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Kelley Deal: guitar, vocals
Kim Deal: guitar, vocals
Jim Macpherson: drums
Josephine Wiggs: bass, vocals
Carrie Bradley: violin, vocals
“Last Splash" opens up with the broody “New Year", setting the stage for another installment of dark indie style rock, but then progresses to a steady power chord riff before dropping off to The Breeders signature song “Cannonball". Standing its own with a catchy bassline, “Cannonball" showcases a more tightened band as an overall improved song structure peaks through the same raw energy that would have caught the listeners attention with their previous album. Leaning over to their poppy sound a bit, “Invisible Man" is filled with fuzz distortion and bright sided melody before the Weezer-like track “No Aloha". “Last Splash" gets shifted over to The Breeders darker side with “Roi", which takes the listener to another direction more like that of a Sonic Youth song. With the addition of the Safari’s “Do You Love Me Now" and the surfer jam “Flipside", The Breeders show how they are not following any particular formula or trying to find their place in anything other than pure alternative rock which thrives on being individual. The album continues with the pounding “I Just Want To Get Along" and “S.O.S.", the poppy “Divine Hammer", and one of the best tracks on the album, “Saints".
For anyone who is a fan of “POD", or even seem remotely interested in hearing anything by The Breeders, “Last Splash" is a good purchase. A lot of good material has come out of the early 90's that seem to get overlooked in the bombardment of minimal talent bands who claim to be saviors of their kind but merely cheap carbon copies of bands who actually had, and still do have, something authentic to say. “Last Splash" was a sales success considering its hit singles, and though it wasn’t until the next millennium where an LP of new material was released, The Breeders stand the test of time.