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    5. "Caribou"

    Album: Come On Pilgrim Year: 1987

    "Caribou" starts off like it's going to be another gentle, swaying track à la "Here Comes Your Man," but a little before the 1:30 mark, Black Francis' blood-curdling scream cuts in and changes all that. The song is another great example of the beautiful, harsh contrasts that most of the Pixies' best work utilizes. David Bowie once said that one of the things he loved most about the Pixies was the underlying sense of humor, and although the meaning behind "Caribou" is often debated, you have to wonder if lyrics like, "This human form, Where I was born, I now repent / Caribou" is more of a tongue-in-cheek sentiment than a deep insight into existentialism.