Mountain Battles After a six-year recording absence, ex- Pixies bassist Kim Deal and her twin sister, Kelley, have finally reemerged with their long-running side project, and the… Mountain Battles After a six-year recording absence, ex- Pixies bassist Kim Deal and her twin sister, Kelley, have finally reemerged with their long-running side project, and the… 2008-04-08 The Breeders Rock
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Mountain Battles (2008)

The Breeders | WHAT'S THE DEAL? Mountain Battles , the Breeders' first album in six years, is oddly lethargic
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WHAT'S THE DEAL? Mountain Battles, the Breeders' first album in six years, is oddly lethargic
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Apr 08, 2008; Lead Performance: The Breeders; Genre: Rock

After a six-year recording absence, ex- Pixies bassist Kim Deal and her twin sister, Kelley, have finally reemerged with their long-running side project, and the world is...underwhelmed. The punchy pop thrust of Last Splash, the Breeders '93 breakout, is almost entirely absent here; though Mountain Battles is hardly terrible and even pleasantly trippy-fuzzy at times, the lethargy is nearly overwhelming, and the droning guitars and vague, doubled-up vocals sound more smothered than soothing. The record comes off like punk-rock outtakes for the heavily narcotized. C
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Originally posted Apr 04, 2008 Published in issue #986 Apr 11, 2008 Order article reprints