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  • Summary: The reissue of the second album from Kim Deal's alternative rock band with Tanya Donelly is a three-disc set that includes demos, rare tracks, a BBC session recording, and the 1994 fan club-only live album Stockholm Syndrome.
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  1. May 15, 2013
    90
    The live album (recorded in Stockholm in 1994) and disc of rarities and demos put the finished product in context, while the array of EPs show off the wide stylistic range of everything the Breeders could do well.
  2. May 15, 2013
    90
    The clutch of pre-album demos on LP3 of the boxset reveal how tightly plotted her vignettes were before The Breeders even entered the studio.... The post-Last Splash EPs are manna from heaven for college rock connoisseurs.... The only black mark against LSXX is that the brighter, re-recorded single versions of “Divine Hammer” and “Saints” serve to make the album originals sound a little underpowered.
  3. May 15, 2013
    89
    So no, you don’t get a remastered version of one of your favorite albums. But you definitely do get your money’s worth.
  4. May 15, 2013
    80
    A record as good as anything by her old band that was also a pop success.... This three-disc reissue adds a raft of cool demos, a 1994 concert and four EPs.
  5. 80
    It’s an excellent way for new fans to have a pure entryway to their music, and the only possible appetizer before diving into the extras that come next: some an acquired taste, some amazing snapshots in time and some quirky bits that will probably only get a nostalgic spin or two.
  6. Jun 4, 2013
    80
    2002’s Title TK was a gentler, more measured and still wholly satisfying record, but its predecessor still holds pride of place in most fans’ strawberry hearts.
  7. May 17, 2013
    70
    Overall, as a package, LSXX is useful if you actually want to go out and make your own version of Last Splash to get over the particularities and weaknesses of the record.

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