Misery Is a Butterfly

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Misery Is a Butterfly
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 15, 2004 (2004-03-15)
RecordedMarch 16 – May 3, 2003
StudioLong View Farm (North Brookfield, Massachusetts)
Genre
Length45:34
Label4AD
Producer
Blonde Redhead chronology
Mélodie Citronique
(2000)
Misery Is a Butterfly
(2004)
23
(2007)
Singles from Misery Is a Butterfly
  1. "Elephant Woman"
    Released: February 23, 2004 (2004-02-23)[1]
  2. "Equus"
    Released: May 24, 2004 (2004-05-24)[2]

Misery Is a Butterfly is the sixth studio album by American alternative rock band Blonde Redhead. The album was released on March 15, 2004 through 4AD.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
The Boston Phoenix3/4 stars[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[6]
Mojo4/5 stars[7]
Now4/5[8]
Pitchfork7.9/10[9]
Q3/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[11]
SpinB[12]
Uncut4/5 stars[13]

Misery Is a Butterfly ranked at number 18 on CMJ's "Top 20 Albums of 2004" list.[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Blonde Redhead (Kazu Makino, Amedeo Pace and Simone Pace).

No.TitleLength
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
Total length:45:34

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Misery Is a Butterfly adapted from album liner notes.[15]

Blonde Redhead

  • Kazu Makino – vocals, clavinet, guitar
  • Amedeo Pace – vocals, guitar, baritone guitar
  • Simone Pace – drums, percussion, machines
  • Blonde Redhead – string arrangements

Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 77
Italian Albums (FIMI)[17] 50
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[18] 41
US Billboard 200[19] 180
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[20] 10
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[21] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elephant Woman – EP by Blonde Redhead". United States: iTunes Store. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Equus". United Kingdom: Amazon.com. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Reviews for Misery Is A Butterfly by Blonde Redhead". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  4. ^ Phares, Heather. "Misery Is a Butterfly – Blonde Redhead". AllMusic. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  5. ^ Skruck, Jeff (April 9–15, 2004). "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly (4AD/Beggars Group)". The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Vincentelli, Elisabeth (March 19, 2004). "Misery Is a Butterfly". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly". Mojo (126): 106. May 2004.
  8. ^ Young, Dylan (April 1, 2004). "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is A Butterfly". Now. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Carr, Eric (April 12, 2004). "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly". Q (214): 98. May 2004.
  11. ^ 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.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  12. ^ "Breakdown". Spin. 20 (6): 108. June 2004. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly". Uncut (83): 104. April 2004.
  14. ^ "The CMJ Top 20 Albums of 2004". BrooklynVegan. December 21, 2004. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  15. ^ Misery Is a Butterfly (liner notes). Blonde Redhead. 4AD. 2004. CAD 2409CD.
  16. ^ "Lescharts.com – Blonde Redhead – Misery Is a Butterfly". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  17. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Blonde Redhead – Misery Is a Butterfly". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  19. ^ "Blonde Redhead Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  20. ^ "Blonde Redhead Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  21. ^ "Blonde Redhead Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017.

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