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Pixies – Trompe Le Monde

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  • The Pixies are among the most influential US groups of the late 1980s. 1990 and 1991 saw the release of "Bossanova" and "Trompe Le Monde", the last two albums from the Boston band. After the surf-pop "Bossanova", Black Francis and Kim Deal showed the more harsh, rocking side of their early years again a year later on "Trompe Le Monde". One single release from the album was a cover version of "Head On", originally by The Jesus and Mary Chain.

    Trompe Le Monde capped off a golden series of milestones - a mini-album followed by four albums released in quick succession - that cemented the Pixies as one of the best of a generation.

    Translated from French, Trompe Le Monde means "to deceive the world" and shows that the band is still restlessly pushing their sound. Recorded between Burbank, Paris and London, again with producer Gil Norton at the controls, their fourth album is arguably their most playful. Black Francis' lyrics about UFOs and conspiracy theories keep things weird, while power pop creeps in to reinforce the space rock established on previous album Bossanova.

    Featuring singles 'Planet of Sound', 'Alec Eiffel', 'Letter to Memphis' and a flawless cover of The Jesus and Mary Chain's 'Head On', Trompe Le Monde goes full throttle with 15 tracks in a rapid-fire 40-minute salvo. The album was critically acclaimed at the time and supported by a huge tour that saw them play stadiums with U2 among others, but it was also the end of act one for the band, as it took them over a decade to get back on stage together.

    Trompe Le Monde is a brilliant record that still sounds as fresh as it is 30 years later. Pitchfork retrospectively rated it a 9.3, calling it "more aggressive than anything else in their catalog, but also more confident. They can handle it now, and they do."


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  • Artist: Pixies
    Label: 4AD
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: Europe
    Genre: Pop & Rock
  • A1 Trompe Le Monde
    A2 Planet Of Sound
    A3 Alec Eiffel
    A4 The Sad Punk
    A5 Head On
    A6 U-Mass
    A7 Palace Of The Brine
    A8 Letter To Memphis
    B1 Bird Dream Of The Olympus Mons
    B2 Space (I Believe In)
    B3 Subbacultcha
    B4 Distance Equals Rate Times Time
    B5 Lovely Day
    B6 Motorway To Roswell
    B7 The Navajo Know