- Record Label: 4AD
- Release Date: Apr 10, 2007
- Summary: This Alan Moulder-produced disc from the Kazu Makino-fronted band follows three years after 'Misery Is A Butterfly.'
- Record Label: 4AD
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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|Twenty three seconds All things we love will die Twenty three magic If you can change your life Your tainted heart, your tainted heart My tainted...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 26 out of 30
Mixed: 4 out of 30
Negative: 0 out of 30
The squeaky-clean production of Misery Is a Butterfly has been smudged, sanded, and weathered.
As with all Blonde Redhead albums, there is no real standout track to pinpoint. Instead, they've made a terrific progression from, and succeeded in the daunting task of following, 'Misery Is A Butterfly'.
UrbIt's a beautiful collection of songs, cinematic and powerful, never pushy. [Apr 2007, p.100]
MojoThe sound might be spacier and more panoramic, but there's still some grit in the mix. [May 2007, p.110]
It’s still style over substance in a lot of cases, but it manages to be so exciting while being so listenable that I think it demands repeated listens -- even if those are at cocktail parties.
When the energy is present, 23 is a strong, pleasant album that connects a number of dots in a way that belongs almost exclusively to Blonde Redhead.
SpinAmedeo Pace's wailing, overemotive tenor invites the mess of Blonde Radiohead jokes the band will inevitably receive. [Apr 2007, p.86]
Positive: 40 out of 41
Mixed: 0 out of 41
Negative: 1 out of 41
Jul 10, 2013A perfect album that I easily will recommend to anyone interested in music.
The album is so diverse, mysterious and beautifully written. ItA perfect album that I easily will recommend to anyone interested in music.
The album is so diverse, mysterious and beautifully written. It constantly shifts between its dreamy (23, Spring And By Summer Fall, Heroine) and more "mundane" (Dr. Strangeluv, Publisher, Top Ranking) states almost like a swimmer going to the surface in order to breathe. Giving this album a 10-rating seems very natural to me. Go pick it up, I promise it won't let you down.… Expand
MackenzieDApr 14, 2007I mean...like...it's really good.
RobertG.Jun 22, 2007Definitely in my top 3 albums of the year. I think I like 23 better than Misery.
BrianBrianApr 11, 2007Beautiful.
FlemmingFJul 11, 2007yeah also in my top 3 of the year so far - actually only superceded by Rosebuds' latest.
RicardoGApr 27, 2007What an excellent record! It is definitely in my top five of the year so far. Wonderfully lush and imaginative. A purrfect summer record.
mikeyfApr 12, 2007going to a br show to impress a date? fine. here's hoping you get laid, but fair warning, get high 1st & remember to bring ear plugs. going to a br show to impress a date? fine. here's hoping you get laid, but fair warning, get high 1st & remember to bring ear plugs. smile empathetically as she looks over her shoulder back at you. rub her back too. seriously, what other attraction's in it for y chromosomers? kunt rock.… Expand
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