4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 15 November 2003
For me, this is the pixies best album, combining the raw energy of surfer rosa and come on pilgrim with the melodic stylings of doolittle and bossanova. There are no slow points, no weak links, it's all pure unadulterated joy. Try this little trick and spin it.
on 13 August 2014
Although not as well recieved as earlier pixies Albums, Trompe le Monde delivers the goods in my opinion, perhaps it was just that the pattern had been established at this stage and fans (and maybe even the band) wanted more progression. For all that there are some killer tracks on Trompe Le Monde and it's a little gem in itself that's often overlooked by the overplayed Dolittle.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 17 December 2004
This album is a fantasic journey from the first note to the last.Each track takes you to a different place.Tracks like Distance = Rate x Time , and Head On and U Mass, really put this album up there with the best.The Pixies originallity and way of expressing themselves really is phenominal, and anyone who is interested in the Pixies should start with Trompe Le Monde.I Love It!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 6 August 2005
black francis the genius behind the pixies and the utter beautiful racket they made...it's distorted the vocals are some times screamed but the utter beauty of the whole thing is just groundbreaking it has everything an album should have this album and do-little inspired a generation and a certain fan sort of out-shadowed black francis but i won't mention it much...
the simple lyrics about eyebslls and murder is chilling yet entertaining
and planet of sound is one of the best songs ever addictive riff
on 12 June 2014
Have been meaning to get the Pixies albums for ages, now I have got 3 so thats start, I have a few favourites, The Navajo Know, The Sad Punk and Subbacultcha.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 22 February 2003
As a relatively new listener to the Pixies -but nevertheless an owner of all their albums- I found myself discovering the joys of Trompe Le Monde far faster than any of their other releases. For me, Doolittle and Surfer Rosa had their weak points, although relatively small and difficult to spot, they were there. This does not. The entire record is a lightning fast trip through the mind of Charles Thompson, the genius and wit behind lyrics concerning outer-space, the Eiffel Tower and sea monkeys. From start to finish Trompe Le Monde provides all the answers. From the smoothly quirky title track to the screaming, pain-ridden 'Sad Punk'. Believe me when I say the song will make you feel as though you've just beaten a complete stranger to a bloody pulp and then become the best of friends with them afterwards. There are really far too many brilliant aspects of this album that it's impossible to express quite how much I love it; the heart-wrenching piano at the end of 'Motorway To Roswell', the sheer infectiousness of 'U-Mass', even the way 'Space...' and 'Subbacultcha' have been linked together so damn coolly. And even if you don't buy it for any of the afforementioned reasons then at least buy it for Thompson's subtley hilarious rendition of the Perry Mason theme in the middle of 'Space...'. Trust me, I'm an addict.