Title TK - The Breeders
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  • Summary: A comeback of sorts, 'Title TK' comes a full nine years after The Breeders' previous effort (1993's 'Last Splash') and sees the group with a new lineup (only Kim Deal and sister Kelley remain) and producer (Steve Albini).
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Skeletal, fragmented, stumblebum, Kim and Kelley retain their knack for righting themselves with a tuneburst just when you thought they'd never do the limbo again.
  2. It blends the stripped-down sounds of Pod and the Amps' Pacer into a collection of strangely intimate, feminine garage rock.
  3. It's the sound of experimentation working, it's what what the second Elastica album should have sounded like, and it's a compelling story unfolding, with many more interesting twists still to come.
  4. 70
    The tight, buzzing guitars and chugging rhythm section have been deconstructed--subdued, even. [#54, p.78]
  5. Not necessarily a fantastic album then, but a great excuse for a record, nonetheless.
  6. The thrill evaporates as one monotonous tune drones into the next. [24 May 2002, p.94]
  7. Title TK comes off as unglued in an almost perversely restrained, even uneventful way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. SpaceDog
    May 13, 2002
    10
    brilliance has a name: kim deal
  2. lady
    Sep 8, 2002
    10
    sad or not, this album is intimate invite into the mind of kim deal. Few artists have written like this, and even fewer have done it so well. this album rocks. fuck you rolling stone. Expand
  3. DamionR.
    May 25, 2002
    9
    Great album. Way more "pod" than "last splash" and thats a wonderful thing! Definately the stoner album of the year so far. Kim Deal is a god!
  4. Ryan
    Aug 4, 2004
    9
    I didn't like it at first, but after I got to know the songs it was like noticing something strange and subtle but very very brilliant. Yes 'Off You' is beautiful. I love all these tracks 'has anyone seen the iguana?' is hilarious, moody, dark, brooding but then it goes so silly. I love it!! Their sense of humor is definately reflected in their music. if this music doesn't satisfy your inner frustrations with digitally enhanced bass and vocals, go back to your little "woe is me" linkin park music. this album is fun. they're not trying to make a statement they're just doing what they love. and if you think this album is a piece of trash, email me YOUR music and i'll tell you what I think. Expand
  5. BenjaminBunny
    Apr 16, 2004
    7
    I would venture to say that "Off You" is the most beautiful song of Deal's career. A laid-back, lonely, lovely record.
  6. DavidM.
    May 22, 2002
    5
    Have only heard it twice but early impressions are not favorable. There are a few very good songs but nothing that caught me right off .. was hoping for so much more. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Sep 23, 2002
    0
    If I could give it a negative score, I would. Could not believe how badly this sounds. I would have tossed it out of my car window if it weren't littering. Don't waste your time! Expand

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