Hungry Bird

  • Record Label: 429
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2009
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Fully digested, Hungry Bird succeeds as a grand epitaph and a birth announcement.
  2. Rather than picking up where End of Love left off, Hungry Bird sounds like an extension of previous solo outing Lose Big. Barzelay’s soft, depressed poetry is brushed across the canvas of his wispy songs as if he could float into the ether at any moment, becoming a ghost singing from the wizenened remove of the afterlife.
  3. What strikes me is that past Clem Snide albums had their stronger moments, but also their weaker ones, while Hungry Bird, for all its time in development, is more solid throughout, delivering its 10 pop songs with a consistency that shows the band continuing to develop its sound.
  4. Taken as a whole, the music on Hungry Bird is at times lovely, but also has the tendency to become unsettling.
  5. Hungry Bird is a charming and welcome return to form for Barzelay.

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