The other day I went on a small roadtrip, and as we all know, roadtrips are really just veiled opportunities to finally listen to all that music that's been sitting on your iPod. Roadtrips are also a great chance to distinguish 'okay' albums from true 'masterpieces.' On that note, I feel that Blonde Redhead's new album 23 is leaning towards the latter. Although I've never been a big fan of theirs, I really loved Misery is a Butterfly, and I'm finding this new album much more instantly pleasurable than their previous releases. "Publisher" may be the first song I've heard of theirs to truly get stuck in my head. With all the important albums being released so far this year, this may be the first album of the year that I've actually got into. 23 will be released April 10th on 4AD Records.
Bonus Track - SW