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Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on 10 reviews
2005 Rank: #4 / 352
USER SCORE
86
Based on
89 ratings

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TheMusicMan
95
What can I proclaim but 'Absolutely marvelous' when I listen to this heart wrenching portrayal of Antony's most inner most feelings and desires. His vocal style is a bit of an acquired taste but nonetheless it combines perfectly with the orchestrations.
Raincoat
81
An emotional and moving record; a real sense of drama unfolds throughout the album's progression — emphasised through stunning vocal performances and sombre instrumentation — and it peaks in the beautiful opening and closing tracks (which the rest of the album doesn't quite live up to).

Highlights: "Hope There's Someone", "Bird Gerhl"
WildChameleon
89
Absolutely beautiful, Antony's voice is really stunning with a solid songwriting's work. I especially love the cover !
Emotion, identity research, love, dark ... this album is dense.

I am a Bird Now.
84
Somewhere between real beauty and real drama, stands a naked soul and displays the cathartic greatness of emotions.
Tom Simmons
80
Fav Tracks: Hope There's Someone, Bird Gerhls, You Are My Sister, Fistfull Of Love, My Lady Story
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DETAILS

February 1, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade / Label
Chamber Pop / Genres
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# 8 - No Ripcord
# 5 - Pitchfork
# 33 - Rolling Stone
# 28 - SPIN
Track List

  1. Hope There's Someone
  2. My Lady Story
  3. For Today I Am A Boy
  4. Man Is The Baby
  5. You Are My Sister 
  6. What Can I Do? 
  7. Fistful of Love 
  8. Spiraling 
  9. Free At Last
  10. Bird Girl