Eventually every album by The Breeders will live in this tapestry of favorites, but you have to start somewhere. I’m randomly choosing Pod because the cover spoke to me today, just as it did back in May of 1990.

At this point I was in my first year of design school and spending all my hard earned money on books, art supplies, CDs and Rolling Rock? I think. When it came to music, I pretty much picked up anything by 4AD and especially if Vaughn Oliver designed the album art.

What was going on there? Oh, just a fertility dance of a man wearing a belt of eels.

Pod behind the scenes photo
Photo by Kevin Westenberg
Pod spinner

Every song on this record is glorious, but I’m going to point you to Oh!, because I love Carrie Bradley’s violin and Michael Allen’s matter-o-fact backing vocals.