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View Poll Results: Which band is better?
Pixies are way better 66 23.91%
I prefer The pixies 62 22.46%
I like them about the Same 40 14.49%
I prefer Nirvana 55 19.93%
Nirvana is way better 53 19.20%
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Pixies vs Nirvana

The Pixies are my favorite band so I must say I am totally 100% biased in this poll. There are just too many songs to count that I love from The Pixies. I love seeing the text of the song titles and knowing that each song means something to me. I have never really ever been all that interested in Nirvana, I really only like in Utero and their greatest hits. I did however find a lot of great music by looking up Kurt Cobains top 50 albums list.

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Old 10-26-2009, 04:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nirvana embody so many of my favorite bands (including the Pixies) into one emotionally charged package so I chose I prefer Nirvana - but be advised I'm a massive Pixies fan.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I honestly can't decide. I used to listen to Nirvana a whole bunch, but then I learned about the Pixies and started listening to them more. Both of them are great in different ways for me.
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Prefer Pixies, although that's because certain aspects of the Nirvana phenomenon, in particular those horrible "Kurt Cobain 1967-1994" t-shirts have put me off their music to a degree. As well as this,I consider Pixies to have a more varied discography which rewards repeated listening better than Nirvana's work.
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"I prefer Nirvana" I would have gone with Nirvana is way better but I've only heard the pixies once or twice, I grew up with Nirvana's music so it sticks with me.
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It doesn't even make sense to compare these two other then because they're both 'grunge'. Pixies are miles ahead, and this is coming from a Nirvana fan.
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It doesn't even make sense to compare these two other then because they're both 'grunge'. Pixies are miles ahead, and this is coming from a Nirvana fan.
I wouldn't call the Pixies grunge... I'd say that's a bit of a stretch.
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Agreed. I just don't see why else the two would be compared.
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I don't really either. Other than the fact that Kurt Cobain was supposed to be a huge Pixies fan and Nirvana drew inspiration from them. But Black Francis was a huge Beach Boys fan and the Pixies drew influence from them so...

But I see where you are coming from Odyshape - a lot of people are introduced to either band through one or the other.
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It's really not all that different than all the Dinosaur Jr. vs. Pixies threads that are all about the forum, I mean I'd say all three of the bands have about the same amount in common and both were influences on Kurt Cobain.

I picked Pixies, I really like Nirvana and I've been listening to them for years but the Pixies are something else. Their music has something to it that I just don't hear in Nirvana. I'd say the Pixies catalog is more varied as well, they went through there whole straight college rock/proto metal or whatever stage on Trompe Le Monde. Both great bands though.
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