During their six years together, the Pixies released five albums on 4AD- Come on Pilgrim(1987); Surfer Rosa(1988); Doolittle(1989); Bossanova(1990) and Trompe Le Monde(1991). Experiencing particular success in the UK and Europe, the Pixies played sold-out festivals and received a multitude of fan, peer and critical acclaim. The band's influence was far-reaching; U2's Bono referred to the Pixies as "one of America's greatest bands ever”; David Bowie called their work "just about the most compelling music of the entire 80s," and Kurt Cobain, who identified Surfer Rosa as his favorite album of that entire decade, confessed, when writing ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, that, "Basically, I was ripping off The Pixies."