The Breeders

Last Splash

For her second full-length Breeders album, Kim Deal jettisoned Tanya Donelly, brought in her sister kelley as lead guitarist (despite the fact that she could barely play when she joined), and came up with a disc full of fun, toothsome rock, not least of which was the mammoth summer-of-'93 hit Cannonball, a celebration of mosh-pit bounce and purred innuendo. Deal's voice is coy, but the band's full of dreamy energy, rocking like her old band the Pixies without their abrasion, tomboyish rather than macho. Officially 4ad's top selling album.

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