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5.0 out of 5 stars Frank Black is Back, 6 May 2004
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Mr. G. C. Cutter "cutter_me" (Manchester) - See all my reviews
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Compilations are always a cash-in, an ill advised attempt to cash in on a dead band's world reunion tour extravaganza because their current jobs don't cut the mustard, mortgage-wise. Well....not in this case.
It's fitting for a band that made so many wrong things seem right to make a worthwhile compilation. There's no high quality musicmanship to speak of, the singing isn't that great and the lyrics probably wouldn't stand up at an open-mic poetry night, but something about these songs is soooooooo good, you just can't resist them. Undoubtedly, this compilation will have much more essential if you're new to the band, like myself, than if you were there back in the day. I've never heard these songs before, with the exception of one (Monkey Gone to Heaven), but this album has been playing so much on my stereo, it will be a long time before I forget them.
Musically, it's high speed grunge (Broken Face), art rock noise (Alec Eiffel), pre Britpop anthems (Dig for Fire) and straight ahead, surf tinged pop (Here Comes Your Man). And if the music was a prelude to the heavy assualt of Nirvana, it's easy to see where Billy Corgan and Brian Molko borrowed their vocal tricks. But what truly seperates the Pixies from Kurt & Co. is the curious little quirks in the songs; having studied Spanish before the forming the group, Frank sees nothing wrong with dropping a little bit of Spanish into the intro of Vamos, and Planet of Sound rumbles along on a series of squelchy vocal effects and synths. Oh, that and the mysterious Kim Deal adding her own sense of feminine style to the power chords of Gigantic.
And of course, the compilation is in support of the obligitory world tour. But if the strength of these songs is anything to go by, it's a tour worth seeing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Xmas, 20 Dec 2013
It's an Xmas pressie for my brother in law so hopefully he will enjoy listening to that in the new year
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pixilitious - A new word, 4 May 2004
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Music would not be the same without them, from the very first song to the very last you will be entertained but there is a space missing in my heart and in the cd for 'Ive been tired' but it is almost made up for by the inclusion of "Winterlong" Try and find a better CD, I dare you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pixies album, 15 Feb 2013
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This is a pixies album i purchased for my girlfriend...it works and it arrived quickly, so i rate it at 5 stars.
However, i personally do not enjoy the pixies, i saw them at Leeds festival several years ago now. They stole many minutes of my life for which I will not get back. So for this reason this CD is only allowed to be played in her car. This makes her happy as girls in cars feel free to sing as loud as they wish and pretend the world outside cannot see them. Myself and many other men however, pick our noses in our cars for it makes us invisible to the outside world. Please observe a traffic jam next time you are in one: ladies singing (in this case to the Pixies) and men picking there noses.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pixies, 5 Aug 2013
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This was bought as a gift. I haven't heard it played but apparently the recipient is very pleased with it.
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