Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
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wacknizzle
March 25th 2012


13476 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah the Swimming Hour is sick, I probably would have never heard it hadn't I read your review on it.

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WatchItExplode
March 28th 2012


3273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I really think this is at least on par with Mysterious Production of Eggs, but in a totally different way


Yeah basically less quirk more awesome
I was surprised my how much I've been enjoying the lyrics on this

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MaskAtTheMasquerade
April 10th 2012


2887 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Finally in the mood to be listening to this and it's fantastic so far.

i love how Give It Away breaks off into an instrumental piece that strays from the main track.

thebhoy
Emeritus
April 10th 2012


4461 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yes this has only grown on me more like something old and worn--the feel it always possessed, perhaps. The most remarkable thing about the album is the way it captures the feelings of nostalgia, not just as a superficial theme, but as a deeply rooted tone for the entire album; it's all honeyed golden and faded and a little sad but in the way that doesn't make you feel bad

Funeralopolis
April 23rd 2012


11564 Comments


So does the ' best new music' ever get updated or is this just going to stay there forever?

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thebhoy
Emeritus
April 24th 2012


4461 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

No it does but 2012 just sucks

Funeralopolis
April 24th 2012


11564 Comments


Oh well at least this album is really good

thebhoy
Emeritus
April 24th 2012


4461 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah this and Chromatics have been the only two albums this year that I can safely say I really love. There's been a few other good ones, but nothing even remotely touching great beyond those two--and even then this album is miles beyond Chromatics (but they're a different kettle of fish)

MaskAtTheMasquerade
April 24th 2012


2887 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah new chromatics is awesome, i just got that the other day

808muzik
April 25th 2012


955 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I can't get into this, sadly it bores me. I want to like this though.

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WeepingBanana
May 17th 2012


10186 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

god this is still so good. probably right behind Eggs for my favorite andrew bird

scissorlocked
May 28th 2012


3511 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

god, this is so better than tons of shitty indie shit striving to be quirky and subtle

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Steoandnoodles
May 29th 2012


2832 Comments


Yeah scissorlocked. Andrew just 'gets it'. When the subtlety is there, it feels so natural.
The songs were written subtly and the music is complimentary to it as well rather than trying to hammer the subtly in to sound quirky and unique like I feel other musicians seem to do.

WeepingBanana
November 30th 2012


10186 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

still probably gonna be AOTY

not respresentitive of the type of shit i've been listening to this year but it's just so fucking good

toxin.
January 4th 2013


12605 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm really digging this album actually. Love the female vocals on Lusitania.

wabbit
January 12th 2013


7009 Comments


Yeah Lusitania is one of my favourite tracks this year.

Veldin
February 15th 2014


1360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, the duet of Bird and Annie Clark is wonderful. I listen to a plethora of "indie" music and this one just seems to be far more infectious than most.

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Underflow
March 29th 2014


2579 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is so good.

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