Thursday, September 5, 2019
Pixies : "Beneath The Eyrie"
"Ready For Love" reminds you that behind all the quirk these guys were always good song writers while they transcended their late 80s indie rock pioneer peers. The country to twist to "Sliver Bullet" works well as they still add punch to it and this is so far the first song I really feel holds up to their legacy. "Long Rider" also embraces their more classic sound. Though is on the more upbeat side than the previous song. Paz takes over the mic on "Los Surfers" . It captures the feel of the band. Her harmonies with Black earlier in the album also worked well. I am fine with her replacing Deal. They go for a more rambunctious rock aggression on " St. Nazaire" . Then relax into the more country inflected " Bird of Prey" which the better song of the two.
I do not need them to write another "Gouge Away " or "This Monkey's Gone to Heaven". I am fine with them getting older and writing songs more like "Daniel Boone" It's well done and true to who they are. It ends with the acoustic based "Death Horizon" which almost sounds more like a Tom Petty song. This grows on me with each listen and feels like it stands up well against there other work so I will round this up to a 9.5. Obviously "Doolittle " is a 10.