you thought the Pixies were kinda weird to begin with,
you'll be thoroughly convinced they are with Bossanova.
Black Francis's lyrics are even harder to understand,
and much of the material is a vast departure from the
pseudo-pop of Doolittle. But that's not to say
that this album is bad, by any means. There are many
hidden gems waiting to be discovered, my personal favorites
being "Allison" and Velouria," and the
fan favorite "The Happening." "Allison"
is somewhat speedy and very catchy, and "Velouria"
is beautifully discordant. Then there's "All Over
the World," which is probably the longest Pixies
song ever, and everyone's favorite, "Digging for
Fire." And what better way to kick off all of these
songs than with a surf instrumental. Obviously, Francis
was looking to broaden his horizons.
does take some getting use to, mixing surf and sci-fi
with Francis's abstract lyrics and some of the band's
oddest arrangements. While there are some immediately
likeable songs, newcomers should stay away. More abrasive,
more experimental, even more mature in some aspects;
this album is a masterpiece but in its own special way.