Birdy (Birdy album)

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Birdy
Studio album by Birdy
Released 4 November 2011 (2011-11-04)
Genre Indie folk
Length 44:02
Label 14th Floor, Atlantic (Warner)
Producer Jim Abbiss, Rich Costey, James Ford, Alex H. N. Gilbert,
Birdy chronology
  • Birdy
  • (2011)
  • Live in London
  • (2011)
Singles from Birdy
  1. "Skinny Love"
    Released: 30 January 2011
  2. "Shelter"
    Released: 3 June 2011
  3. "People Help the People"
    Released: 28 October 2011
  4. "1901"
    Released: 9 March 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC Music favourable[3]
The Daily Telegraph 3/5 stars[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
musicOMH 3/5 stars[6]
NME 5/10[7]
The Observer 3/5 stars[8]
PopMatters 5/10[9]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[10]

Birdy is the début studio album by English recording artist Jasmine Van den Bogaerde, commonly known as Birdy,[11] released on 4 November 2011 by Atlantic Records. The album includes the singles "Skinny Love", "Shelter" and "People Help the People".

Singles[edit]

"Skinny Love" was released on 30 January 2011 as the first single from the album, which was a cover of a song by American indie folk band Bon Iver. The cover reached a peak of number seventeen on the UK Singles Chart.

"Shelter" was released as the second single from the album on 3 June 2011. The song covers a track by English indie pop group The xx and peaked at number fifty in the UK.

"People Help the People" was released as the album's third single on 28 October 2011. The song is a cover of the song by English indie rock band Cherry Ghost and peaked at number thirty-three in the UK.

"1901" was released in the UK on 9 March 2012 as the album's fourth single. It is a cover of the song by French indie rock band Phoenix.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "1901" (by Phoenix) Thomas Pablo Croquet, Christian Mazzalai, Laurent Mazzalai, Frederic Jean Joseph Moulin Rich Costey 5:11
2. "Skinny Love" (by Bon Iver) Justin Vernon Alex H. N. Gilbert 3:23
3. "People Help the People" (by Cherry Ghost) Simon John Aldred James Ford 4:16
4. "White Winter Hymnal" (by Fleet Foxes) Robin Noel Pecknold Ford 2:17
5. "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" (by The Postal Service) Jimmy Tamborello, Ben Gibbard Jim Abbiss 4:44
6. "I'll Never Forget You" (by Francis and the Lights) Francis Farewell Starlite Abbiss 3:47
7. "Young Blood" (by The Naked and Famous) Alisa Xayalith, Thomas Brading Powers, Aaron Phillip Short Costey 4:04
8. "Shelter" (by The xx) Oliver David Sim, Romy Anna Madley Croft, Baria Qureshi, James Thomas Smith Abbiss, Paul "P-Dub" Walton (add.), Gilbert (add.) 3:44
9. "Fire and Rain" (by James Taylor) James V. Taylor Ford 3:07
10. "Without a Word"   Jasmine van den Bogaerde[12] Costey 4:46
11. "Terrible Love" (by The National) Matthew Donald Berninger, Aaron Brooking Dessner Costey 4:43
Total length:
44:02

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[41] 2× Platinum 140,000^
Belgium (BEA)[42] Gold 15,000*
France (SNEP)[43] 3× Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[44] Gold 100,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[45] Platinum 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[46] Gold 7,500^
Poland (ZPAV)[47] Gold 10,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[48] Gold 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[49] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Belgium[50] 4 November 2011 Warner Music
Ireland[11] 14th Floor, Atlantic
United Kingdom[51] 7 November 2011
Netherlands[52] 11 November 2011 Warner Music
United States[53] 20 March 2012 Warner Bros.
Germany[54] 23 March 2012 Warner Music
Poland[55] 26 March 2012
Australia[56] 20 April 2012
France[57] 30 April 2012

See also[edit]

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