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Doolittle [Original recording remastered]

Pixies Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
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1. Debaser
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6. Dead
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9. Crackity Jones
10. La La Love You
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13. Hey
14. Silver
15. Gouge Away

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Yeah, Kim Deal made a big splash of her own, and Frank Black is still holding his own. But as any Pixies fan will tell you, and as Doolittle suggests (like "ten million pounds of sludge" to the head), the Pixies rocked harder than the sum of their parts. They were masters of dynamics (check out "Monkey Gone to Heaven," or "Hey"), moving from quietly subdued to all-out head-banging and back before you could say "la la love you." Black Francis was one of the most unique vocal stylists of the '80s. His duets with bassist Deal, "I Bleed" and "Silver," work the way Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong worked together. And it's still staggering how much Joey Santiago, lead guitarist, could accomplish with one simple, single note. "Here Comes Your Man," by the way, is as straightforwardly poppy as the Pixies ever got, so enjoy it. --Dan Leone

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Doolittle (1989) - Retaining the urgency of their previous excursions, yet expanding their musical parameters, Doolittle is regarded by many as their most caustic, and their most beautiful. Key cuts ‘Hey’, ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’, ‘Tame’, ‘Gouge Away’, ‘Wave of Mutilation’, ‘Debaser’ and ‘Here Comes Your Man’ became instant anthems the world over.

