Penny Sparkle

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Penny Sparkle
Penny Sparkle.jpg
Studio album by Blonde Redhead
Released September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13)
Studio The Magic Shop, Manhattan; Sear Sound, New York City; DNA, New York
Genre Indie rock, dream pop, electronica
Length 43:56
Label 4AD
Producer Van Rivers, The Subliminal Kid, Blonde Redhead
Blonde Redhead chronology
23
(2007)
Penny Sparkle
(2010)
Barragán
(2014)
Singles from Penny Sparkle
  1. "Here Sometimes"
    Released: August 24, 2010
  2. "Not Getting There"
    Released: November 1, 2010 (promo only)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound D+[3]
Drowned in Sound 7/10[4]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[5]
NME 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork 4.0/10[7]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[8]

Penny Sparkle is the eighth studio album by American alternative rock band Blonde Redhead, released through 4AD on September 13, 2010 in the U.K. and September 14, 2010 in the U.S.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Blonde Redhead.

No. Title Length
1. "Here Sometimes" 4:43
2. "Not Getting There" 2:46
3. "Will There Be Stars" 4:27
4. "My Plants Are Dead" 4:18
5. "Love or Prison" 6:13
6. "Oslo" 3:54
7. "Penny Sparkle" 4:34
8. "Everything Is Wrong" 2:49
9. "Black Guitar" 5:20
10. "Spain" 4:56
Total length: 43:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Kazu Makino – vocals, guitar
  • Amedeo Pace – vocals, guitar
  • Simone Pace – drums
  • David Thor Jonsson – keyboards
  • Walter Sear – modular moog

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 79
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 16
US Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[11] 17
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[12] 29
US Alternative Albums (Billboard)[13] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penny Sparkle by Blonde Redhead". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Penny Sparkle - Blonde Redhead". AllMusic. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ Burleson, Ryan (September 15, 2010). "Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ Gourlay, Dom (September 17, 2010). "Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  5. ^ Hughes, Tom (September 16, 2010). "Blonde Redhead: Penny Sparkle". The Guardian. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  6. ^ Snapes, Laura (September 13, 2010). "Album review: Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle (4AD)". NME. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  7. ^ Cohen, Ian (September 14, 2010). "Blonde Redhead: Penny Sparkle". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  8. ^ Pan, Arnold (September 22, 2010). "Blonde Redhead: Penny Sparkle". PopMatters. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Blonde Redhead - Chart history - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Blonde Redhead - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Blonde Redhead - Chart history - Tastemaker Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Blonde Redhead - Chart history - Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Blonde Redhead - Chart history - Alternative Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 

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