Upper Air

Bowerbirds - Upper Air
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2009 Ratings: #174 / 834
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Based on 8 ratings
July 7, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

72
Pitchfork

I'm going to let the band off the hook for the holding pattern; in the meantime, we'll simply revel in the general loveliness of these 10 compositions, which utilize the debut's blueprints in the creation of sublime melodies, absorbing lyricism and delicate harmonic interplay.

60
Drowned in Sound

Upper Air is a decent enough record, but it’s not strong enough to be listened to without recalling other, similar but better records.

79
It’s a bit of a mystery to me why Bowerbirds aren’t bigger. Their introspectively pastoral and expansive songs would fit perfectly on all of those “Happy Folk”-type playlists on Spotify, and are a good deal better than most of those songs to boot. “Upper Air” has the instant appeal of a number of recent indie folk bands generated through rich harmonies and hopeful, nostalgic songs, but those bands can tire quickly. Bowerbirds set themselves apart from the ... read more
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Track List

  1. House of Diamonds 
  2. Teeth 
  3. Silver Clouds 
  4. Beneath Your Tree 
  5. Ghost Life 
  6. Northern Lights 
  7. Chimes 
  8. Bright Future 
  9. Crooked Lust 
  10. This Day

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