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And now we come to the strange case of the Pixies.
Between the time they released their first EP in 1987 to the time they released their final album in 1991, they’d built up almost an infinite amount of goodwill in the alt-rock community, ironically breaking up just prior to the whole fucking underground exploding into the light of the post-Nirvana world, which as a long-term career move, might have been the best thing they could have done, because in the decade between the acrimonious breakup and the economically-driven reunion a dozen years later, they became legends.