Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit the misanthropic pop perfection of the indie British band’s sixth and best album.
Kyle Lowry couldn’t wipe the smile off his face. Kawhi Leonard accepted a hug from Drake. But the Raptors' collective focus remained on their upcoming series with the back-to-back champion Golden State Warriors, rather than on their long-awaited postseason breakthrough.
Before Nirvana stormed MTV and the alt-rock boom detonated, the Pixies forecasted the future of rock. Doolittle truly put them on the map as rock's weirdest and most revelatory band. In the process, it kickstarted a movement that would redefine the genre.