Misery Is A Butterfly - Blonde Redhead
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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

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  1. 86
    Misery doesn't step forward so much as expand outward; roughly half of the album... sounds as if it could've been lifted off of Melody. The other half is purely visceral. [#10, p.91]
  2. A bang-up mix of electronic song structure and guitar impressionism.
  3. The album's soft-focus allows Blonde Redhead to explore its relatively newfound romanticism more deeply than before... but with less tension between the fragile and harsh aspects of the band's sound, its soft-focus occasionally drifts into lack of focus.