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61. Pixies, Surfer Rosa. 4AD – 803 (UK) (1988), MoFi – MFSL 1-296 (2009), 33 1/3 rpm. Genre: alternative, garage rock, noise pop, punk
The words garage, punk, and noise rarely go hand in hand with audiophile, and yet this second release by the Bostonian band encompasses exactly that—a true melting pot of the above, thanks in large part to audacious musicians, a rarebreed producer-engineer named Steve Albini choosing to take the ‘hands-off’ approach, and a bold reissue label known for its rich creative catalogue.… Read the full article