Some bands can look back at their history and easily polish down their music to the few good songs they actually recorded. When bands release a greatest hits album it is usually a couple of good songs they were known for and the rest is still filler. For some bands an EP's-worth of greatest hits is usually enough. The Pixies are a different story. This band was years ahead of its time. "Come on Pilgrim" came out in 1987, but these guys could be a brand-new band if I didn't know better. Without these guys alternative music would literally not be the same as it is today. Landmark bands like Weezer and Nirvana would be wholly different bands -- if bands at all. And I mean that 100%. The Pixies created some of the most joyous, brutal reassessments of rock music yet written and many of their best songs are to be found here. For the uninitiated, 'Wave Of Mutilation' will serve as a fine introduction to the Pixies unique and compelling sound. For the faithful, the opportunity to compare this best of with your own personal favourites and argue about what should have been included and what shouldn’t.