Mountain Battles

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Mountain Battles
Studio album by The Breeders
Released 7 April 2008 (UK)
8 April 2008 (US)
Recorded 2004–2007
Genre Alternative rock
Length 36:42
Label 4AD
Producer Steve Albini, Erika Larson, Manny Nieto, Ben Mumphrey
The Breeders chronology
Title TK
Mountain Battles
Fate to Fatal (EP)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
NME (8/10)[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[3]
Rolling Stone (3.5/5)[4]
Spin (4/5)[5]
The Stranger 4/5 stars[6]

Mountain Battles is the fourth album from the American alternative rock band The Breeders. The album was released on 7 April 2008 by 4AD in the United Kingdom, and 8 April 2008 in the United States.

Kim and Kelley Deal can be seen writing and recording an early demo for "Walk it Off" in the Pixies reunion documentary loudQUIETloud. In December 2007, Pitchfork Media reported the first details about the album and its release, as well as a track listing. The album was gradually recorded in a number of different locales by engineers including Steve Albini, Erika Larson, Manny Nieto and Ben Mumphrey.[7]

A song from the album, "We're Gonna Rise", was briefly available to listen to on the band's MySpace profile. It was then replaced with another song, "Bang On". Eventually, all of the songs from the album were made available on Myspace.

Mountain Battles entered the UK Album Chart at 46.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kim Deal, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Overglazed"     2:15
2. "Bang On"     2:03
3. "Night of Joy"     3:26
4. "We're Gonna Rise"     3:53
5. "German Studies"     2:16
6. "Spark"     2:39
7. "Istanbul"     2:58
8. "Walk It Off"     2:46
9. "Regalame Esta Noche"   Roberto Cantoral 2:52
10. "Here No More"     2:39
11. "No Way"     2:33
12. "It's the Love"   The Tasties 2:28
13. "Mountain Battles"     3:54
14. "German Demonstration" (iTunes bonus track)   1:36