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By Jo
Format:Audio CD
Wow. I started off with Surfer Rosa, but the day I bought Doolittle, my life changed forever, and I became a diehard Pixies fan, as did everybody in my family. Now I've passed this round my friends a bit, and each and every one of them have all ended up loving it to bits, and quite rightly. Because this album is purely superb.
Debaser - a brilliant opener. Amazingly catchy, everyone will be singing 'un chien andalusia' in seconds! 9.5/10
Tame - not as brilliant as its predecessor, but still pretty damn good! 9/10
Wave Of Mutilation - One of my favourites on the album. A fantastic song 10/10
I Bleed - Lovely harmonies, an all-round great choon. 10/10
Here Comes Your Man - The song that got me into the Pixies, and I still love it today. 10/10
Dead - Slightly weaker than those surrounding it, but all the same, it's good! 8/10
Monkey Gone To Heaven - Superb. Just superb. What a masterpiece of a song. 10/10
Mr. Grieves - A weird song, unusually catchy. 8.5/10
Crackity Jones - A partyish song, I wanna jump about when I hear this! 9.5/10
La La Love You - A really pretty song. I like this song more and more as I hear it. 10/10
No. 13 Baby - A really cool song, but not one of the strongest on the album. 8.5/10
There Goes My Gun - I really really like this one, one of my favourites on the album. 10/10
Hey - A really really pretty song. 9.8/10
Silver - Probably the weakest song on the album. 7/10
Gouge Away - My utter favourite. A fantastic song. 20/10
So please, I really urge you to buy it. It's not just an album, its an investment and an explanation of self-discovery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1 of most unique great albums of all time March 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Pixies defined alternative rock before it was hip the most experimental band 0f 80's early 90's. This album & Surfer Rosa inspired & influenced a fresh faced young talented kid from Seattle at the time early 90's to write a little album called Nevermind maybe you heard of this, Kurt Cobain. Seriously one of the most unique experimental albums. This is their best by far every track kicks. Debaser I play over & over again best track on CD such a catchy tune. You can't define Pixies sound its so original Black Francis (Frank Black)aka voice is melodic & rage at sametime if thats possible with Kim Deals melodic undertones. Debaser, Monkey Gone to Heaven, Bleed, & Wave of Mutilation standout tunes. Pick this album up its a must if you value real altern. music. One of my top 5 albums all time. Put it this way this album came out in 1989 and it still holds up todays sounds. Essential album to have in collection Doolittle's sound is unlike any other it truly beats to the sound of its own drum and left of center.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An eclectic and ambitious album March 16 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After 1988's brilliant but abrasive Surfer Rosa, the Pixies' sound couldn't get much more extreme. Their Elektra debut, Doolittle, reins in the noise in favor of pop songcraft and accessibility. Producer Gil Norton's sonic sheen adds some polish, but Black Francis' tighter songwriting focuses the group's attack. Doolittle's most ferocious moments, like "Dead," a visceral retelling of David and Bathsheba's affair -- are more stylized than the group's past outbursts. Meanwhile, their poppy side surfaces on the irresistible single "Here Comes Your Man" and the sweetly surreal love song "La La Love You." The Pixies' arty, noisy weirdness mix with just enough hooks to produce gleefully demented singles like "Debaser," -- inspired by Bunuel's classic surrealist short Un Chien Andalou -- and "Wave of Mutilation," their surfy ode to driving a car into the sea. Though Doolittle's sound is cleaner and smoother than the Pixies' earlier albums, there are still plenty of weird, abrasive vignettes: the blankly psychotic "There Goes My Gun," "Crackity Jones," a song about a crazy roommate Francis had in Puerto Rico, and the nihilistic finale "Gouge Away." Meanwhile, "Tame," and "I Bleed" continue the Pixies' penchant for cryptic kink. But the album doesn't just refine the Pixies' sound; they also expand their range on the brooding, wannabe spaghetti western theme "Silver" and the strangely theatrical "Mr. Grieves." "Hey" and "Monkey Gone to Heaven," on the other hand, stretch Francis' lyrical horizons: "Monkey"'s elliptical environmentalism and "Hey"'s twisted longing are the Pixies' versions of message songs and romantic ballads. Read more ›
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2.0 out of 5 stars IMHO, not that good Feb. 25 2004
Format:Audio CD
With the exception of a few tracks, this CD mostly consists of noise, dissonance, and childish screaming. Call it art if you want to, but I found it just a little too inaccessible for my taste. It's not half bad if I'm in a really grouchy mood and need to let off a little steam, but even then Frank Black gets really annoying. He sounds like a hoarse Lou Reed and possesses none of the warmth that made Lou an acceptable singer. When he screams, it sounds like fingers running down a chalkboard. Also, while Reed demonstrated the ability to write some killer melodies when he wanted to, there's little of that present here. Kim Deal is relegated to backing vocals until track 14, so it's no surprise that she quit the band a few years later. As for the instrumentation, the acoustic guitar parts are pretty well done, but the electric guitar gets annoying. I'm not sure why this is held in such high esteem by the critics. I guess it's because they "influenced Nirvana," but just because a band is "influential" doesn't mean it's GOOD. Yes, Cobain used some of the Pixies' dissonant elements in his work, but he also wrote COHERENT SONGS. BOTTOM LINE: don't think because of all the 5 star reviews that everyone will "get" this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
This was my second Pixies cd but it is by far my favourite of the two releases. I'm looking forward to their new release this month
Published 5 months ago by Peter Green
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most exciting bands in the history of music
I'm always surprised at how few people have listened to the Pixies. Kurt Cobain freely admitted that he was a fan of the band and their loud quiet loud approach. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Steven Aldersley
5.0 out of 5 stars la la love this cd!
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Published on Feb. 20 2006 by The_Hebrew_Hammer
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i don't know about the person that said this album is power pop (what the hell is that anyway) but this album has surf style music and punk. Read more
Published on May 6 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars best album by the pixies
give this album a few listen-throughs and you'll know why they're one of the best bands ever. their influence on nirvana, weezer, everyone is incredibly obvious after you've... Read more
Published on April 30 2004 by joshua m thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly one of the great albums of all time
Ask anyone who knows their stuff and chances are, they got at least one Pixies album in their collection. Read more
Published on April 26 2004 by Michael Barrera
4.0 out of 5 stars Yep, it's one of the great ones.
Alot of people would tell you that "Surfer Rosa" is their best offering, and I really like "Bossanova", but most should say "Doolittle" is their peak,... Read more
Published on April 18 2004 by H3@+h
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best
I've listened to this album on and off for several years and it still moves me. The creativity is unmatched. Read more
Published on April 5 2004 by andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars If you don't own it, kill yourself
Let's face it, you can't not like this album. It's the ultimate album for all occasions. The Pixies managed to throw everything good about pop music into one song. Read more
Published on April 3 2004 by "bloodcoated"
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 of most unique great albums of all time
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Published on March 25 2004 by N. Damiano
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