Tuesday, January 20, 2009

#1 Release of the Week: Andrew Bird - Noble Beast

Andrew Bird - Noble Beast (2009)

One of my favorite memories is listening to Candy Shop off Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - Oh! The Grandeur (circa 1999) with my little sister. It's funny to think of Andrew Bird back then in the 90's playing with the Squirle Nut Zippers and then on his own playing classic pop-jazz. I can't even imagine catching him at a little club in Chicago playing some of that classic jazz. And then to follow his transformation into Swimming Hours, Weather System and finally coming into his own with The Mysterious Production of Eggs and Armchair Apocrypha was an even further step. Noble Beast could prove to be his definant work... it is a beautiful work that is as strong as his previous.

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