Saturday, April 16, 2011

Andrew Bird - Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

  • Gatefold
  • Lyrics and illustrations included

  • Album Rating: 4.5/5 (Excellent)
  • Sound Quality: 4.5/5 (Excellent)
  • Packaging: 5/5 (Perfect)

On his 2005 album Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs, singer/songwriter/violinist/whistler Andrew Bird perfected his unique style of baroque pop. With his violin and some seriously masterful whistling skills, Andrew Bird created an album that greatly exemplifies the ability of modern musicians to create wonderful and beautiful music that - while perhaps not as deeply embedded in our generation's culture as acts such as Lady Gaga or Kanye West - is truly timeless in its own right.

With playful lyrics and instrumentation, Bird creates a unique atmosphere on Eggs that puts its listeners at ease. While listening to this LP, it is all too easy to forget your troubles, lose track of time, and slip into the magical world that is Bird's imagination. Stand out tracks are "Fake Palindromes" and "Banking On A Myth", the latter of which is my personal favorite track on the album. The song is both intriguing and slightly disconcerting, as if while in the middle of a dream, things suddenly turn sour.

The vinyl version of Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs sounds excellent. The vocals, music, and of course the whistling all have a clear and bright sound to them. I'm not sure what weight the vinyl is but it wouldn't make much difference considering the excellent production quality of the album. It is pressed on black only.

The packaging for the vinyl is top notch. It is presented in a beautifully illustrated gatefold jacket with individual drawings accompanying the lyrics to each track on the inside of the jacket. The material is very sturdy and feels great holding it in your hands while simultaneously listing to and reading the lyrics.

Unfortunately, the album is a bit steeply priced compared to others, and is generally harder to find, but if you can find it at a decent price, it is certainly worth the purchase.

You can buy the album (maybe) here (Amazon): Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs


  1. I've never heard of the band. That is one cool looking vinyl!

  2. That looks like an awesome vinyl.

  3. i did not know they still sold vinyl. come to think of it do they sell CDs any mroe

  4. lovin the post, love old records and music

    glad to see someone shares it!