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This Date in History: Doolittle

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(Photo: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo: PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)

[pullquote quote="one of America's greatest bands ever" credit="Bono"] The [lastfm]Pixies[/lastfm] released Doolittle on April 18, 1989. It is one of the greatest and most influential rock albums of all time. Artists including [lastfm]David Bowie[/lastfm], [lastfm]Radiohead[/lastfm], [lastfm]PJ Harvey[/lastfm], [lastfm]U2[/lastfm], [lastfm]The Strokes[/lastfm], [lastfm]Weezer[/lastfm], [lastfm]Nirvana[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Pavement[/lastfm] have cited admiration of or influence by the [lastfm]Pixies[/lastfm]. If the [lastfm]Pixies[/lastfm] didn’t exist, Smells Like Teen Spirit might not have existed.

I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily I should have been in that band—or at least in a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard.
-Kurt Cobain
Rolling Stone January 1994

Doolittle ranks:
#34-Top 100 Albums-Hot Press(Ireland)
#2-The 50 Best Albums of All Time-Juice(Australia)
#2-100 Best Albums-NME(UK)
#1-The 30 Best Albums of the Year 1970-98-Panorama(Norway)
#4-Top 100 Albums of the 1980s-Pitchfork Media(US)
#226-The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time-Rolling Stone(US)
#36-100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005-Spin(US)
#34-Best Albums of the 1980’s-Slant Magazine(US)


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