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Beneath the Eyrie

Pixies

Beneath the Eyrie

Seventh album and third since the alt.rock legends reformed produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Bloods, The Maccabees)

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Infectious
UK Release date
13/09/2019
US Release date
13/09/2019
  1. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Grab a flagon of mead and let Pixies tell you the stories of ‘Beneath The Eyrie’; tales so evil and warped, they’re not for the faint-hearted
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  2. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    For all it’s lurking sprites and werewolves, the album is a salve. Feeling cursed? The witch doctor will see you now
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  3. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It's time to consider Pixies on the same terms as the likes of Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young
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  4. 8.0 |   The Music

    A fun little listen, one that doesn’t take itself too seriously and is therefore, thanks to the boisterous beats, splendid execution, and ambiguous nature of the stories it tells, a very good release
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Pixies respectfully honour the past but they’re nicely moving on with the new
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  6. 8.0 |   The Independent

    For the most part, an album of rock songs to cherish in the Pixies oeuvre, united by an eerie thread that’s hard to shake off
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    Arguably their greatest work in 28 years, this otherworldly album filters present-day tribulations through the band's witchy, psychedelic prism
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  8. 8.0 |   Clash

    And though they might be mellowing in their age, that doesn’t mean to say they’ve compromised an inch, and 'Beneath The Eyrie' proves just that
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  9. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    The Pixies are always at their best when they don’t give a toss what others think. It quickly becomes apparent on Beneath the Eyrie they are making these tracks to suit themselves
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  10. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    No need to worry about spoiling a legacy – this is another modern classic from a classic band
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  11. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Beneath the Eyrie is Pixies being great again on their own terms
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  12. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A no-bullshit sugar-snort of riffs and melodies that neither dip in quality nor scale past heights
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  13. 7.4 |   Paste Magazine

    The band has reached a point where it can reference the past without feeling beholden to it, while forging an increasingly solid present, and that’s nothing to be angry about
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  14. 7.0 |   DIY

    It still captures the spirit of Pixies in a way that’s extremely satisfying
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  15. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Overall, the Pixies' seventh album is palatable — the songs are generally likeable — but it lacks excitement
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  16. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Beneath the Eyrie is the portrait of the Pixies' musical progression and an arresting glimpse of the group in this contemporary musical moment
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  17. 7.0 |   All Music

    Spookier and more fun, as well as looser and more cohesive than the band's two previous albums, Beneath the Eyrie isn't just the best Pixies 2.0 album to date
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  18. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    After the disappointing Indie Cindy and the serviceable Head Carrier, the band shows signs of recapturing some of the spark of their classic albums
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  19. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    On the third album since their reunion, the pioneering indie rockers work through their life changes together
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  20. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The third album by Pixies 2.0 doesn’t do much to burnish the band’s legacy
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  21. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Minus the loud-quiet-loud dynamic, Pixies’ third album since re-forming has creepy songs about witches, spells and death
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  22. 5.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Beneath the Eyrie shows signs of the band figuring out what its want to be now
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