500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Pixies, 'Doolittle'
227/500

227. Pixies, 'Doolittle'

4AD/Elektra, 1989

Kurt Cobain himself acknowledged the Pixies' influence on the soft/loud dynamic that powered "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Doolittle is a mix of the band's earlier hardcore storms, Black Francis' self­described "stream of unconsciousness" rants, and the strange melodicism and surf-metal guitar that defined its creepy magic.

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