The Breeders - All Nerve (2018)

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the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:41 (one year ago) link

"Dawn: Making an Effort." WOW.

J. Sam, Friday, 2 March 2018 05:44 (one year ago) link

I love this whole album.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 2 March 2018 06:01 (one year ago) link

Thank you for reminding me, to my surprise my local CD store had the physical disc on release date! Got there with 10 minutes to spare, about to hit the car which is one of my few remaining disc players.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 2 March 2018 06:33 (one year ago) link

The Josephine Wiggs co-writes are bringing the muscle, playing this loud on a decent system now.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 2 March 2018 07:45 (one year ago) link

which ones did she co-write (besides, i assume, MetaGoth)?

alpine static, Friday, 2 March 2018 07:59 (one year ago) link

and Skinhead #2

startled macropod (MatthewK), Friday, 2 March 2018 08:15 (one year ago) link

I had no idea she was back. delighted about that.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 2 March 2018 08:38 (one year ago) link

this is the Last Splash lineup jed!

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Friday, 2 March 2018 10:11 (one year ago) link

yes!

Bass so heavy.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 2 March 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

this is a great record.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Friday, 2 March 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

who produced this? It's HEAVY.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:21 (one year ago) link

Self produced but I think albini is semi involved?

tylerw, Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:26 (one year ago) link

only 3 songs I think? I haven't listened to it yet. but I was thinking about Pod the other day and how heavy the drums are on it. I suppose that's typical Albini production and just how In Utero is recorded etc but he's so good at that

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:29 (one year ago) link

"I need spit/to crush these beetles on my lips" is divine.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:50 (one year ago) link

It's crazy how "Archangel's Thunderbird" just sounds like another Breeders song.

J. Sam, Saturday, 3 March 2018 01:24 (one year ago) link

it sounds so WILD and cray though. I'm not sure it does sound like another breeders song. It doesn't to me. I mean obviously, the end product does!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 3 March 2018 01:32 (one year ago) link

I'm drunk!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 3 March 2018 01:33 (one year ago) link

oh man I gotta hear this

sleeve, Saturday, 3 March 2018 03:51 (one year ago) link

Self produced but I think albini is semi involved?

― tylerw, F

one song -- the cover

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 3 March 2018 04:09 (one year ago) link

Great album, great listen, a great birthday gift.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 3 March 2018 04:13 (one year ago) link

Yeah this is seriously so good.

cwkiii, Saturday, 3 March 2018 04:15 (one year ago) link

wait they cover amon duul ii??

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 3 March 2018 04:28 (one year ago) link

yes and it rules

sleeve, Saturday, 3 March 2018 04:29 (one year ago) link

I love this album.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 3 March 2018 06:35 (one year ago) link

Oooh baby, this is a helluva Breeders album

I played it three times in a row this afternoon, can't get enough. Especially love "Dawn: Making an Effort" which is not really the kind of song I come to the Breeders for but man they pull it off

bunny slopes, Saturday, 3 March 2018 07:59 (one year ago) link

Good Morning!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 3 March 2018 09:11 (one year ago) link

WAIT IN THE CAR. I'VE GOT BUSINESS.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Saturday, 3 March 2018 09:31 (one year ago) link

MetaGoth is such a Pixies song

alpine static, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:56 (one year ago) link

I dunno, it slots right in beside “Roi” in my mental Rolodex

startled macropod (MatthewK), Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:37 (one year ago) link

I listened to this album in the car on the way to Cheapo, and they were playing it there too. It's everywhere!

geoffreyess, Sunday, 4 March 2018 07:27 (one year ago) link

"Dawn: Making an Effort" is the only tune on here I like, and I had to listen to this album four times in a row yesterday while my record shop-owning pal tried to "Beta Band it" (his phrase) in his store

He didn't end up selling any and I'm not surprised. I think you've all been listening to a different album than I did. There are zero hooks on this thing.

also, horrid cover art / design. Enough with the 4AD boilerplate already!

For the record, I really liked Title TK (and I love Pod and Last Splash).

Sorry to be the lone voice of dissent here, but this album does absolutely nothing for me

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 4 March 2018 11:28 (one year ago) link

Not a voice of dissent, but I have mixed feelings about this album, which I dont feel like elaborating here. I definitely think "Metagoth" & the one-two punch of AT & Dawn p much make this album

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 4 March 2018 19:00 (one year ago) link

hittin' home runs
and line drives
with the sun in their eyes

cwkiii, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 14:21 (one year ago) link

yeah this is really good, remarkably so. i am surprised by how good this is for some reason. don't know what i was expecting.

