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Surfer Rosa is the first full-length album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British independent record label 4AD. The album's unusual and offbeat subject matter includes references to mutilation and voyeurism; this is augmented by experimental recording, low-fidelity production and a distinctive drum sound. Surfer Rosa contains many of the elements present in the Pixies' earlier output, including Spanish lyrics and references to Puerto Rico. Because of 4AD's independent status, distribution in the… read more



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  • Incredibly fun, catchy album.
  • This is the masterpiece of Pixies, not Doolittle, Doolittle tends to follow more the rules, is more "correct" in the writing of the songs, Surfer Rosa is more energetic, more spontaneous, more free...
  • Masterpiece.
  • rating 10/10
  • My humble review of Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988): http://www.last.fm/user/Avirett4/journal/2015/04/29/6j9i9d_pixies_-_surfer_rosa_%281988%29
  • I like how this album is so violent and it's pretty cool. also one of my favs.
  • The only album of theirs I really like [2]
  • The only album of theirs I really like.
  • Probably the greatest album of the 80's.
  • most beautiful cover ever

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