Mountain Battles

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1 Overglazed 2:30 $1.49 Buy
2 Bang On 2:18 $1.49 Buy
3 Night Of Joy 3:41 $1.49 Buy
4 We're Gonna Rise 4:08 $1.49 Buy
5 German Studies 2:31 $1.49 Buy
6 Spark 2:54 $1.49 Buy
7 Istanbul 3:12 $1.49 Buy
8 Walk It Off 3:01 $1.49 Buy
9 Regalame Esta Noche 3:06 $1.49 Buy
10 Here No More 2:54 $1.49 Buy
11 No Way 2:47 $1.49 Buy
12 It's The Love 2:43 $1.49 Buy
13 Mountain Battles 4:09 $1.49 Buy

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Nearly six years after 2002's TITLE TK, much of which was spent touring with the studio-shy Pixies, Kim Deal reconvened the Breeders for the on-again/off-again alt-rock act's fourth full-length album, MOUNTAIN BATTLES. Consisting largely of the same line-up as its predecessor--including Kim's sister, Kelley--the record is another willfully quirky outing, with Deal recalling early Jane's Addiction-era Perry Farrell in the echoing vocals of "Overglazed," then later breathily cooing over the woozy arrangements of "We're Gonna Rise" and "Spark." A return to the venerable 4AD label, MOUNTAIN BATTLES nods to all past Breeders outings, particularly the eclectic LAST SPLASH, presenting the sound of a restless band cruising on its sonic whims. Though this approach occasionally backfires (see the inessential Spanish-language tune "Regalame Esta Noche"), it often yields fascinatingly weird pop moments, as on the seemingly nonsensical, partially a cappella "German Studies," making it an immensely fun listen.

Steve Albini, among other producers, keeps things raw; indeed, the record's primitive art punk sometimes echoes Nirvana. - Rolling Stone