All Birds Say

  • Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 2010

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. All Birds Say isn't concerned with aping anyone else's sound, though, and it wields the sort of casual confidence that's rarely heard on a sideman's solo project. If Carl Broemel ever decides to quit his day job, he's got a promising future here.
  2. Broemel writes hooks that sneak up on you through simple singsong melodies. His lyrics sound like hippie beatitudes.
  3. All Birds Say plays like some east coast indie darling took his acoustic guitar out into the great west, met a kindred soul with a steel guitar and shared a few sweet and unambitious thoughts on life. Broemel chooses his instruments well, and if the album never raises its voice, with a consistency in tempo that approaches droning, it's still a pretty haze.
  4. All Birds Say is worn down by its sluggishness and suffers overall from a surfeit of ineffectual good humor.

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