Frank Black - Teenager Of The Year - Review
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critics' view

Teenager Of The Year feels like a lost Pixies album in the way Ram feels like a lost Beatles album. It’s colossal, it teems with innovation. It’s as discombobulating and in many ways as impenetrable as anything the great man has ever done, and all the better for it. Indie Cindy might be a welcome return (well I think it is) but seek this out again or seek it out for the first time - because it might just be the highwater mark. Black Francis might not have all those tunes bursting out of his locker now, but they’ll never be able to take those teenage accolades away. He probably looks back at that photo with the crown and the bouquet of blood red roses and wonders where the time has gone as well.

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