The only reason Blonde Redhead don't rule the world is a simple lack of self-importance. Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons is a remarkable record — accessible, addictive, amazing — and yet it never seems particularly insistent on stressing that fact. Captivating melodies float by without fanfare; one fantastic song turns into another and another; they create the stark "For the Damaged" and don't demand their rightful due of public parades and medals. They are just happy being the band that they are — no more, no less. Start with "In Particular," "Melody of Certain Three," "Hated Because…" Err, do yourself a favor and make that a "Download All."
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