I had no idea that the Pixies were releasing a new album, but then again the only Pixies release I ever owned was their greatest hits album, Wave of Mutilation. I can hear the cries of incredulity already. You’ve never listened to Surfer Rosa? Doolittle? MY GOD MAN, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?! In certain circles, it’s tantamount to admitting you’ve never seen Star Wars or The Godfather. In my defense, I feel like you can listen to their greatest hits album and walk away with a pretty good grasp of the band’s unique sound and tremendous influence.