Pod (album) by The Breeders

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Pod by The Breeders (1990)
Overall rank: 1,761st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 179 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1990 (29th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (351st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,761st)
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THE BREEDERS Pod GOLD COLOR VINYL LP Sealed Ltd/Ed Pixies The Amps
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The Breeders - Pod - Original 1990 4AD LP VINYL
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The Breeders bestography

Pod is ranked 2nd best out of 6 albums by The Breeders on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Breeders is Last Splash which is ranked number 850 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,171.

The Breeders album bestography « Higher ranked (850th) This album (1,761st) Lower ranked (9,386th) »
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78/100 (from 179 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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90/100
From Brad1770 09/22/2018 10:20
As a Pixies devote I got in on the ground floor with this one purchasing the vinyl album the week it came out & it did not disappoint , it fact it blew me away how superb it was and remains so today in 2018 some 28 years on

So where does 'Pod' sit in the Pixies / Breeders chronology ?

1989: 'Doolittle' released

1990 May: 'Pod' released
1990 August: 'Bossnova' released (it's easy to forget these 2 releases came out within weeks of each other )

The Safari EP wouldn't appear for 2 more years in 92 and Frank Blacks 1st solo album incredibly until 1993

'Pod' has what I call the classic and best Breeders line up in Kim Deal on lead vocals and guitar , Tanya Donelly on guitar and backing vocals and Josephine Wiggs on bass and backing vocals . Also it was produced by Steve Albini who's DNA fingerprints are all over this album

One of the very small percentage of albums I could argue is 100% perfect from top to bottom , there's not a single poor or average track , every note every lyric feels in its place and most importantly stands the test of time after hundreds of listens

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From Rich150 04/24/2017 20:37
Nothing awful on here, although nowhere near as good as Last Splash. I have a bit of trouble with the balance of the vocals, they seem a little lost, particularly on the first few tracks, but tracks 5,6 and 7 are the best of the bunch, followed by Doe and Lime House. Pretty good overall, it just takes a few listens.
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From ButterThumbz 05/17/2016 20:15
Part Pixies, part Throwing Muse, all awesome!
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95/100
From philbutrin 08/31/2014 18:07
4ad has issued remastered versions of numerous albums over the years (some good, some not), and i keep hoping for a remastered version of this one.
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85/100
From sg6 06/13/2014 00:14
great
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From sonicdiscourse 03/19/2014 21:30
Great showing. Kim Deal beat Frank Black in 1990 from an album standpoint. Saw The Breeders play Last Splash and Pod live. It was fantastic.
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