Über The Breeders
As a band, the Breeders never seemed to equal the sum of its parts. Originally containing former Throwing Muse Tanya Donelly and erstwhile Pixie Kim Deal, the band's first album was an eccentric diversion through Noise Pop terrain that included a stab at Lennon/McCartney's "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" and the guitar pop pleasers "Glorious" and "Iris." After Donelly's departure, Deal and company recorded a second full-length album which, though less consistent, turned out to be the band's commercial breakthrough. The stop and grind guitars and Deal's now giddy/now testy vocals in "Cannonball" were the toast of the mid-'90s girl band revival.