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:13 (one year ago) link

everyone on this thread is talking about how great this album is, how it rules, how it's really good, but no one is really elaborating on why they think this. what's great about it? MatthewK did a nice job upthread describing why he thinks Title TK is worth listening to (and I agree), but no one seems to have anything interesting to say about this record, which is just confirming my suspicion that this record just isn't interesting

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:43 (one year ago) link

in my defence, I don't have anything interesting to say about any music.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:48 (one year ago) link

Xpost

Apart from “zero hooks” (to which my thoroughly thought through reply would be “check again”), there’s not much you’re offering, either.

willem, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:50 (one year ago) link

It's a good album that's not much different from their 2008, 2002, and 1993 albums: spare, gnomic, adept at a certain kind of precision that would make other bands sound amateurish.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:54 (one year ago) link

after one listen, iirc:

it *sounded* awesome
Kim snarls & sneers a lot, always a plus
drums are killer throughout, very solid
good sequencing, kind of back-loaded

sleeve, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:55 (one year ago) link

It's a good album that's not much different from their 2008, 2002, and 1993 albums: spare, gnomic, adept at a certain kind of precision that would make other bands sound amateurish.

Exactly! Well put.

willem, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:58 (one year ago) link

It's a good album that's not much different from their 2008, 2002, and 1993 albums: spare, gnomic, adept at a certain kind of precision that would make other bands sound amateurish.

Exactly! Well put.
― willem, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 9:58 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

very well put

i will always love rock music even as it continues to be "dead" and irrelevant because at this point in history i don't delude myself that there are great rock revolutions coming, it's about taking joy in how certain musicians play, how combinations of different talents and personal quirks interact when they play together, a certain sound and dynamic.

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:02 (one year ago) link

but no one seems to have anything interesting to say about this record

Sorry, I forgot this was a requirement.

Anyway, I'm stealing jed_'s answer.

cwkiii, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 17:50 (one year ago) link

I filed 600 words on Saturday, so let's see if it's interesting .

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:00 (one year ago) link

i have only listened once--it SOUNDED great and i can't wait to get to know this more. i loved loved wait in the car and the title track

i still think she's the best rock star of the '90s, she best epitomized that decade for me.

― omar little, Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:40 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and yes, no doubt

surm, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:44 (one year ago) link

Interesting things being said here - and it took me a few months to dial in to Title TK so I can’t claim I recognised it at first listen. All their albums have taken time to unfold, except Last Splash which was exciting out of the gate and didn’t last the distance for me. I find quite a few tracks immediately appealing - esp the opening four and Skinhead 2, plus obviously I knew and love Killer, but the more subdued tracks are taking their time, or may not hit, as Mountain Battles never quite did.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:50 (one year ago) link

Title TK for me is like their ZEP/Houses of the Holy, but subtler hooks
i loved digging for and finding the hooks in college, beauties buried in guitar fuzz

surm, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:52 (one year ago) link

One thing that strikes me about this album is Kim's very very unique sense of vocal melody is on display here. The harmonies with her sister on these extremely unique vocal melodies are intriguing and compelling.

kurt schwitterz, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:58 (one year ago) link

It helps that Title TK was stuck in my car CD player for a year before fixing it. I can hum every note.

― morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:20 PM

surm otm

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:01 (one year ago) link

thanks!! i've always kind of thought that and just put words to it

surm, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:32 (one year ago) link

I'm in the mood for them to chuck out another album fairly speedily. Fucking love "All Nerve".

djh, Sunday, 23 June 2019 19:10 (two months ago) link

I played it yesterday!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:02 (two months ago) link

xxp This band has a remarkably ugly set of album covers, IMO

Consider the coconut (morrisp), Sunday, 23 June 2019 20:27 (two months ago) link

The covers don’t suit the band’s sound for sure.

bendy, Monday, 24 June 2019 02:57 (two months ago) link

disagree x2

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 24 June 2019 03:01 (two months ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture

except in font/layout/design, definitely fits with the savagely precise music IMO

Ambient Police (sleeve), Monday, 24 June 2019 03:11 (two months ago) link


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