by The Breeders
- Record Label: 4AD
- Release Date: May 13, 2013
- 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.
- Record Label: 4AD
- Genre(s): Alternative Pop/Rock
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Positive: 8 out of 8
Mixed: 0 out of 8
Negative: 0 out of 8
May 15, 2013The 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.
May 15, 2013The 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.
May 15, 2013So no, you don’t get a remastered version of one of your favorite albums. But you definitely do get your money’s worth.
May 15, 2013A 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.
Jun 26, 2013It’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.
Jun 4, 20132002’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.
May 17, 2013Overall, 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.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Apr 25, 2016"Saints" might be the best Breeders song. Kim's vocals are at their best here when voiced over Wiggs' dizzying bass line. Pair this with"Saints" might be the best Breeders song. Kim's vocals are at their best here when voiced over Wiggs' dizzying bass line. Pair this with "Drivin' on '9" and you have the foundation of a well-rounded alt rock album. A pleasure to listen to.… Expand
Jul 27, 2020I can't talk about The Breeders without mentioning Kim Deal's other band. I'm a massive Pixies fan and for me Black Francis was always theI can't talk about The Breeders without mentioning Kim Deal's other band. I'm a massive Pixies fan and for me Black Francis was always the creative force and the other members elevated the material with their individual styles to make something completely unique and amazing. Of course there is "Gigantic", and her backing vocals are integral to the band at their best but I always felt Joey Santiago and David Lovering were equally important. Maybe I shouldn't have been but as a result of my aforementioned thoughts, when I listened to this album I was surprised at how good it was. Deal is a power chord queen here and you can hear the records influence on dozens of female fronted rock bands the have come and gone over the last 30 years. There is so much more to this album than "Cannonball", unquestionably an all time classic track. "Do You Love Me Now" "Divine Hammer", "Invisible Man", "No Aloha", "Saints" are all strong tracks with the feel of classic garage rock. Many of the album tracks come in at the 2 minute mark or thereabouts. Most are based on great riffs without ever really being fleshed out into proper songs. In any case, the songs are short enough that they never outstay the attention span of the listener. It's the longer tracks where things become a little weak and drag on. Overall, "Last Splash" is a high quality record without necessarily being top table level and is well worth having in the collection.… Expand
Jun 3, 2022This 90's classics lands with an urgency to be taken seriously. It's a masterpiece of rifts and a staple noise core record . Known mostly asThis 90's classics lands with an urgency to be taken seriously. It's a masterpiece of rifts and a staple noise core record . Known mostly as the album that has that song" cannonball " it is a chest of sonic youth spiritual cousin's and is a testament to what the pixies were missisng whenever Deal was side lined… Expand
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