Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2005 Ratings: #3 / 455
User Score
Based on 208 ratings
2005 Ratings: #15
Liked by 1 person
February 1, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Secretly Canadian / Rough Trade / Label
Chamber Pop / Genres
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This is my worst ever review, especially for an album I rate so highly, but this album consistently leaves me so shellshocked that it is physically impossible for me to articulate why (I believe) this album is so unbelievable. Those who have not heard this, please try to. (I hate doing recs in review, but it is needed here).

Anyways, Antony and the Johnsons’ ‘I Am a Bird Now’ is an album so ridiculously gorgeous and powerful that at some point I am put into a brainless drone ... read more
Absolutely hauntingly vulnerable and beautiful.
Favorite Songs: My Lady Story / For Today I Am a Boy / Fistful of Love / Bird Gerhl
This album is a profoundly important document of pain, sadness and loneliness. Anohni's vocals are the centerpiece of this album but her voice is bolstered by rich, yet sparse instrumentation. These songs are exceptionally beautiful because at their core, they are so honest and so human.
Whilst the lock-down here in the UK may not be as strict of the countries, it definitely had an impact both on a large scale (Undeniably) but also to me, I am alone in my house, as my housemates moved back to their families about 5 weeks ago, and I am unable to move to my family or physical interaction as my mum is under the very high risk group hence no one in her house and no one leaves. So, safe to say it's been a bit lonely for me, I still talk to my mum and friends on the phone etc but it ... read more
Fairly uninspiring
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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

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