Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future - The Bird And The Bee
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  • Summary: The second full-length album for the duo of Greg Kurstin and Inara George.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Cheeky modernity hides beneath every glistening throwback.
  2. Singer/songwriter Inara George and producer Greg Kurstin know how to craft a pop song. On their second album as the Bird and the Bee, George (the bird) and Kurstin (the bee) continue to juxtapose tongue-in-cheek lyrics with sugary vocals and quirky electronic effects.
  3. George’s luscious voice and Kurstin’s distinctive production and instrumentation (he also rocks it out on Lily Allen’s new record and has played with Sia, Beck, and The Flaming Lips) lift The Bird and the Bee toward the heavens. [Winter 2009]
  4. 70
    It's not Brasil '666 or Joao Gilberto, but 'Witch' still intoxicates in the saddest notes of blue. On the sunnier side, both 'Meteor' and the playful 'Diamond Dave' reflect where the band's at its best. [Holiday 2008, p.98]
  5. While the duo borrows a bit too obviously from its influences at times, the album’s detailed production and stylistic shifts reward multiple listens, resulting in a pop album with surprising depth.
  6. Tart modern pop performed with a sly sense of homour. [Mar 2009, p.105]
  7. It's an intriguing blend of soft, Bacharach pop and jazzy harmonies, but is let down by lapses into knowing easy-listening that can sound insincere.

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  1. SergeyK
    Mar 10, 2009
    10
    The best indie album with female vocal for last years.