Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Top 50 Debut Albums - No.1 "Surfer Rosa" Pixies (1988)

My number one pick is from my favourite band of all time and is probably also my favourite album of all time (though both these things are subject to change at fairly frequent intervals).

It's another full length option winning out over an earlier mini-album. That's semantics though, either record would have claimed top spot.

Produced by hardcore legend Steve Albini with his typical sparse but energetic vibe. Kicking off with a trademark Albini drum sound on Bone Machine it clatters through three more tracks before the pace lets up a little with the wonderful Kim Deal sung Gigantic and best known song Where Is My Mind?. Thirteen tracks in a little over half an hour and not a dud song amongst them.


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