Chris Glass

Mountain Battles

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April 04, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

After a six-year recording absence, ex- Pixies bassist Kim Deal and her twin sister, Kelley, have finally reemerged with their long-running side project, and the world is…underwhelmed. The punchy pop thrust of Last Splash, the Breeders ’93 breakout, is almost entirely absent here; though Mountain Battles is hardly terrible and even pleasantly trippy-fuzzy at times, the lethargy is nearly overwhelming, and the droning guitars and vague, doubled-up vocals sound more smothered than soothing. The record comes off like punk-rock outtakes for the heavily narcotized. C
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