Bird Songs of a Killjoy

Bedouine - Bird Songs of a Killjoy
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #68 / 793
User Score
Based on 132 ratings
2019 Ratings: #213
Liked by 4 people
June 21, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Spacebomb / Label
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81

EDIT: After a few listens, I like this record and the little squiggles of electronic instrumentation, but feel the LP lacked any resoundingly captivating tracks. Solid, but likely not going to be in my Top 10 of 2019.

Genuinely an astonishing and satisfying display of artistic growth since 2017. After a couple distracted spins I feel this is a good LP, and suspect it will be great upon further examination. Recommended for cosmic swaying while cooking with a window open in the summertime.

tha138
72

Moving forward from where her debut led her, the girl with the strange name, Azniv, writes in an old-fashioned notebook some simple and beyond temporality melodies, bitter and sweet, that won't save our lives but they will make them a little better.

musicmagpie55
60

Bedouine's music reminds me of a spider nimbly weaving her intricate web that captures and collects buzzing memories. Her songs always feel like they are from an alternate past just out of reach. Her new album, Bird Songs of a Killjoy, continues down a similar lane as her debut album. I would say the significant distinction between the records is a warmth in the production. Bird Songs feels even more rose-tinted, her warm voice evoking female singer-songwriters from the 1960s while maintaining ... read more

tha138
72

Moving forward from where her debut led her, the girl with the strange name, Azniv, writes in an old-fashioned notebook some simple and beyond temporality melodies, bitter and sweet, that won't save our lives but they will make them a little better.

markusslefou
100

Bedouine sempre destacou uma sonoridade única para mim. Quando encontrei, por acaso, uma de suas músicas de seu primeiro álbum auto-intitulado de 2017, deparei com uma peça de um projeto unânime sob o que sentia na época, era um momento confuso e a música refletiu aquilo, não só, como também ressoou como uma maneira de calmaria que estava a precisar. As melodias calmas com líricos reflexivos, instrumentais convidativos ... read more

paralirava
53

Sweet lullaby of an album
Beautiful storytelling
But still, those strings and piano are so basic that it's makes everything sounds awful, even this beautiful guitar with angelic voice

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Track List

  1. Under the Night
  2. Sunshine Sometimes
  3. When You're Gone
  4. One More Time
  5. Dizzy
  6. Bird
  7. Bird Gone Wild
  8. Hummingbird
  9. Matters of the Heart
  10. Echo Park
  11. Reprise
  12. Tall Man

Year End Lists

#19/The Wild Honey Pie
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Added on: March 30, 2019