Release date
10 Apr 2007
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 23 5:17 189,987
2 Dr. Strangeluv 4:47 118,086
3 The Dress 4:00 119,110
4 SW 4:34 97,416
5 Spring And By Summer Fall 4:15 119,116
6 Silently 3:56 118,944
7 Publisher 4:01 98,317
8 Heroine 4:11 96,954
9 Top Ranking 3:24 97,239
10 My Impure Hair 4:49 90,507

About this album

23 is the seventh studio album by Blonde Redhead, released on April 10, 2007. It debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 63, selling roughly 11,000 copies in its first week. The album is the first to be self-produced by the band, with additional assistance provided by Crowded House producer Mitchell Froom on two tracks, “Silently” and “Top Ranking”. In a press release accompanying the album, the band acknowledged their goals to be more spontaneous in their song-writing, to aim for simplicity and clarity, and to create additional tensions. Drummer Simone Pace said he found it nerve-racking to enter the studio with only loose ideas for songs. Singer Kazu Makino admitted it “wasn’t an entirely enjoyable experience. Without a producer, a referee, we could really get on each other’s cases. It got intense.”
The band admitted that until they reached the mixing stage they were unsure what direction the album was taking.

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  • andrey_ka


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  • danwramrich

    I'm so addicted to this album I can't listen to anything else.

    30 Apr 1:15pm Reply
  • hastega

    1 Aug 2013 Reply
  • rewinddude

    Haven't listened to this band for like 3 years, this album's even better than I remembered.

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ponchevere

    23 scrobbles in my library. Interesting...

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • DreamGaze

    One of the best albums i know, will never worn out this one. Magical, beautiful and still makes me shiver after many listenings.

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tavitooo

    ohhhh my best group, please come to PERU

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • zzafiro

    beautiful noises, my god, an oldie but still makes me shiver.

    9 Aug 2012 Reply
  • diehappyx33

    Having sex with this playing is a magical experience.

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • LUCE08

    my favorite BR album

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Nordschein

    so beautiful!!

    18 Jun 2011 Reply
  • TescoSwabs

    I initially dismissed this as 'an ok album' but my god, has it grown on me.

    21 Dec 2010 Reply
  • HighWay17

    I think, it's one of my favorite albums now

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Meloprint

    One of the most beautiful things crafted ever and ever and ever and ever. [3]

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • dandyboy73

    I think someone at 4AD messed up when submitting the details, for ages there was an album listed as 'new album' with this artwork. With my total plays it should be in my top 5 albums, but as Last FM only started recognising it as an album a year ago it's way down my album chart list with a play total less than the actual sum of the individual songs. Not that it annoys me or anything!

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • AzuAtoms

    Why did it take so long to show up on

    16 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Beat_C

    me, too. it's perfect.

    29 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Tezcatlipoca

    Great album

    31 Aug 2009 Reply
  • dandyboy73

    Easily one of the best albums of the last few years, just had a listen and it still sounds great.

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
  • beatfanatic

    Fucking hell, it's about time!

    28 Mar 2009 Reply
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