He just takes me some place else… And I like it. His new album Noble Beast has taken awhile to digest but then again so did Armchair Apocrypha. Andrew Bird strips it down and goes a little more natural on this album. His beautiful voice soothes along with mellow acoustics.  The album is 13 songs deep with a couple of second long filler/transition tracks. The album gets a little more dynamic towards the middle on Not a Robot, But a Ghost

Andrew Bird is always gorgeous in my opinion… I have found that his albums grow on me and I find myself returning to them year after year. The album as a whole is really well done, however at this point I have no idea if Noble Beast will appear on my end of the year list… Only time will tell.

Andrew Bird is coming to the Los Angeles area on February 18th at the Orpheum Theatre, with Loney, Dear. You can also get a little taste of Andrew Bird live on NPR.

mp3:   Nomenclature

mp3:   Anonanimal

Noble Beast 2009 (Fat Possum)


3 Responses to “Andrew Bird Takes Me Away”

  1. Rick on February 4th, 2009 8:04 am

    I agree with everything you’ve said here. Noble Beast is an excellent album, and certainly one of the most interesting albums of the year, if not the “best”. Depends on how you define it, right? There should be a podcast of his live performance from last night at the 930 club in DC available at All Songs Considered soon, in case you can’t catch him in person.

  2. legbamel on February 4th, 2009 9:00 am

    Nomenclature is simply lovely. I like Andrew Bird more every time I hear him, and I wanted to thank you for posting these songs so that I could hear even more.

  3. Rachel on February 4th, 2009 11:52 pm

    Hi Rick, this is true… It is definitely one of the more interesting albums of the year. That is a good way to put it at this point…
    Just beautiful, cover to cover.
    Thank you both for coming by. :-)

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