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  • Summary: Los Angeles-based singer Inara George teams with multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin for their first LP as The Bird And The Bee, which blends '60s pop, tropicalia, and electronic elements.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. This is a brilliantly buoyant and wonderfully charming record that’ll suit almost every mood.
  2. The project finds strength in synergy, working off each member's best qualities; they balance a dry vocal tone here with a melodramatic keyboard sigh there.
  3. 80
    Remarkably alluring. [Apr 2007, p.93]
  4. As intoxicating as a Brazilian breeze and ironic as a David Lynch night in L.A., the Los Angeles duo the Bird and the Bee make a soothingly hip, deliriously cool blend of pop.
  5. Most of The Bird and the Bee is average, albeit highly danceable and fun, Pop music: worth the download, but hardly the purchase.
  6. Notwithstanding the occasional background music tendencies, The Bird And The Bee is a solid debut which will undoubtedly attract most connoisseurs of intelligent pop.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. SethC.
    Apr 10, 2008
    Lushly addictive. Truly ambrosia for the ears.
  2. Justo
    Apr 12, 2007
    I was surprised by the negative comments on here - I think this is a great album, its my favourite of the year so far. If you like stereolab or broadcast, you'll like this - except its more accessable, more catchy, and more poppy in my opinion. Expand
  3. ErinK
    Mar 18, 2007
    This is a great album. Its fun, its interesting, it takes you to 1960's Brazil. While some of the songs may sound a little redundant on a first listen, with each further listen you can hear more and more intricate layers of vocals, instrumentals and dabbles of electronic. Definitely something worth checking out! Expand
  4. matta
    Apr 9, 2007
    I don't really see how publications like Pitchfork and Cokemachineglow can justify giving this album a much lower score than they gave to last year's The Blow-Paper Television. The album's are quite comparable in both style and overall quality. In fact, if I had to choose, I would prefer this album. There is no stand-out single like "Parentheses," but overall this is much more consistent and varied. Expand
  5. JC
    Mar 26, 2007
    Bland music and some highly irritably vocals.
  6. mikef
    Apr 11, 2007
    caught b&b warming up 4 l. allen at ef in phila. 4/10/07. they did most of their album. reminded me of a hs talent show performance where b&b would neither win, place nor show. TRULY F'N HORRIBLE. lead "singer" ("whisperer") had skirt so short i eyeballed her lunchbox. this assembly, i refuse to call it a band, was so insanely talentless that words fail. save yourself a burn & burn your $ before buying this record. sucks > ramoras. Expand