We’re still not sure how we feel about the Breeders
’ Mountain Battles
. It’s a tough listen, especially since many of the songs lack any sort of melody. A lot of them don’t really seem to go anywhere. Still, it’s an intriguing listen – an alt-rock lullaby that sorta takes stock of the band’s last eight years.
The band’s history is one filled with turbulence
. Kim Deal originally formed the Dayton group while in the Pixies. After those post-punk heroes broke up in 1993, Kim recruited twin sister Kelley and a few pals and got serious about the Breeders. Later that year, they released Last Splash
, which remains one of alt-rock’s milestones from the era ...