Pixies – “Surfer Rosa” LP
The debut full-length album, released in March 1988 on 4AD. The recording that also brought the not-insignificant studio talents of Steve Albini to the world’s attention. The Pixies would have triumphed, whatever, a talented bunch afterall, but the masterfully unsophisticated magic touch of Mr Albini elivated this to a post rock (nay, post-everything) masterpiece. Romantic, neurotic, exotic and magnificent (and a lot more punk than anyone ever seems to acknowledge). Still sounds like a goodun’.