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Leaked: New Breeders Album Sounds Pretty Much Like the Last Three — Great!

Courtesy of 4AD Records

The Breeders, Mountain Battles

Official release date: April 8

We think: 2002's Title TK picked up, more or less, where 1993's Last Splash left off, and the Breeders' new, just-leaked fourth album finds the Deal sisters in pretty much the exact same place; Mountain Battles is just more likable, laid-back fuzz pop that typically makes its point in less than two minutes. On a first listen, nothing here is as much fun as "Cannonball" or "I Just Wanna Get Along," but "Walk It Off" and "No Way" come close enough. So far we really like "Regalame Esta Noche," on which Kim plays guitar like Santo & Johnny and Kelley sings in Spanish, sort of.