ITT we discuss perfect albums. Not your favorite albums, not "pretty good" albums, but absolutely flawless albums. Records with perfect sound mixing, lyrics, composition, etc. I'll start
Surfer Rosa by the Pixies is, in my most humble opinion, an absolutely perfect album. The Pixies basically inspired every alternative band fuckin ever, from Radiohead to Weezer, even the Shotgun Mouthwash Man himself, Kurt Cobain
And out of their whole discography, Surfer Rosa is their crowning achievement. I'm not a music critic, so I can't perfectly articulate why it's so good, but I'll tryKurt Cobain on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" said:I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it.
This whole album is an enigma of sorts. The songs on Surfer Rosa are perfectly crafted, managing to be both profound and lyrically dense, but funny at the same time. The Pixies manage to switch from poppy melodic rock, to out of left field batshit insanity at a moment's notice.
I am absolutely obsessed with this record, but my praise doesn't do it justice. It's the kind of thing you have to hear to believe. If you can, buy a copy, they usually go for $10-$20 online. If for whatever reason, you don't like paying for shit, don't worry. there are options. The corporate cocksuckers over at Youtube have taken down every upload of the album, so your best bet is streaming it on Spotify, if you don't mind ads.
Or better yet, piss all over the music industry and download my copy,