Tromp Le Monde



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The title might be French for "fool the world," but with Tromp Le Monde, the Pixies weren't fooling anyone: this was essentially Black Francis' solo debut. It focuses on Francis' sci-fi fascination and lacks any Kim Deal Kim Deal songs; even her backing vocals are far and few between. Yet the band sounds revitalized on Tromp Le Monde, as if it were planned as their last hurrah... full article at Allmusic