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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 (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,902 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong Album, Good Overview May 7, 2007
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I bought this album as my introduction to the Pixies. It's been said that it's a bit of a waste of money compared to Doolittle or Surfer Rosa, because in the end you'll probably buy both of the above albums anyway. That's true to a point - I certainly did buy both, not long after buying this compilation, wasting the early half or so of the CD - but I'm still glad I bought it.

The nice part of this album is that it's set up a bit linearly stylisticly, unlike many "greatest hits" shufflings of tunes - it starts with a Come On Pilgrim/Surfer Rosa taste, then melds Doolittle into it, eventually moving on to Bossanova and beyond. Because the Pixies albums were distinct to the fine ear, after a few listens, you can get a good sample of what each album is about, and you can even hear the band's growth from from one style to the next. Listening to this CD, for example, I found that I loved the Surfer Rosa and Come On Pilgrim, liked the Doolittle, and didn't care for the rest of it. I bought the CDs according to this and have yet to be let down.

So for any neophyte, I'd recommend it as a first album - find out which parts you like most and hone in on them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection of different albums and time periods from one ...
Great collection of different albums and time periods from one of the most influential and greatest bands that ever was. Well worth the price.
Published 20 hours ago by Travis J. Law
3.0 out of 5 stars 4 Great songs! then... Crap
I thought I liked the Pixies from hearing 3 or 4 songs I really liked throughout the years... but I got this best-of collection & came to find the 4 songs I already knew & liked... Read more
Published 18 days ago by D Funk
5.0 out of 5 stars Top 10 bands
Best punk band ever.
Published 1 month ago by vanessa siciliano
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Pixies are great, & this ...... classic !
Published 1 month ago by Mjacuinde
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it!
Published 2 months 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 7 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 9 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 13 months ago by Starbugary
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