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Pixies
Bossanova


4.5
superb

Review

by mango jam USER (1 Reviews)
February 4th, 2005 | 10 replies


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist


I was quite surprised at no one having reveiwed this

album as I consider it to be the bands best. (by the

way, sorry about having no image, but my filetype was

wrong...or something)

Anyway, Bossanova is the usual lengthly album from the

Pixies...lots of little songs which generally suits

the music well.

1) Cecilia Ann
Don't be alarmed at the instrumental opening. The

melody is uplifting, the guitars typical of the

Pixies' style. A high undistorted lead carrying the

melody backed up by the distorted chords underneath.

2) Rock Music
If there would be one track I would skip on the album

it would be this one. When I first got the album I was

rather concerned that the entire album would consist

of the same screaming vocals as on this track. Fear

not.

3) Velouria
GENIUS! Magnificant melody carried along with a

rhythmic bassline from Kim Deal and lovely bass drums

going on there. The lyrics are crazy and wonderful,

the vocals given that extra depth from the female

backing.

4)Allison
short and sweet catchy little melody

5)Is she weird
Sexy bass, more nicely deranged lyrics

6)Ana
another short soothing melody, relaxing whispered

vocals. It reminds me of the sea...nicely moody.

7)All over the World
This is one of the more developed songs, lengthwise. The Pixies specialise in weird lyrics, a high, lucid melody over a deeper rhytmic chord and bassline and clear vocals from Black Francis and Deal all of which is nicely put together here. Mellow, but it moves along nicely.

8)Dig For Fire
Get this! Even if you dont get the album, download it. Pure "deranged genius" Imaginative, upbeat, great bass. El perfecto

9)Down to the Well
Another real sexy vibe

10)The Happening
And another! Get that bass and tune!

Unfortunately, I find that after number 10, the album becomes a bit less distinctive. Blown away is a good song, but doesn't have the same kick as the others. Hand Wire is another pretty sexy one and Stormy Weather has a nice mellow, moody vibe. The finale, Havalina is a soft feminine song with a sleepy mood.

Overall though a magnificent (I'm running out of positive adjectives, can you tell? :)) album. Varied, yet every single track is distinctive of the unique style of the band. Great lyrics, basslines, melodies throughout.

Standout tracks Velouria and Dig for Fire.

4.5 rating because it starts to lose momentum towards the end so it kind of trails off in a very sleepy, moody way.


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Comments:Add a Comment 
Shadowed Reflection
November 12th 2006


275 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Your review is poor, but is better than the other reviews that gave it 3 and so.

PaddyPooHead
August 28th 2011


394 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

One of the worst reviews I've seen on this site

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 28th 2011


27649 Comments


best review

Timeizillmatic9
August 28th 2011


256 Comments


I almost had a seizure trying the decipher your formatting on this review...

AstroZombieDoyle
August 28th 2011


94 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i have one word for you sir... doolittle

Trebor.
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August 28th 2011


59903 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well duh

InbredJed
March 24th 2013


6618 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh wow this review is something else

AstroZombieDoyle
March 27th 2013


94 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

... dickbrain

InbredJed
March 27th 2013


6618 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

me?



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