If you needed a Kim Deal fix after the Pixies then this is the place to go. Of course Deal's contribution on the last Pixies albums are just bass and backing vocals now and then. As she said it, She become like Bill Wyman. Go to the gig, Play bass, Leave. Kim didn't want to do that. And when the Pixies ended it was her chance to outshine Charles. Its really strange that Kim had her moment in the spotlight here and Charles never ever got mainstream attention after the Pixies. Unlike Pod which has Steve Albini's miminal raw production, This album has the trademark early 90s fuzzy distortion all over it. This album is very much of it time, Like Forever Changes is very much of its decade. Last Splash has the early 90s grunge explostion all over it. Which is not a bad thing at all. I love me some early 90s grunge. It reminds me alott of Sonic Youth's album Dirty, With all the dirty fuzz. Of course I could never not like an album that has Kim Deal on it. This album is not a ground breaking masterpiece, But it does deliver some pretty damn good early 90s Alt rock.
Its strange that this album reminds me of Bossanova. My least favourite Pixies album. Which is no where near a bad album but has its suspect moments. Last Splash does to. Mad Lucas is worthless. Yes a song that has Kim Deal singing lead vocals is worthless. Its just a waste of time. Its the longest song here and the worst. Roi is both good and boring. Drivin on 9 is a strange country song. Its ok but doesn't fit here with all the fuzzy alt pop. But the good is damn good. Cannonball is the biggest song here and the most successful song Kim was ever involved with. It has a killer bass line. Kim sounds adorable as ever. Oh Kim! I love you. Invisible Man has a Shoegaze vibe going on with lots of fuzz and Kim's dreamy vocals. No Aloha is a mix of Surf and grunge and it works. Do You Love Me Now? has some nice noisey guitars and Kim sounding great. Divine Hammer is just wonderful. Its another song with Kim singing about her love of penises. How could someone sing two songs about penises and make them sound so sweet and adorable. Well thats Kim Deal. Saints is another good one. The Roi (Reprise) is better then the first one. I wouldn't call this album a masterpeice or anything but if you want some Kim Deal then come to this. Its not groundbreaking but its fun Girl Grunge from the Deal Sisters. Oh Kim!! I Love you.