Barragán (Blonde Redhead album)

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Barragán
Studio album by Blonde Redhead
Released September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
Length 41:45
Label Kobalt Music Group
Producer Drew Brown
Blonde Redhead chronology
Penny Sparkle
(2010)
Barragán
(2014)

Barragán is the ninth studio album by Blonde Redhead, released on 2 September 2014 on Kobalt Music Group. Before, it was released as a free Soundcloud stream on The Guardian on August 26, 2014.[1] The album was released on vinyl and CD.[2]

The album was produced, engineered, and mixed by Drew Brown (Beck, Radiohead, The Books), and recorded at Key Club Recording in Benton Harbor, Michigan and the Magic Shop in New York City.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Barragán"   2:13
2. "Lady M"   2:59
3. "Dripping"   3:40
4. "Cat on Tin Roof"   3:37
5. "The One I Love"   3:51
6. "No More Honey"   3:42
7. "Mind to Be Had"   8:46
8. "Defeatist Anthem (Harry and I)"   6:14
9. "Penultimo"   3:18
10. "Seven Two"   3:25

Reception[edit]

The album holds an aggregated score of 66/100 on Metacritic, indicating "Generally favorable reviews".[4] Its light, almost minimalistic sound compared with previous albums has been received with mixed feelings. Reviewer Cam Lindsay summarizes that "Barragán is not an album determined to grab you in one listen; it's a 'grower,' as they say, but once it grows, it's apparent there's no shortage of baroque delights to discover on this veteran band's ninth album."[5] PopMatters' Zachary Houle is being more critical, arguing that the music "lacks any kind of clarity in direction", and that fans might be alienated by a "band that is reinventing itself for the sake of reinvention".[6]

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