The Breeders
POD


3.5
great

Review

by mranti USER (21 Reviews)
March 10th, 2005 | 12 replies | 10,857 views


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist


0 of 1 thought this review was well written

Tanya Donelly: vocals, guitar
Kim Deal: vocals, guitar
Josephine Wiggs: vocals, bass guitar
Shannon Doughton: vocals, drums
Carrie Bradley: violin

Before The Pixies came along, Kim and her twin sister Kelly had an act in the early 80s called The Breeders. Not much came of it, as it was mainly just for fun, until Kim Deal wanted to do a side project from The Pixies. She picked up the old name and recruited a few other people from different bands to record an LP. Thus, the very raw and underappreciated first album, “POD".

“POD" is very broody and melodic throughout the album which, in contrast to the female vocals, sets a different stage from The Pixies. The whole album is very raw, very honest, but so catchy the listener can’t help but get a song or two stuck in their head from time to time. There’s a lot of short and silly songs scattered throughout “POD", but the highlights are within the more developed tracks like the catchy “Hellbound", or a very well done, arguably transcending, version of The Beatles “Happiness Is A Warm Gun". Though any Pixies fan should really appreciate The Breeders, they should not necessarily compare them, but consider them as separate bands with their own respectable contributions. There’s pounding drums, scratchy guitars, heaviness without sacrificing melody, a perfect case being “Iris", and intelligent humor, all of which would make anyone tired of the monotonous emo or indie scene of today very satisfied.

The Breeders sound is pretty, but still dark. In its raw nature, it may take a few listens to really appreciate everything “POD" has to offer, but it is definitely worth the purchase.



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Arucard
March 13th 2005



575 Comments


You idiot, its not talking about the band P.O.D!

Society Sellout
March 13th 2005



292 Comments


^^^ Wow... people are really ignorant ^^^

MrKite
June 29th 2007



5020 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Once I get a good feel for this, I'll review it. Needs another one.This Message Edited On 06.29.07

Ephex
August 28th 2007



730 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I think that POD suck.


That may be the case, but this is by the Breeders

Their lead singer is gay


Homophobe

LISTEN TO METALLICA< THEY ARE THE BEST


Their lead singer is gay.

MrKite
September 5th 2007



5020 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I can't even count on you, Olly, to find this as good as Kurt Cobain did.

tinpanalley78
November 18th 2008



9 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

An average rating of 3.5?? This album is a classic if I've ever heard one!

thecountlugosi
August 4th 2011



17 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Can't believe they never made it big

jefflebowski
January 28th 2012



7548 Comments


happiness is a warm gun is one of my favorite covers ever

holy shit though, the drums are loud on this even for albini

Digging: Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

SowerKraut
June 12th 2013



236 Comments


The drummer on this album is actually the drummer for Slint



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