Blonde Redhead - 23 (nu-ilx version)

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Still think Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons was their high point--I feel like that record has so much more in the way of varied dynamics than the last two

I bought Melody of... at their gig last night, and have already listened to it twice. I know exactly what you mean about variety of rhythm, pace etc. [That's pace, not Pace by the way.]

The live experience has improved a great deal since the last tour. More impassioned, greater variety of material, more hairshaking from Kazu!

Daniel Giraffe, Thursday, 31 May 2007 07:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

i love 'publisher' so much that i've forgotten what the rest of the album sounds like.

fukasaku tollbooth, Thursday, 31 May 2007 11:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i love that song ('publisher') too. but i love most of the songs on the record, i'd say

seeing them tonite.

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 05:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Fuck they played in Melb last night and I forgot all about it ;_;

Trayce, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 05:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

:(

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 06:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

Eh I think I'd subconciously decided I wouldnt go anyway.

Trayce, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 06:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha that happens. i've missed many shows that way...just recently dinosaur jr., clutch etc.

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 06:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

excellent show, btw

well paced, with very effective means of recreating the lush studio sound

Charlie Howard, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 07:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

in short -- great band, great new record, great discography, great live show, etc.

i'm seeing a double bill in Austin in a couple months -- an 800 capacity club, with Blonde Redhead and the National co-headlining together -- that i'm really really really looking forward to already.

stephen, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 17:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

Been listening to this LP a ton lately. This band has got their shit together on so many levels. Truly an engaging aesthetic experience. Very sorry to have missed them in SF back in april or whatever.

Sparkle Motion, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 17:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

i always felt that they write these albums that sound like varied "a clockwork orange" soundtracks. the horns, synths, and esoteric guitars are very reminiscent of sometihng as dark and sexy as that film.

i would also like to add that the "lead" guitar line in "Spring and By Summer Fall" is so great, so jazzy. i love it.

Forensicscene1338, Thursday, 26 July 2007 04:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

this album is still really amazing

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

"SW" has prob been my most played track the last ~6 months

johnny crunch, Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

that's up right now!

what a fucking band

i never was able to get into the most recent one, i should give it another go.

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

the last one was a bit of a snooze iirc

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah it didn't grab me....what they do is always on the *verge* of being kinda boring but somehow they've managed to make it magical most of the time

Bandersnatch Cumberbund (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

the last one was more than on the verge of boring actually. big come down off the previous three or four albums. it's pretty and all but not memorable.

akm, Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

haven't listened to this in forever. Going to give it ago now. Think it may bring back to many memories of putting it on cdrs for girls I was into that weren't into the kind of music I was.

owenf, Thursday, 10 May 2012 22:44 (1 year ago) Permalink


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