Albums The Best Pixies Albums of All Time  

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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.

Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pixies Albums of All Time
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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

Release Date: 1989

Artist: Pixies

Producer: Gil Norton

Tracks: Here Comes Your Man, Crackity Jones, Debaser, Mr. Grieves, I Bleed, + more

Length (mins): 00:38:46

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Grunge

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Surfer Rosa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pixies Albums of All Time
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2 66 VOTES

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

Release Date: 1988

Artist: Pixies

Tracks: Break My Body, Broken Face, I’m Amazed, [untitled], Cactus, + more

Genres (Music): Noise rock, Alternative rock

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Bossanova is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pixies Albums of All Time
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3 58 VOTES

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

Release Date: 1990

Artist: Pixies

Tracks: Havalina, Ana, Stormy Weather, The Happening, All Over the World, + more

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Post-hardcore, Space rock, Surf music

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Trompe le Monde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pixies Albums of All Time
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4 44 VOTES

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

Release Date: 1991

Artist: Pixies

Producer: Gil Norton

Tracks: Subbacultcha, The Navajo Know, Lovely Day, Distance Equals Rate Times Time, The Sad Punk, + more

Length (mins): 00:39:04

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, College rock

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