Although I’ll be the first to admit that Andrew Bird latest album, Armchair Apocrypha is a little on the dull side, I’ll also admit that it’s a pretty decent album. Bird has a good sense of pace, and a nice style. Most of all, I like his lyrics. Not only does he use cool words like “palindromes” and “apropos”, he’s good at creating atmospheric, melancholy lines. I have a bit of a hard time listening to the whole thing in a single sitting, but it’s grown on me considerably since I first heard it. You should let it do the same to you.
Update: I’ve given this another listen, and it’s still growing on me. It’s actually quite nice.
Andrew Bird – Imitosis.mp3 (Removed Upon Request)
Andrew Bird – Armchairs.mp3 (Removed Upon Request)
Andrew Bird – Simple X.mp3 (Removed Upon Request)