Blonde Redhead is a strange band, and Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons is a strange album. It was a strange choice to turn some of the track titles into a poem:
7. This Is NotThe playing is orderly and tight, with touches of syncopation, but the vocals are fragile and faltering. These vocals, and the strange lyrics, evoke mental illness. Themes echo through the album: secrets, damage. Characters are introduced as vocalists. The progression from light through driving and back to lightness sounds like the plot of a film. I'd like to see that film. Maybe imagining it is what keeps me coming back to this album.
8. A Cure
9. For the Damaged