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  • Summary: The first album for the rock band featuring Black Francis and his wife Violet Clark.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Black Francis has brewed up a pretty thirst-quenching prospect with Petits Fours’ the debut album from this new venture with his wife.
  2. 80
    This, one, in its place [Pixies reunion], is fresh and really rather fab. [Mar 2009, p.106]
  3. Amongst the nine tracks are some of Black's best work but although the album's ambience shifts - from the darkness in 'Black Suit' and 'Long Song' to the whimsy in 'Volcano!' and the breezy 'Break The Angels'--the consistency does not.
  4. A record that blends his trademark guitar squalls and characteristically crunching bass with feathery synths. [Spring 2009, p.65]
  5. Other tracks are a little less memorable, but the experiment's still worthwhile. [Mar 2009, p.98]
  6. 60
    'Black Suit' has a glimpse of where we might be had the Pixies never splintered. Elsewhere, though, the lyrics lack the ingenuity of Black's best, and Clarke's synth work feels like an awkward fit. [Mar 2009, p.86]
  7. Petits Fours just has too many annoying bits about it to be good.

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