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Penny Sparkle


Download links and information about Penny Sparkle by Blonde Redhead. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 51:38 minutes.

Artist: Blonde Redhead
Release date: 2010
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 51:38
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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 4:17
5. Love Or Prison 6:13
6. Oslo 3:54
7. Penny Sparkle 4:33
8. Everything Is Wrong 2:49
9. Black Guitar 5:19
10. Spain 4:55
11. Untitled (Bonus track) 3:03
12. Love Or Prison (Kastellet Mix) [iTunes pre-order track] 4:39



Over the years Blonde Redhead have shifted from shredded guitars to dissipated dreams. On Penny Sparkle, the trio take the electronics layering from their previous release 23 and make them the floorshow. Kazu Makino sings underneath the layers of ghostly instrumentation with an enchanting voice that seems to be transmitting over skyscrapers into the canyons of downtown. “Not Getting There” is practically a forgotten disco hit from the ‘70s. Its vocal lines are immediately recognizable but also entirely brand new. The déjà vu is everywhere. “Will There Be Stars” is a mix of Britpop, Germanic synths from Nico’s solo work, and whatever dance remains once the hangover has settled in. There’s a beautiful fragility to the work.  “My Plants Are Dead” dips further into the creep zone, with a foreboding, spy-flick ticking away time and space. “Love Or Prison” furthers the noir with a tense beat stalking the narrow corridors with deep reverbs and minimal synths. The bouncy spacewalk of the many tunes makes it as if everything is suspended in space waiting for a chance to settle down.