Barragán, the ninth studio release from New York’s alt-rock trio Blonde Redhead, is certainly not for the faint of heart. It’s heady, otherworldly and challenging and will inevitably alienate those looking for a light, quick listen. Though it is just 10 songs long, the release starts to drag and gets quite convoluted about halfway through, creating a sense of redundancy that just fades into background sound. While it is admirable that this release is true to the band, it may only appeal to previous fans who trudge through its labyrinthine world.
– Victoria Patneaude