Armchair Apocrypha - Andrew Bird
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 66
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 66
  3. Negative: 0 out of 66

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  1. Oct 17, 2011
    8
    At times haunting, often delicate, always clever. A fantastic blend of sounds and styles. This record has some unique and beautiful songs on it. A mix of solid pop melodies and very interesting lyrical themes the whole way through. It took me a few listens to get into it but I was well rewarded in the end. A very good record from a multi-talented musician and songwriter.
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Making no palpable effort to crack the conventional with overflowing melodies and love songs, Bird instead latches up the intellect to create tiny packages of literature that make always leave you thinking--and snapping your fingers at the same time.
  2. 60
    The music's intellectualism obscures as many truths as it unveils. [Mar 2007, p.130]
  3. 80
    This stream-of-consciousness head trip blends tricky, delicious melodies and slippery lyrics, yet never lapses into annoyingly smug artiness. [Mar 2007, p.88]