Album
Noble Beast
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Artist
Andrew Bird

Noble Beast by Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on 9 reviews
2009 Ranking: #207 / 545
USER SCORE
72
Based on
3 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
Pitchfork

A long hike through the folds in Andrew Bird's brain is what you sign up for when you play one of his albums. He's been wandering that path since 2003's Weather Systems, when he retired his former band, the Bowl of Fire, and moved to Western Illinois to live with his thoughts on an old farm. On his new album, Noble Beast, Bird can sometimes seem too far inside his own head. And he also appears aware of it, addressing that solitude on "Effigy": "When one has spent too much time alone..." He doesn't answer with another lyric-- perhaps he doesn't have an answer. Instead, he lets you fill in the blank while he reels off a pretty, rustic violin figure.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: January 20, 2009
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Fat Possum
GENRE: Indie Folk
WEBSITE: andrewbird.net
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 10 - A.V. Club
# 28 - musicOMH
# 5 - NPR
# 44 - PopMatters
# 25 - Stereogum
TRACK LIST
  1. Oh No
  2. Masterswarm
  3. Fitz and the Dizzy Spells
  4. Effigy
  5. Tenuousness
  6. Nomenclature
  7. Ouo
  8. Not a Robot, But a Ghost
  9. Unfolding Fans
  10. Anonanimal
  11. Natural Disaster
  12. The Privateers
  13. Souverian
  14. On Ho!
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