Friday, July 15, 2005

Pixies Track 3

Pixies Album Competition, take 3... or, rather, track 3: I'll list the track threes off the Pixies initial EP and four subsequent albums. You are then offer the chance to rank as many of them as you can comfortably do so. The Come On Pilgrim tracks are more optional than the others - the whole thing is, of course, optional - as they won't count towards deciding The Official Favorite Pixies Album of Force Power Paintball and Other Diversions - for that monstrosity only the relative rankings of songs from the four albums will be used. Feel free to rank other extraneous media (or, you know, whatever) in your comments. Feel even more free to include lots of hilarious and biting commentary.

Come On Pilgrim - Isla de Encanta
Surfer Rosa - Something Against You
Doolittle - Wave of Mutilation
Bossanova - Velouria
Trompe Le Monde - Alec Eiffel

Black Francis singing in Spanish set to wild and chaotic (more so) Joey Santiago guitar against "Something Against You", and what was one of my early favorites (Wave of Mutilation), what might be considered an attempt at a ballad (Velouria) and a song I once thought included the lyrics "little lifeboat, little lifeboat" even though it didn't make no sense.

Please offer your rankings via the comments widget below or to my email - with Pixies in the subject - which is mountmccabe at gmail dot com.


At 11:12 PM, Blogger ZD said...

Let the heresy begin!

This group of songs is perhaps as strong as any on this countdown thing -- which is truly saying something. Anyhow, I'm not gonna believe the hype and mail this one in, but give it some incisive analysis:

4. Something Against You -- pretty good
3. Wave of Mutilation -- damn good
2. Velouria -- very good
1. Alec Eiffel -- really good

Yeah, I know, the two "big" albums aren't getting any love here, and even one of the hits off of B gets no love, but that's how it goes. AE may not sound like vintage Pixies to anybody, but it's an excellent song.

At 4:40 AM, Blogger ej said...

1. Come On Pilgrim - Isla de Encanta
2. Doolittle - Wave of Mutilation
3. Surfer Rosa - Something Against You
4. Bossanova - Velouria
5. Trompe Le Monde - Alec Eiffel

Again, not a completely correct ranking as I would rather the 12" version (dating myself!) of Wave of Mutilation. I believe that version is the one they do live most of the time anyway.

At 2:26 PM, Blogger mountmccabe said...

1. Wave of Mutilation
2. Isla de Encanta
3. Alec Eiffel
4. Something Against You
5. Velouria

The top 4 all feel like they're above average without being serious contenders.

Also, JFTR, I mean, average within the Pixies catalog.


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