Pixies – Indie Cindy: Exclusive album stream

Have a listen to Pixies' fifth album – their first in 23 years – and let us know your thoughts!

You could say it's been a while since Pixies last put out an album: it was way back in 1991 that the Boston band released Trompe le Monde, after all. Since then, the group's reputation has grown, transforming Pixies from cult heroes to one of the most admired alternative rock bands in the world.

It would be impossible for the band to release new material without being weighed down by some degree of expectation, and that's something Michael Hann acknowledges in his review of Indie Cindy. "If this had been released a year after their last album, it would have fit perfectly adequately into Pixies’ discography," he writes. "What Goes Boom is a properly thrilling opener, possessing one of those sinister riffs Black Francis used to turn out at will; it’s followed by Greens and Blues, in which the patented stately-acoustic-guitar-overlaid-with-spectral-electric-lead-line Pixies trick is deployed effectively."

So what do you think? Does it stand up to the band's previous work? Or is it a disappointment compared to such monumental works as Surfer Rosa and Doolittle? Let us know in the comments.

You can pre-order the album here


Guardian music

The GuardianTramp

Related Content

Article image
Björk: bastards – exclusive album stream

The singer has let the likes of Death Grips and Omar Souleyman loose on her Biophilia album – be among the first to hear the results on this new collection of remixes

Guardian music

12, Nov, 2012 @4:53 PM

Article image
Low – C'mon: exclusive album stream

Listen to the Minnesota trio's ninth album – their first record in four years


01, Apr, 2011 @12:06 PM

Article image
Mogwai - Rave Tapes: Exclusive album stream

Stuart Braithwaite introduces the latest Mogwai album, which you can listen to for free with our stream! Let us know what you think ...

14, Jan, 2014 @1:29 PM

Article image
Edwyn Collins: Understated – exclusive album stream

On sparkling musical form despite not having yet fully recovered from his brain haemorrhages, Edwyn Collins has created his eighth solo album. Listen here and let us know your thoughts

18, Mar, 2013 @5:14 PM

Article image
Zola Jesus – Conatus: exclusive album stream

Nika Roza Danilova talks us through her new album, which you can listen to for free


22, Sep, 2011 @11:08 AM

Article image
Sigur Rós - Valtari: exclusive album stream

Be among the first to hear the new album from Sigur Rós, Valtari, and tell us what you think in the comments below

21, May, 2012 @1:40 PM

Article image
Trailer Trash Tracys - Ester: exclusive album stream

Kickstart 2012 by listening to Trailer Trash Tracys' dreamy debut


03, Jan, 2012 @4:04 PM

Article image
Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse: exclusive album stream

Listen to Frightened Rabbit's excellent fourth album and let us know your thoughts

28, Jan, 2013 @9:00 AM

Article image
Ariel Pink – Mature Themes: exclusive album stream

Be among the first to listen to Ariel Pink's new album and let us know what you think

14, Aug, 2012 @8:52 AM

Article image
S.C.U.M. – Again into Eyes: exclusive album stream

Tim Jonze: Join the London band on a journey from ambient to space rock

Tim Jonze

08, Sep, 2011 @2:18 PM