The Bird and the Bee (album)

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The Bird and the Bee
Studio album by The Bird and the Bee
Released January 23, 2007 (2007-01-23)
Recorded 2006
Genre Indie pop, electronic
Length 35:45
Label Metro Blue, Blue Note
Producer Greg Kurstin
The Bird and the Bee chronology
The Bird and the Bee
(2007)
Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future
(2009)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B[3]
Entertainment Weekly B+[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[6]
Now 4/5[7]
The Observer 3/5 stars[8]
Pitchfork Media 6.0/10[9]
PopMatters 7/10[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]

The Bird and the Bee is the self-titled debut studio album by American indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee, released on January 23, 2007 by Blue Note Records. Containing three tracks which appeared on the band's 2006 EP Again and Again and Again and Again, the album received positive reviews from music critics. The first single, "Fucking Boyfriend", was a number-one hit on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart in December 2006.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Greg Kurstin and Inara George

No. Title Length
1. "Again & Again"   2:46
2. "Birds and the Bees"   3:51
3. "Fucking Boyfriend"   3:15
4. "I'm a Broken Heart"   4:31
5. "La La La"   3:19
6. "My Fair Lady"   3:36
7. "I Hate Camera"   3:05
8. "Because"   3:38
9. "Preparedness"   3:36
10. "Spark"   4:08

Personnel[edit]

Credits for The Bird and the Bee adapted from liner notes.[13]

The Bird and the Bee
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Japanese Albums Chart[14] 108
US Top Heatseekers[15] 17
US Top Independent Albums[15] 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bird And The Bee – The Bird And The Bee". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "The Bird and the Bee – The Bird and the Bee". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 29, 2007. 
  3. ^ Koski, Genevieve (February 13, 2007). "The Bird And The Bee: The Bird And The Bee". The A.V. Club. Onion, Inc. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ Endelman, Michael (January 26, 2007). "the bird and the bee (2007)". Entertainment Weekly (917). Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ Costa, Maddy (March 23, 2007). "The Bird and the Bee, The Bird and the Bee". The Guardian. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ Powers, Ann (January 17, 2007). "Yet again, Ross goes her own way". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ Borzykowski, Bryan (February 1–8, 2007). "The Bird and the Bee". Now 26 (22). Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ Mulholland, Garry (March 18, 2007). "The Bird and the Bee, The Bird and the Bee". The Observer. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ Mitchum, Rob (February 13, 2007). "The Bird and the Bee: The Bird and the Bee". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  10. ^ Raper, Dan (January 8, 2007). "The Bird and the Bee: The Bird and the Bee". PopMatters. Retrieved January 29, 2007. 
  11. ^ Hoard, Christian (March 7, 2007). "The Bird And The Bee : The Bird And The Bee". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on April 21, 2009. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ "ザ・バード・アンド・ザ・ビー: ザ・バード&ザ・ビー" [The Bird And The Bee: The Bird & The Bee] (in Japanese). EMI Music Japan. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  13. ^ The Bird and the Bee (CD liner notes). The Bird and the Bee. Blue Note Records. 2007. BTE 68251. 
  14. ^ "ザ・バード&ザ・ビーのアルバム売り上げランキング" [The Bird and the Bee album sales ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 28, 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "The Bird and the Bee – The Bird and the Bee : Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 16, 2011.