The Pixies "Bossanova" Mobile Fidelity

Mastered from the original analog tapes! The opening instrumental to Bossanova makes it clear that the Pixies weren't about to take the same crazed approach on their major-label debut as they did on their initial standout efforts, 1987's Surfer Rosa and 1999's Doolittle. More straightforward, linear, fluid, subtle and dreamy, Bossanova finds the band exploring pop structures, dropping psychedelic accents and satisfying surf-rock urges. While it often verges on the off-the-beaten path, particularly for mainstream tastes circa 1990, the set is the most accessible and hook-ridden record the Pixies ever made. Black Francis' surreal narratives and breathy delivery flavor tunes like "Is She Weird," "Velouria" and "The Happening," all of which sonically and/or lyrically tie into themes of aliens and sex. Macabre fixations and noisy outbursts take a backseat to tunefulness, putting a spotlight on Joey Santiago's underrated guitar work and Kim Deal's complementary back-up vocals. Recognizing the changes, producer Gil Norton bestowed Bossanova with spacious dynamics and wide-open arrangements that allow the music to breathe.

Pixies ‎– Bossanova

Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– MFSL 1-311

Series: Original Master Recording – , GAIN 2™ Ultra Analog LP 180g Series –

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, 180g


Released: 2010

Genre: Rock

Style: Alternative Rock


SKU 0821797131117
Barcode # 0821797131117
Brand Rock

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