Blonde Redhead, Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons

Yancey Strickler

By Yancey Strickler

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons

Blonde Redhead
Accessible, addictive, amazing.

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."