- Summary: The first full-length studio release for the alternative rock band since 1991's Trompe Le Monde was produced by Gil Norton. It contains tracks released on EP-1, Ep-2, and EP-3 as well as three new songs.
- Record Label: PIAS
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock
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Entertainment WeeklyApr 25, 2014Simply in the mood for great rock music from a band that knows how to make it? Get this album. [2 May 2014, p.63]
MagnetJun 18, 2014Yes, some of these are very stupid songs.... And like Doolittle, there are great songs here. [No. 110, p.58]
Jul 9, 2014So many mixed messages about this album. Ignore all the hype, listen to it a few times and make up your own mind. If by the third listen youSo many mixed messages about this album. Ignore all the hype, listen to it a few times and make up your own mind. If by the third listen you aren't humming the chorus to Greens and Blues, or hearing Ring the Bell ring through your head all day, I would be shocked. Great CD. So happy one of my favorite bands has graced me with another album to enjoy. Hope this isn't the last. It this album perfect? No way. But what's wrong with it isn't the music. It isn't that Kim is missing either. I know it's not a popular opinion but Paz is perfect for the Pixies. What's wrong with this CD is the mix. You can hear all the parts that were intended to be for Kim recorded so quiet in the mix you have to listen for them. I wouldn't have noticed half of them if I hadn't seen Paz singing or playing them live on NPR or KEXP. Other neat things like the psychedelic guitar of Joey throughout Snakes are buried so deep beneath the drums and rhythm guitar that once again, if you don't know they are there you might miss them. Still this CD keeps me wanting to hear it more and more. Shame they can't re-record it with Paz singing all of Kim's parts and turn it up in the mix a bit. Give this album a shot with an open mind and you will be doing yourself a big favor. It's a treat.… Expand
May 2, 2014I'm going to be the voice of descent here. I've listened to the album a few times now, and it has me hooked. I feel like there are 2 typesI'm going to be the voice of descent here. I've listened to the album a few times now, and it has me hooked. I feel like there are 2 types of people judging this comeback album: 1) Pixies fans who think it's not enough like their original stuff and 2) Critics who cannot stomach that these guys are using the same production and style they were in the 90s. Yes, they use electric guitars... which is unfortunate timing because the electric guitar is not a banjo, and therefore is currently regarded as out of style.
If you can take a few listens and not judge the album on unrealistic criteria and build up of how amazing it should be after a 23 year break, and instead just listen to the album and enjoy it, you will see that it's quite freaking awesome.… Expand
Jul 22, 2014I don't care what the critics say. I really like this album.
I took me several listens to realize that I like this album. Back in theI don't care what the critics say. I really like this album.
I took me several listens to realize that I like this album. Back in the day, when I was in college and bought CDs like Surfer Rosa, I often forced myself to listen to the albums multiple times, even if I didn't like them so much on the first listen. I didn't have much money, and I needed to try to get the most out of my investment in music. It always seemed ironic to me, but very often the albums I didn't like at first became my favorites.
Now, I live in a world of musical plenty, since I have Rhapsody and have almost the entire musical universe open to me. There is a negative side to this: I flit about, always trying new things, going from album to album, not willing to give albums the time they need to sink in. I only have so much time, and too much music to put into that time.
So, all that being said, something about this Pixies album made me come back to it. It's a subconscious reaction, something rattling around in my mind that makes me go play that album by itself and not mixed in with thousands of other tracks.
So now I love the album. I like Frank Black's stream-of-consciousness talking, shouting/screaming and delicate singing. The guitar is right there up front, the way it was, which marks it as a Pixies album. The songs are quirky and catchy. I really like the songs Indie Cindy, Bagboy, and the weird slow Andro Queen.
It helps that I had very low expectations, I'm sure. But give this album a few listens. I think Indie Cindy is a pretty big achievement after being gone so long.… Expand
Apr 9, 2015The backlash this long awaited comeback album received from fans and critics alike baffles me. Most of these detractors were looking forThe backlash this long awaited comeback album received from fans and critics alike baffles me. Most of these detractors were looking for Doolittler or Surfer Rosa II. Indie Cindy was made by a band who are the bones of a quarter century on from Doolittle and Surfer Rosa. Thousands of bands have tried to emulate those records since their release with very few proving successful. We've got enough watered down copies of those records - surely true fans of the band should embrace something new, or at least give it a chance to breathe before shooting down. Black Francis and co clearly enjoyed touring over the last decade or so as the Pixies and felt the time had come to bring some fresh material into the mix. This was understandable and the band had earned the right to basically do whatever they want at this stage in their careers. Far from being a poor album, this is well above your average indie rock record. For me, every song on the album has its plus points, even Andro Queen, which is the weakest of the bunch. Had Indie Cindy been released in 92 or 93 it would fit seamlessly in with their run of albums. Having seen the band touring the album, the new material easily fits into their setlists. As others have said, had Indie Cindy been released by a new band, there is no doubt it would have received a much more positive reaction. Indie Cindy isn't a work of genius by any stretch and I'll probably come back to it less than their other albums. Having said that, it is a solid effort with plenty of merits and is worthy of a place in the bands back catalog. Heres hoping the band aren't put off bringing out more new material in the future by the negative reaction this has received as they clearly have something to bring to the table. The main change I would have made is not releasing all of the songs on EPs beforehand.… Expand
Apr 29, 2014While this does seem more like a Frank Black record than a Pixies album proper, it nevertheless is a welcome return in my opinion. Not all ofWhile this does seem more like a Frank Black record than a Pixies album proper, it nevertheless is a welcome return in my opinion. Not all of the tracks work well, but there's just enough of the old magic to justify adding this to your collection.… Expand
May 4, 2014I actually enjoyed this album throughout more than their older stuff. It seemed more like REM though than "The Pixies". Classic REM that is...I actually enjoyed this album throughout more than their older stuff. It seemed more like REM though than "The Pixies". Classic REM that is... not 2008 REM.
Was just hoping for some of the songs to gain a bit more "Catchiness" to them.… Expand
Sep 26, 2014This is horrible. One of the worst albums that I have on my Shelf. I would of gave it 0/10 if it didn't have Blue Eyed Hexe. It is a prettyThis is horrible. One of the worst albums that I have on my Shelf. I would of gave it 0/10 if it didn't have Blue Eyed Hexe. It is a pretty good song but it is the worst Pixes 5 star song. This is a do not buy. If you are a really big fan of pixes and you want to buy it, just wait for a sale. It is not $20 or how much it is in other countries. It is a do not buy.… Expand
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