The Breeders

Chick Lead Singers

I realize, scanning my music collection, that I have very few albums by bands that are fronted by chicks. Sure there are some solo acts (Lily Allen, M.I.A., Jul...
Bassanova

Pixies: Bossanova

It's not a good sign that they open the album with an instrumental. I don't really like instrumentals. In fact, they always feel like filler to me. If you absol...
Come On Pilgrim

Pixies: Come on Pilgrim

I'm not sure what's up with all the foreign language stuff, but this debut by a weird college art rock band is stunning in its pure energy and innovative take o...
Doolittle

Pixies: Doolittle

"Debaser" is my second favorite Pixies song. I f'n love it. I will play it on any jukebox I find just to piss people off. It's a great, great song. And it start...
Surfer Rosa

Pixies: Surfer Rosa

From the opening downbeat of "Bone Machine," Surfer Rosa's first track, you know this album is gonna kick some ass. Driven by the radical production of Steve Al...
Trompe Le Monde

Pixies: Trompe le Monde

They've obviously turned the page here. Where as Bossanova sounded tired, Trompe le Monde sounded refreshed. Refreshed—but different. It's Black Francis emergin...
Propeller

Guided by Voices: Propeller

Sigh. This is going to be a pretty crazy undertaking, going through GBV's entire discography (or at least the one's I own). This debut starts it off with a blas...