Misery Is a Butterfly

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Misery Is a Butterfly
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Studio album by Blonde Redhead
Released March 15, 2004 (2004-03-15)
Recorded March 16, 2003 – May 3, 2003
Studio Longview Farm Studios, The Magic Shop, Sterling Sound
Genre Dream pop, art rock, baroque pop
Length 45:34
Label 4AD
Producer Guy Picciotto
Blonde Redhead chronology
Melodie Citronique
(2000)
Misery Is a Butterfly
(2004)
23
(2007)
Singles from Misery Is a Butterfly
  1. "Elephant Woman"
    Released: March 23, 2004
  2. "Equus"
    Released: July 4, 2004
  3. "Melody"
    Released: (promo only)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Boston Phoenix 3/4 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B−[4]
Mojo 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 7.9/10[6]
Q 3/5 stars[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Spin B[9]
Uncut 4/5 stars[10]

Misery Is a Butterfly is the sixth studio album by Blonde Redhead, released through 4AD in 2004.

It ranked at number 18 on CMJ's "Top 20 Albums of 2004" list.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Blonde Redhead.

No. Title Length
1. "Elephant Woman" 4:49
2. "Messenger" 3:21
3. "Melody" 4:36
4. "Doll Is Mine" 3:06
5. "Misery Is a Butterfly" 5:07
6. "Falling Man" 3:26
7. "Anticipation" 4:04
8. "Maddening Cloud" 3:20
9. "Magic Mountain" 3:02
10. "Pink Love" 6:13
11. "Equus" 3:50

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 180
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[13] 10
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[14] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Misery Is A Butterfly by Blonde Redhead". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Misery Is a Butterfly – Blonde Redhead". AllMusic. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ Skruck, Jeff (April 9–15, 2004). "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly (4AD/Beggars Group)". The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ Vincentelli, Elisabeth (March 19, 2004). "Misery Is a Butterfly". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly". Mojo (126): 106. May 2004. 
  6. ^ Carr, Eric (April 12, 2004). "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly". Q (214): 98. May 2004. 
  8. ^ Hunter, James (May 5, 2004). "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on March 6, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Breakdown". Spin. 20 (6): 108. June 2004. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly". Uncut (83): 104. April 2004. 
  11. ^ "The CMJ Top 20 Albums of 2004". BrooklynVegan. December 21, 2004. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Blonde Redhead - Chart history - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Blonde Redhead - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Blonde Redhead - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 

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