Monday, March 26, 2007
Andrew Bird--Armchair Apocrypha (2007)
Release Date-Mar 20, 2007
Genre/Style-Adult Alternative Pop/Rock Alternative Pop/Rock
Official Site-http://www.andrewbird.net/ and http://www.myspace.com/andrewbird
Youtube online videos-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUjBe21xEgk
Review-By Rollingstone.comOver his twelve-year career, vaguely retro vagabond Andrew Bird has been a hard guy to pin down, performing with everyone from Squirrel Nut Zippers and Candi Staton to Ani DiFranco and My Morning Jacket. On his seventh album, seemingly simple elements -- plucked violin, shuffling snare drums, chiming guitars, plinky piano, his spooky croon and magisterial whistle -- build into one heady, slippery whole. His lyrics mix the everyday and the catastrophic, lulling you into a false sense of security. On the opening track, "Fiery Crash," mundane airport imagery -- "Turnstiles on mezzanine/Jetways and Dramamine fiends" -- turns into terror: "A fatal premonition/You know you got to envision/The fiery crash." The effect can be both cozy and traumatic -- maybe Bird should have called this "Armchair Apocalypse."
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