As the very first EP of the influential indie 4 piece known as The Pixies, "Come On Pilgrim," is an amazingly developed set of songs. While it may come up a bit short when it comes to length, the CD is under half an hour long, Come On Pilgrim illustrates that even in the band's earliest stages, all of the beloved classic Pixies' trademarks were there. Frank Black roars in manic rage, occasionally joined by Kim Deal's sweet backing vocals, the guitars play confoundedly catchy anti-riffs, and the drums and bass churn along like a well oiled machine. It's these simple quirks and sensibilities that make The Pixies such an overall enjoyable band to listen to. Without doing anything overly fancy or pointedly abrasive, The Pixies are able to take sparse, catchy melodies and flesh them out into some of the most purely enchanting music created in the last century. The group's subtle brilliance began as an anomaly in the world of rock, one originally started by REM and later tagged Alt. rock by the critics, in that without posing an open confrontation to the status quo, Come On Pilgrim completely reinvents the idea of rock & roll as a style. The starting point for the Pixies flawless discography, Come On Pilgrim is where Frank Black and his companions quietly changed the realm of modern music overnight and it wasn't until 1992, the big break for alt. rock, that the rest of the world finally caught up.