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Most recent release, Head Carrier (2016)
The Breeders, Throwing Muses
Own material, some covers
Kim Deal. sure she's great on the guitar. but she made the Pixies for me. listen to GIGANTIC. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
1991—Elektra (US)/4AD (UK)—CAD 905
Highly recommended for alternative rock fans
Black Francis—vocals, guitar
Karen Kalsrud—violin on "Monkey Gone to Heaven"
maybe Black Francis and Kim Deal are Lennon-and-McCartney-s—dissimilar musicians who sparked each other to fiery brilliance, never to shine so bright in their solo careers. then again, maybe not: for all that Frank Black and the Breeders just aren't as staggering as Pixies were, comparisons to the Particularly Fab Two seem less apt than those to, say, a major industrial accident or repeated blows to the head. Doolittle is repeated major industrial blows to the head. not much here that is traditionally "Ecto", perhaps; it's loud, tangled, rude, and far far from ethereal. but the songs, particularly "Debaser", "Gouge Away", "Here Comes My Man", "There Goes My Gun" ;), and the astounding "Monkey Gone To Heaven", are almost perfect. (email@example.com)
While I like to listen to these songs for the lyrics and the novelty of something that's not typically my taste, I can't get myself to really like them. Rating: 38/100. Best track: "Magdalena 318." (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to Sarah Morayati and JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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