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    Blonde Redhead is an American alternative rock band composed of vocalist/rhythm guitarist Kazu Makino and twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace (drums and vocals/lead guitar, respectively), which formed in New York City in 1993.


    The band's earliest albums were noted for their indie and noise rock influences, though their sound evolved by the early 2000s with the releases of Misery is a Butterfly (2004) and 23 (2007), which both incorporated elements of dream pop and other genres.[1] In 2010, the band released their eighth studio album, Penny Sparkle, which was their highest-charting album to date, peaking at number 39 on the the Billboard Top 100.






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    Blonde Redhead is an alternative rock band originating from New York City in the early 1990s. It was formed by Kazu Makino, Maki Takahashi and Milan-born Italian twin brothers Simone Pace and Amedeo Pace. They take their name from a song by DNA, a 70s and 80s no-wave band from New York. Blonde Redhead caught the attention of Sonic Youth’s drummer, Steve Shelley, who produced their first self titled album in 1993. Shortly afterwards Maki Takahashi left the band and the remaining band members continued as a trio. On their third album, Fake Can Be Just As Good, they were joined by Vern Rumsey of Unwound as a guest bassist. After this they continued without a bass player for the release of the remainder of their albums. On their fourth album, In an Expression of the Inexpressible, Guy Picciotto of Fugazi was hired as producer, as well as contributing to singing on the song “Futurism vs. Passeism Part 2”. Guy Picciotto has produced their latest two records as well, Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and Misery is a Butterfly.

    Blonde Redhead has gradually increased in popularity in the underground music scene. Their early music has been described as emulative of Sonic Youth, but their more recent releases have begun to stray from this generalization. Kazu Makino is noted for her high, eerie voice, which hovers over melodic guitar riffs and rhythmic drum beats.

    The large span of time between Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and Misery is a Butterfly is attributed to Makino’s recovery time after being trampled by a horse. Much of Misery Is A Butterfly’s imagery and illustration is equestrian or reflective of the accident. In the liner notes, Makino thanks her doctors “and her friends who fed her and cheered her up when she couldn’t do much on her own.”

    The band’s 7th album is called “23” and was released in April 2007.

    Their 8th album, “Penny Sparkle” was released in September 14, 2010.


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    In Particular
    In Particular




    Top Ranking

    Top Ranking



    Misery is a Butterfly
    Misery is a Butterfly




    Not Getting There
    Not Getting There




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    I started listening to Blonde Redhead a couple days ago. I've seen their name on listings, tours, on the web, and elsewhere I can imagine and I never registered the name and thought to listen until recently on some random lark. For the last two days their entire discography has been my playlist. To be humble and true I have no authority when it comes to grading music, but I know what I like and I like this band. The music induces strange dreams with the vocals floating somewhere on the horizon of those imaginary worlds. I could get lost in this dream and wander forever.
    Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
    Albert Einstein

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    their music isn't that replayable
    re-evaluate your feelings in a year

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    I should expand on that. My opinions are:

    Misery Is a Butterfly (2004) is their best album and the most representative, hence your starting point. If you don't like it, you don't like the band.

    Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (2000) is more eccentric and sparse.

    Penny Sparkle (2010) is produced very well, which enhances the listening experience. The songs in the first half have addictive hooks and not in the usual annoying pop way, but they slow down in the second half, which loses my attention.

    23 (2007)'s songs to take away are "23" and "Top Ranking". Miranda July stars in the video for the latter. The first time I heard the band was at a festival where they were touring for this album, and I really liked the persistent downer-yet-hopeful mood.

    It's easy to get sick of them if you listen too much, so space yourself out.

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