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    14. "Gigantic"

    Album: Surfer Rosa Year: 1988

    Francis takes a rare backseat in "Gigantic," even going so far as to let Kim Deal co-write and take lead vocals. Though the result lacks the bite and punch of Black's hysterical passion, Deal's voice is fresh and clean enough to make this work, soaring above the guitars once the chorus explodes. The lyrics apparently reference interracial relationships in the dark ages of the 1950s—or perhaps she's singing about Black himself, gigantic mass of love that he is.