"Wow. I didn't realize how much people didn't like this one until I started reading the reviews today. You can see, though, that the reviews are getting better and better with time. That says something.
This is one of those recently rare albums that you listen to all the way through, maybe on repeat, until it seeps into your surroundings and infuses your world with its rhythms and colors. For the sake of comparison, other albums I put in this category include Dylan's "Desire" and The Velvet Underground's third, eponymous release. "Title TK" is a mood, and a complex mood at that: melancholy yet whimsical, impressionistic yet precise.
I think this one is going to sneak up on people and become a cult classic in 15 years. Just a hunch.
Dan | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | 03/29/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I know there is a tendency for people to only review albums that they like, and I apologise if I offend any Breeders fan out there, but I didn't like this album at all. I am a Pixies fan and liked Pod and Last Splash. that's not to say I am a bitter Pixies fan blaming everything on Kim either. I just feel that this is an album that needed more work. It's like a rough draft that never got re-written but was published anyway. I think it's fair to say that if you are looking to buy your first Breeders album this is not the one to buy. I really was disappointed with this album. Perhaps I needed to play it a few times more but there's only so many times I can listen to an album before I say 'I really don't like it', and this is one of those times. Sorry."
When the drugs wear off....
IRate | 12/09/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The only two discs worth investing in are this groups first two, especially the accidentally brilliant Last Splash. After that, their releases became sheer bloated fuzz with rare guitar achievements, exploiting a slacker fanbase mistakenly equating laziness for edginess. There are perhaps a few tracks that mimic far superior outlines from LS, but the Deal's sloppy-as-witty playing and singing becomes off-putting in the face of such simple songwriting."
An achievment! (the worst record ever made)
hillary | oxford | 04/07/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Unreal in its amorphous tunelessness, the breeders may have made the most unlistenable record EVER.
i love the guy who said that only "accidentally" was LAST SPLASH melodic--and that TITLE TK was what happens "when the drugs wear off."
hahahahaha. wow is this ever painful! gimme a swift kick up the bum or an afternoon in a dentist's chair before i ever spin this again. to make sure of it--i threw the bleeder in the rubbish.