Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2005 Rank: #4 / 360
User Score
Based on 113 ratings
Your Review
May 3, 2017
frienderman
86
The sound of pure loneliness; a haunting album
Oct 24, 2016
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.
Jun 2, 2016
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"
Apr 30, 2016
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.
Dec 28, 2015
84
Somewhere between real beauty and real drama, stands a naked soul and displays the cathartic greatness of emotions.
END OF YEAR LISTS
#4/NME
#5/Pitchfork
#8/No Ripcord
#28/SPIN
#33/Rolling Stone
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