alternatively screaming his lungs out during the choruses. There's no wonder Kurt Cobain later used this technique when writing Smells like teen spirit. With influences such as husker du, it's not suprising that the Pixies are a great indie/rock band and in my opinion probably one of the best bands ever.
Surfer Rosa ~ Pixies
Surfer Rosa ~ Pixies
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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.
Death To The Pixies ~ Pixies
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure brilliance, 14 Feb 2004
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...