Pixies
Doolittle


5.0
classic

Review

by dude64 USER (6 Reviews)
June 26th, 2008 | 17 replies


Release Date: 1989 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Pixies = awesome

Doolittle may just be my favorite Pixies album. Seriously. It's forty minutes of pure enjoyable music. It's fun, uplifting, and a bunch of other things. This album came out a hair metal's peak, and while bands like Whitesnake and Bon Jovi were raping and killing rock and roll, bands like the Pixies were making it better. Oh, and without them (and maybe R.E.M., Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr.), no Nirvana. *gasp*

The longest song on Doolittle is like, what, four minutes? Yeah, pretty short. But sometimes, I like short songs better than long ones. Long songs tend to get boring after a while, and maybe that's why I can only listen to one or two Opeth albums a month. But anyhow, the Pixies have some really short songs. The first song on the album, Debaser, is only one minute and fifteen seconds, but it's an energetic blast of excellence. This song is way catchy. Every song on the album is catchy. And simple, too. Not simple as in KISS song simple, but really awesome simple, like The White Stripes (no offense to KISS, you were good in the 70's).

After Debaser and Tame, we get Wave of Mutilation, a song that everyone, whether they know it or not, has heard. It's short, sweet, melodic, and it's so good, it can make a brutal guy like me shed a small, small tear. After I Bleed, Here Comes Your Man comes up and it too blows my mind. It's one of those catchy sing-a-long tunes that just puts a big, huge smile right on your face. How anyone can not like this song is beyond me. Dead goes by, and then comes the Pixies' most famous song (besides Wave of Mutilation), called Monkey Gone To Heaven. While most of the previous songs were short and energetic (except for a few), this song shows a slower, darker side of the Pixies. It's a beautiful song really, with some great guitar-playing and subtle vocals from Black Francis until the end, which sends chills down my spine. When Black Francis shouts "God is 7!" at the top of his lungs, for some reason, I always shiver. What is this song about? Hell if I know. But it's so damn awesome, it doesn't matter what the hell it's about.

Unfortunately, after Monkey, the album goes slightly downhill, but not really, because it's still on the level of completely amazing. Of the latter songs, the closer, Gouge Away, is easily the best. Although I would have preferred a more energetic or happier number to close the album, Gouge Away is spectacular either way.

Doolittle is one of the best albums ever made, hands down. If you like Nirvana and you haven't listened to this, you need to get on it right now!!! Doolittle is one of the only albums that makes me want to get up and dance, and one song later it makes me want to cry. I'm telling ya, not many albums make me do that. Trust me, Doolittle is a very special album. There's maybe one filler song on the whole damn album, and even then, it's good filler. So please, buy this album. It's a classic in every sense of the word. If you don't like the Pixies, you're not a friend of mine.



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MrKite
June 26th 2008


5020 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Where Is My Mind??? is probably their most famous song.
This review wasn't really good. You didn't really tell me anything about how it sounded just that it was catchy and that jazz.
Also, you sound too hyper to be writing.

dude64
June 26th 2008


90 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ok i'll go fire up a big fat joint to make my writing better

MrKite
June 26th 2008


5020 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol

armfarm
June 26th 2008


576 Comments


debaser is definately longer than 1:15
its like 2:50

IAmInsect
June 26th 2008


3799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i need this. i only have surfer rosa which is amazing

McP3000
June 26th 2008


3941 Comments


Ill never get the hype and praise surrounding The Pixies and Sonic YouthThis Message Edited On 06.26.08

Mendigo
June 26th 2008


2299 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm with mcp, maybe this just isn't my kind of music, cause I seem unable to get it.
I only have Surfer Rosa so far, it's good and enjoyable but I can't see its classic-ness. nevertheless I want to check this one out sooner or later.

dude64
June 26th 2008


90 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ill never get the hype and praise surrounding The Pixies and Sonic Youth

but you're digging Dinosaur Jr

dude64
June 26th 2008


90 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

needs more commentsThis Message Edited On 06.26.08

AggravatedYeti
June 26th 2008


7685 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Review is ok
Doolittle is amazing.

Monticello
June 26th 2008


805 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah review has lots of room for improvement.
I found this album a lot easier to get into than Surfer.

Merkaba33
June 26th 2008


702 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I have a bad taste aversion toward this album. I got really sick one time and then I listened to this album a bunch. Now everytime I listen to it my stomach gets a little grumpy. Great album though. Review was a little lacking.

IAmInsect
June 26th 2008


3799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ill never get the hype and praise surrounding The Pixies and Sonic Youth
it took awhile for sonic youth to grow on me, especially the vocals. but once i liked it, i gained a whole new appreciation for the genre, and surfer rosa was the next alt/indie album i picked up and it's just as good as daydream nation imo.

joshuatree
Emeritus
June 26th 2008


3742 Comments


this is better than surfer rosa

Neoteric
June 26th 2008


3243 Comments



Ill never get the hype and praise surrounding The Pixies and Sonic Youth
Then fuck you man!

MrKite
June 27th 2008


5020 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

neo wtf is up with that rating

PearlDrummer20
June 18th 2011


1089 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"The first song on the album, Debaser, is only one minute and fifteen seconds"

....it's 2:52?



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