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Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies

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  • Audio CD (April 27, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: 4ad / Ada
  • ASIN: B0001RVTXO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,303 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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During their six years together, The Pixies released five albums to fan, peer, and critical acclaim. This new 23-track best of CD runs almost chronologically and expands on the previous comp, "Death To The Pixies" with a couple B-sides, the live favorite "Into The White", and a cover of Neil Young's "Winterlong". Packaging includes a deluxe full-color 16-page booklet. This is being simultaneously released with the DVD companion, simply titled, "Pixies".

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Compilation of Excellent Pixies songs June 27, 2005
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This is a great compilation of 23 of some of the Pixies greatest songs. This is well worth it and I think the Pixies are one of the greatest indie influences of the past 18 years or so. What I love about the Pixies is that they are different, eclectic, and awesome to watch live. They shorten their songs somewhat when they are live.

Every song on this CD is a great example of what makes the Pixies so great and so different from what else is out there right now. Their songs are eccentric, witty, and melodic. They are not full of fluff that gets featured on Top 40 radio. Kim Deal and Frank Black are awesome and have influenced many, many bands. Check them out live if you ever get the chance. They will not disappoint. This CD is a great place to start if you are unfamiliar to the Pixies. It really has some great songs like "Monkey's Gone to Heaven", "Bone Machine", "Nimrods Son", "The Holiday Song", "U-Mass", and "Dig For Fire." Good thing about the Pixies is that they are still kinda obscure to most people and you can pick up their CD's really cheap. I don't think some people really get them, but they are a brilliant band.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB collection of Pixies classics September 8, 2004
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The Pixies are an excellent alternative/modern rock band, and their greatness shines through on this Best Of album. With a whopping 23 tunes collected in one place, how can you go wrong?

Granted, hardcore Pixie fans might find that many of the tunes contained on the album lack the synergy they have when place in the surrounding context of the original albums from which they are drawn. That's a valid criticism of any and all greatest hit collections, but I nonetheless maintain that anyone who buys this album will not be disappointed.

The songs on the album combine loud, noisy and gritty guitars with catchy melodies-a rare combination indeed. They also write distinctive songs, not formulaic ones. Expect some distinctive lyrics, too. The lead vocals of Black Francis, combined with the (primarily) backing vocals of Kim Deal provide a good harmony. Holiday Song, Gigantic, Monkey Gone to Heaven, and Here Comes your Man are probably the most accessible and radio friendly tunes. However, I basically dig every single track on this album. This album showcases alternative/modern rock at its very best.

I had the pleasure of hearing the band play, here in 2004. Most all-if not all-of the tunes on this collection were part of the set list, and the band hasn't lost a step. If you want to be a cool person, buy this album.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where is my mind? September 23, 2004
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That was the first Pixies song I heard, during the ending of Fight Club. I found out about the Pixies through that movie [which is very good] but although Where Is My Mind? went to the top 10 of my favorite songs, I never really checked out other Pixies stuff. But then I got a Spin magazine with them on the cover, and I read about how they influenced Radiohead and Nirvana, my 2 favorite bands. I cracked and bought this CD, and let me tell you, it was well worth it. There are some very amazing songs here, and pretty much all of the 23 songs are good. Repeated listenings may be needed for some songs, bu it was a great buy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pixies are too good for a best of... January 6, 2007
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If you are familiar with the Pixies catchy, diverse, crazy-rock sound then you would most likely agree that every album they ever put out was exceptional and a worthy addition to your music collection. There are just too many good songs by these guys to even attempt making a best of collection. Songs not included like 'Motorway to Roswell', 'Is She Weird', and 'Subbacultcha' are some of the best songs they wrote - without these songs and many others, you cannot have a complete collection of the Pixies best.

The 5 star rating is for the music that is on this album, not the album itself. If you insist on buying this best of album then you will only realize how great this band is and end up buying their whole collection anyhow.

RECOMMENDATION: If you are not familiar with the Pixies it would be better to start by buying either 'Bossanova' (my personal favorite), 'Trompe Le Monde' (my next favorite), or 'Doolittle' (their most popular).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars.....but a waste of time! March 11, 2005
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First I must confess that I am writing from the perspective of being an obsessive Pixies freak. The Pixies to me are one of the most important bands ever to have graced the planet of sound. Their cutting edge music, 99% of which was written by Black Francis (aka Frank Black), has directly influenced the music of heavyweights such as Radiohead, Nirvana and David Bowie. To me they are so important that I felt compelled to jet back to Britain from Beijing in June 2004 just to catch one of their comeback gigs at Brixton Academy... It was well worth the money and the jetlag!

So, I guess I should be happy with any new Pixies release (as most obsessed music fans find it difficult to criticize the bands they hold in such high esteem)? Not so I'm afraid.

Whilst there is not a weak song on this album, it seems like a pointless waste of time to recommend this album to people who have never heard the Pixies before. This album contains songs available on all four of Pixies studio albums, plus the B Sides album released in 2001. These albums are available at a bargain basement price in most music retail outlets and are no doubt even cheaper on the internet.

So, why not just start off buying Come on Pilgrim / Surfer Rosa, followed by Doolittle, then Bossanova, then Trompe Le Monde, and finally the B Sides album. These 5 albums wouldn't be very expensive (GBP25, $50) and once you have them you would have all of the songs off of this pointless 'Best Of' compilation, plus alot of the better songs that were missed off (Cactus, I've Been Tired, Space (I Believe In) etc.) Another reason not to buy WOM is that a new Pixies studio album release is due at the end of 2005, which gives you even less reason to purchase this compilation.
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Pixies are great, & this ...... classic !
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Published 1 month ago by Juan M.
4.0 out of 5 stars I Love the Pixies
CD was brand new and had no scratches. Although I do not know if this is part of the CD, at the end of some songs, it would instantly skip to the next skipping maybe a few seconds... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Carly
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music.
I never knew much about the pixies until my daughter introduced me to the music. Now I'm a fan. Great.
Published 7 months ago by groucho s. sixbury
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have, especially if you missed them generationally. Finest garage...
Pixies. Need I say more? Yes, because they require it for the review. If you have no Pixies, but this. Play loud.
Published 8 months ago by Dean Massalsky
4.0 out of 5 stars WERE IS MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!
Yo!!!! The Pixies are all rule!!!! Best of, some but not all, could have been a better discography. 'CARIBOU" "HERE COMES YOUR MAN" "ALEC EFFEL" said jams but... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ssenkrad
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
This is a brilliant album. It is a classic and if you are into this band you should certainly have it in your collection...most of their best songs on on this album... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Starbugary
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I misplaced my other copy so I had to order a new one. Great condition and protected well. Thank you!
Published 13 months ago by as02224
5.0 out of 5 stars the pixies!!!!!!
sending all of the pixies recordings to be re released on 180gm vinyl was a perfect idea. our old copies were cheaply pressed, worn out or just not available on vinyl. Read more
Published 15 months ago by rory
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