Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) [MFSL 2007] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

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Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) [MFSL 2007] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) [MFSL 2007]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 33:41 minutes | Scans included | 1,05 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 828 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2032

Surfer Rosa is the debut full-lenght studio album by the American alternative rock band Pixies, released in March 1988 on the British label 4AD. It was produced by Steve Albini. The album contains many of the elements of Pixies' earlier output, including Spanish lyrics and references to Puerto Rico. It includes references to mutilation and voyeurism alongside experimental recording techniques and a distinctive drum sound. "Surfer Rosa" is often included on critics' lists of the best rock albums.

One of the most compulsively listenable college rock albums of the '80s, the Pixies' 1988 full-length debut Surfer Rosa fulfilled the promise of Come on Pilgrim and, thanks to Steve Albini's production, added a muscular edge that made their harshest moments seem even more menacing and perverse. On songs like "Something Against You", Black Francis' cryptic shrieks and non sequiturs are backed by David Lovering and Kim Deal's punchy rhythms, which are so visceral that they'd overwhelm any guitarist except Joey Santiago, who takes the spotlight on the epic "Vamos". Albini's high-contrast dynamics suit Surfer Rosa well, especially on the explosive opener "Bone Machine" and the kinky, T. Rex-inspired "Cactus". But, like the black-and-white photo of a flamenco dancer on its cover, Surfer Rosa is the Pixies' most polarized work. For each blazing piece of punk, there are softer, poppier moments such as "Where Is My Mind?", Francis' strangely poignant song inspired by scuba diving in the Caribbean, and the Kim Deal-penned "Gigantic", which almost outshines the rest of the album. But even Surfer Rosa's less iconic songs reflect how important the album was in the group's development. The "song about a superhero named Tony" ("Tony's Theme") was the most lighthearted song the Pixies had recorded, pointing the way to their more overtly playful, whimsical work on Doolittle. Francis' warped sense of humor is evident in lyrics like "Bone Machine"’s "He bought me a soda and tried to molest me in the parking lot/Yep yep yep!" In a year that included landmark albums from contemporaries like Throwing Muses, Sonic Youth, and My Bloody Valentine, the Pixies managed to turn in one of 1988's most striking, distinctive records. Surfer Rosa may not be the group's most accessible work, but it is one of their most compelling.


01. Bone Machine
02. Break My Body
03. Something Against You
04. Broken Face
05. Gigantic
06. River Euphrates
07. Where Is My Mind?
08. Cactus
09. Tony's Theme
10. Oh My Golly!
11. Vamos
12. I'm Amazed
13. Brick Is Red

Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

foobar2000 1.5.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: THE PIXIES / Surfer Rosa

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR14 -4.18 dB -19.77 dB 3:03 01-Bone Machine
DR13 -4.30 dB -19.36 dB 2:05 02-Break My Body
DR12 -4.45 dB -18.79 dB 1:48 03-Something Against You
DR10 -5.55 dB -18.28 dB 1:31 04-Broken Face
DR12 -4.04 dB -18.27 dB 3:56 05-Gigantic
DR12 -4.03 dB -19.25 dB 2:33 06-River Euphrates
DR13 -4.26 dB -20.26 dB 3:55 07-Where Is My Mind?
DR15 -4.12 dB -20.97 dB 2:17 08-Cactus
DR13 -4.04 dB -19.14 dB 1:53 09-Tony's Theme
DR13 -4.19 dB -20.31 dB 2:33 10-Oh My Golly!
DR14 -4.15 dB -20.01 dB 4:47 11-Vamos
DR12 -4.50 dB -18.69 dB 1:19 12-I'm Amazed
DR15 -4.28 dB -22.11 dB 2:02 13-Brick Is Red

Number of tracks: 13
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

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Uncompressed SACD ISO size > 1,35 GB