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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'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.
  3. That's another thing about the present incarnation of the Breeders: they sound, somehow, a lot more . . . oh . . . credible than the last version.
  4. Mojo
    70
    A languorous, mid-paced affair that eschews visceral assault and pop nous for a raw, prowling, feline angularity. [June 2002, p.108]
  5. Magnet
    70
    The tight, buzzing guitars and chugging rhythm section have been deconstructed--subdued, even. [#54, p.78]
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    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: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 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. 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
  2. SpaceDog
    May 13, 2002
    10
    brilliance has a name: kim deal
  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. HelenP.
    May 26, 2002
    9
    not as fine as safari or last spalsh but the breeders are BACK!
  5. Mar 21, 2018
    9
    This album, which was released in 2002, is still in top rotation as far as my 2018 playlist goes. It is a strange and stark and immenselyThis album, which was released in 2002, is still in top rotation as far as my 2018 playlist goes. It is a strange and stark and immensely appealing group of songs. I can't pick just one favorite, but "Huffer," "Off You," and "Full on Idle" are definite stand-outs. There is a genius to Kim Deal, and this album is the closest we'll probably get to seeing it. Expand
  6. 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.
  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 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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