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  1. 8.0 |   NME

    Only a smidgeon less euphoric than ‘EP-1’, ‘EP-2’ is another brief broadside that further justifies Pixies’ drip-drip release plan
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  2. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The closing, intent-drenched charge of the equally propulsive and absurd “Snakes” from EP2 – hand in hand with tracks one and three – hints at a promising future over the course of the proposed series of five EPs
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  3. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    What constitutes feeling their way back for the Pixies would be mightily impressive for a lesser band
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  4. 6.0 |   Mojo

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  5. 6.0 |   All Music

    Calling EP2 "serviceable" might be a little harsh; instead, its best moments suggest that the Pixies are settling into writing songs that sound comfortable next to the classics and don't try too hard to reclaim the magic of the band's early years
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  6. 5.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Combines a brooding menace with broader themes and more accessible traits that might have escaped a few people first time around. Alas, it is not without its negative points
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  7. 5.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It's not quite the Pixies; more like spray-on Pixies
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  8. 4.0 |   State

    If nothing else, ‘Magdalena’ provides hope that EP3 will become more than a dreaded inevitability. The rest of EP2 is best ignored
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  9. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    With EP2 the opportunity to redress that balance and laud the band's new material is sadly denied
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  10. 3.0 |   PopMatters

    The greatest indictment of this latest batch of songs is just how anonymous it sounds
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  11. 3.0 |   The 405

    I really wish that Pixies still had their magic, but they don't, and it's a terrible shame for all of the parties concerned. For us as the listener, and for them as the band that are running on empty
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  12. 2.0 |   Pitchfork

    Even the most mercenary-minded, craven reboot works if there is some evident love of the source material, and this is where these EPs fail so pitifully
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