So, I picked up a copy of Andrew Bird's new album Noble Beast today. Yes, I know that today is January 18th and it's not released until January 20th. That's why this post isn't going to be published for two days.
Anyhow, the album is excellent. Everything you know and love from Bird's previous releases is here, but more polished. Some things that I thought particularly stood out:
- The instrumental beginning of Effigy. And the double-stopping soloing in the middle. Really, the whole song.
- Unfolding Fans. Makes me think of Brian Wilson, but in a more minor key
Yeah, I know, this isn't much of a review. Well, I'm not much of a reviewer. So I'll give you my bottom line -- go buy the album now.