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The Breeders

The Breeders: Title TKTitle TK (2002)
Warner Music Group

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: loserjamesloserjames
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Nine years. Nine years we've been waiting for more of the Deal sister's beautifully dissonant melodies coupled with Kim Deal's incredibly oblique lyrics. Is Title TK the triumphant return of the Breeders? Well, not exactly. The line-up has changed completely since the days of Last Splash [the Breede.
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Nine years. Nine years we've been waiting for more of the Deal sister's beautifully dissonant melodies coupled with Kim Deal's incredibly oblique lyrics. Is Title TK the triumphant return of the Breeders? Well, not exactly. The line-up has changed completely since the days of Last Splash [the Breeders' 1993 hit.] The Breeders now feature ex-Fear guitarist Richard Presley and bassist Mando Lopez, and new drummer Jose Medeles. Perhaps it would be fitting for the album to be titled Kim Deal with Friends, considering Deal played three of the album's twelve tracks herself. Deal's "solo" tracks were recorded in 1999, while the rest of the album was recorded in 2001.

Title TK is decidedly playful and loose, with bits of laughter and guitar buzz mixed into the background. Deal's lyrics are as random as ever, often ranging from such topics as beer, "Little Fury" and "Sinister Fox" to wip-it's, "Son of Three" to I don't know what. "Force to Drive" has one of the most excruciating vague verses "Pity for me/tattoo a wow/what a mile." But, Deal's lyrics do work well with her subtle vocal medolics backed by her refreshingly dirty guitar. Musically, the album is fairly consistent, with several surprises, such as an upright bass, featured predominately on "Off You," also on the driving "Put on a Shade," and on "The She," which has a delicately whirling Farfisa organ looped in the background. "Full on Idle" is an up-tempo country-twinged ballad, followed by the sparse instrumentation of "Sinister Foxx."

The only real downside of this album is the length, clocking in at a total 38 minutes, with few songs straying over the three and a half minute mark. "T and T" is a little more than a drawn-out intro to "Huffer," the current single with a basic multi-channel guitar track. Title TK album is definitely worth buying, especially for a Breeders/Pixies fan. Hopefully, the follow-up won't take another nine years.

 

 
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seek (August 16, 2002)

the breeders rock. no, they ain't no pixies, but thats just as well. there are enough pixies albums as it is. the breeders showed that frank black/black francis should have let Kim Deal right many more songs.

waste_elite (August 14, 2002)

this ain't no pixies

Anonymous (August 12, 2002)

whos the nerd who keeps trying to spread that wack rumor about epitaph. who cares. sucks either way
but like shit, he says it on every stupid message board. give it up.

and besides. warner doesnt own 51 percent of epitaph. they own 51 percent of THE HIVES. who are on epitaph/burning heart. do your homework dickpig.

Anonymous (August 10, 2002)

Good. Less competition for me!

I might have a chance by the time she's in a nursing home...

evildeadalive (August 10, 2002)

I used to want to marry Kim Deal but she's not that hot anymore...

Anonymous (August 10, 2002)

Who the fuck actually waited more than 10 minutes for this album? Eat a dick.

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

I want to marry Kim Deal.

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

i heard warner bros. owns 51 % of epitaph

Anonymous (August 9, 2002)

This cd is punk as fuck.

JayDebauchery (August 9, 2002)

you can check my review of this at
www.rockzone.com if you feel inclined to do so. go to the reviews page and it should be up there.

jay debauchery

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