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The Best Pixies Albums of All-Time

Updated September 16, 2019 800 votes 271 voters 6.4k views7 items

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The Pixies are considered one of the best alternative rock bands of all time. Below is our list of the best Pixies albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. Considered one of the most influential American alternative rock bands ever (Kurt Cobain once said he based a lot of Nirvana’s songs on Surfer Rosa (1988) and Doolittle (1989)), the Black Francis-led Pixies combined the roar of Joey Santiago’s surf-inspired guitars and bassist Kim Deals twee vocals into a sound that defined what the kids used to call college rock.

This Pixies discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Pixies albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Pixies singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Pixies album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves.

This list of popular Pixies CDs like Indie Cindy (2014) has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Pixies album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

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  • Photo: 4AD, Elektra

    1. Debaser
    2. Tame
    3. Wave of Mutilation
    4. I Bleed
    5. Here Comes Your Man
    6. Dead
    7. Monkey Gone to Heaven
    8. Mr. Grieves
    9. Crackity Jones
    10. La La Love You
    11. No. 13 Baby
    12. There Goes My Gun
    13. Hey
    14. Silver
    15. Gouge Away

    Pitchfork score: 10.0

    • Release Date: 1989
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  • Photo: Tracy Sigler / Flickr

    1. Bone Machine
    2. Break My Body
    3. Something Against You
    4. Broken Face
    5. Gigantic
    6. River Euphrates
    7. Where Is My Mind?
    8. Cactus
    9. Tony's Theme
    10. Oh My Golly!
    11. Vamos
    12. I'm Amazed
    13. Brick Is Red

    Pitchfork score: 10.0

    • Release Date: 1988
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  • Photo: 4AD, Elektra

    1. Cecilia Ann
    2. Rock Music
    3. Velouria
    4. Allison
    5. Is She Weird
    6. Ana
    7. All Over the World
    8. Dig for Fire
    9. Down to the Well
    10. The Happening
    11. Blown Away
    12. Hang Wire
    13. Stormy Weather
    14. Havalina

    Pitchfork score: 9.1

    • Release Date: 1990
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  • Photo: 4AD, Elektra

    1. Trompe le Monde
    2. Planet of Sound
    3. Alec Eiffel
    4. The Sad Punk
    5. Head On
    6. U-Mass
    7. Palace of the Brine
    8. Letter to Memphis
    9. Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons
    10. Space (I Believe in)
    11. Subbacultcha
    12. Distance Equals Rate Times Time
    13. Lovely Day
    14. Motorway to Roswell
    15. The Navajo Know

    Pitchfork score: 9.4

    • Release Date: 1991
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