Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Today's Brew | Blonde Redhead---23 again

YouTube: Blonde Redhead- "23"
directed by Melodie McDaniel

My previous entry about them ovah here.

I think P'folk weren't too impressed--
"Essentially, 23 consists of simply tunes much in the vein of the international trio's high water mark, 2000's Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons, which found the once angularly screeching Sonic Youth/Unwound-worshiping post-no-wavers breathing deep and relaxing. The songs are similar to 2005's almost as good Misery Is a Butterfly, which took said gems of art-pop blueness, but draped them in heavy orchestration and flirted with an almost too-lush production...23 coulda/shoulda been the album where Blonde Redhead added on that much needed new wing to their mansion of moody cool craftsmanship. But instead, constructed right in front, blocking the entire view of the ornate and majestic building they took over 13 years to build, is a garish warbly and weird Frank Gehry-esque monstrosity." (text by D. Shawn Bosler, April 11, 2007)
Read the P'folk full review ovah here.

Personally, I actually like the album.


Blogger graham said...

Yes, it's a fantastic album! Fuck those haters at Pitchfork. There's no such thing as too lush. Frank Gehry has nothing to do with it! ;)

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