500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Pixies, 'Surfer Rosa'

317. Pixies, 'Surfer Rosa'

4AD/Elektra, 1988

Smack in between hardcore punk and alternative, it was difficult to make sense of the Pixies' ferocious noise. Their secret weapon was leaping from sweet to screaming, pensive to pummeling: On "Gigantic," Kim Deal sings like Peppermint Patty as the band drives a spike into Eighties rock.

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