Penny Sparkle

Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2010 Ratings: #581 / 854
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
September 14, 2010 / Release Date
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4AD / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
Drowned in Sound

While not as immediate as either of the two records that came before it, Penny Sparkle still manages to both enlighten and engage in equal measures, yet also retain an air of mystery about it that flourishes with every listen.

70
musicOMH

Penny Sparkle is so laid back that it's almost lackadaisical. Hardly surpassing the tempo of a comatose patient's heartbeat, it floats along upon a cloud of minimalism and tranquillity.

50
Tiny Mix Tapes

The result is an album that, despite the lushness and mystery of its individual tracks, quickly trails off into monotony.

40
Pitchfork

If you happen to be a music coordinator for Banana Republic, Penny Sparkle is an early Christmas gift. For everyone else, you're left to wonder whether 2010 will produce a more profoundly boring album from a band who actually had a reputation to uphold.

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#45/The Needle Drop

Track List

  1. Here Sometimes
  2. Not Getting There
  3. Will There Be Stars
  4. My Plants Are Dead
  5. Love Or Prison
  6. Oslo
  7. Penny Sparkle
  8. Everything Is Wrong
  9. Black Guitar
  10. Spain
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