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9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 96 Ratings

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  1. Mar 29, 2012
    9
    Great album from a real multi talented artist. Andrew Bird's music has a distinct style and this record brings a number of different elements together to make some brilliant music. Mixing his amazing violin work with guitars on some really catchy songs, there's not much to fault with this. The record has some beautifully subtle moments, a few numbers where Bird just lets loose and then there are some psychedelic aspects as well, The only drawback for me is that it's possibly a little too long and could do without a track or two. Expand
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85

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

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  1. An utterly mesmerizing and magnetic album, almost unfair in how incredibly ambitious and impressively pulled off the whole thing is.
  2. Taking all the best parts of Jeff Buckley, Devandra Barnhart and Rufus Wainwright, Bird can be noisy, charming, frivolous, haunting and playful all at once.
  3. Although The Mysterious Production of Eggs lacks the gleeful variety of Swimming Hour, it is obvious that Bird has created his most cohesive statement to date.