First and foremost, love them both or gtfo.
For a while, Doolittle seemed like the obvious choice for me.
But something about that stretch of tracks (1-8, give or take.) on Surfer Rosa...oh man.
The only thing Surfer Rosa has going against it, really, is Tony's Theme.
But Doolittle also sports Gouge Away, Hey, Here Comes Your Man and Monkey Gone to Heaven.
Versus, say, Where Is My Mind?, Gigantic, River Euphrates, Break My Body.
Slightly different vibes on the records, but both are so great.
Surfer Rosa is my favourite on account of it being one of the first records I ever bought. I even like Tony's Theme.
(Oh and don't forget 'Come on Pilgrim'.)
I have both, but i have never listened to all of doolittle. Surfer Rosa, however, is fantastic
Not gonna hate, I'm just surprised.
Christopher Walkom said:
I love Surfer Rose but I think it's the weakest out of their catalogue.
Haters gonna hate and all that...
fluck I changed my mind
this IS a toughie