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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: 

It's an enthralling listen, proving once and for all that they deserve the wide success of fellow travelers like Radiohead and Sonic Youth.

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PopMatters: 

23 is one of Blonde Redhead's strongest efforts to date, containing far more in the way of memorable melodies and songwriting subtleties than the band has previously exhibited.

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Pitchfork: 

Somewhere underneath all the high-gloss, ornamental swirlies and lacquered doilies are haphazardly camouflaged well-written songs.

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The Guardian: 

The muddy, unfocused production adds to a sense of missed opportunity. However, 23 has more than most seventh albums' share of otherworldly pop delights.

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