Break It Yourself

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
Buy On
  1. Q Magazine
    Mar 14, 2012
    60
    Having been criticized for lacking emotional resonance with his lyrics, Bird addresses the problem [here]. Worth the wait. [April 2012, p.90]
  2. Mar 6, 2012
    50
    The best parts of this record recall Bird at his finest, tweaking his sound just enough to freshen it up, but unfortunately they're surrounded by too many songs that end up as pleasant background music.
  3. Mar 5, 2012
    50
    He's not playing to his strengths; he's succumbing to preciousness.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 6, 2012
    10
    A great album by Andrew Bird. Nothing short of what we'd expect from him. Beautiful Lyrics, beautiful melodies and a haunting mood throughoutA great album by Andrew Bird. Nothing short of what we'd expect from him. Beautiful Lyrics, beautiful melodies and a haunting mood throughout the album that makes it just that much better Full Review »
  2. Jun 29, 2014
    9
    There's quite honestly nothing more desirable than a very well constructed pop record. In this case, for Andrew Bird it's a very wellThere's quite honestly nothing more desirable than a very well constructed pop record. In this case, for Andrew Bird it's a very well constructed baroque/chamber pop record with "Break It Yourself". This certainly isn't an easy listen at first, maybe not likely you'll enjoy it fully the second or third time, but the moment "Break It Yourself" slivers it's way onto repeat is the day you'll fall in love with music all over again. For fans of smart, beautifully orchestrated chamber pop need not listen to Belle & Sebastian anymore. You can finally rely on another artist to fix your itch. Andrew Birds's lyrics quickly become a commodity to your everyday life. The instrumentals are always nice on the ears. Not to mention, Andrew Bird is a fantastic vocalists.

    All In All, To anyone just discovering Andrew Bird, prepare for life to be truly enlightened. A-
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  3. May 3, 2012
    10
    B4 this album Andrew Bird showed everyone how awesome he is with the violin.... Now he just showed us why hes the best musician out thereB4 this album Andrew Bird showed everyone how awesome he is with the violin.... Now he just showed us why hes the best musician out there today! you gotta love 'em and if you have not heard this album yet.... what u waiting 4? you must ASAP! hes a musical god!!!!!!!!! between you and me i teared up a bit Full Review »