Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs

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Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
Studio album by Andrew Bird
Released February 8, 2005
Genre Indie Folk
Chamber Pop
Length 53:24
Label Righteous Babe
Producer Andrew Bird, David Boucher
Andrew Bird chronology
Weather Systems
Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
Armchair Apocrypha

Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs is the third album of Andrew Bird's career post-Bowl of Fire, released in 2005, following his Weather Systems in 2003. The album art, along with track illustrations in the accompanying booklet were drawn by Jay Ryan. Bird expanded on his earlier work on Weather Systems; the song "Skin Is, My" is an outgrowth of his earlier song "Skin".


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10) [2]
PopMatters (8/10) [3]
Robert Christgau B [4]
Stylus Magazine B+ [5]

"Fake Palindromes" was listed as the 331st best song of the 2000s by the music website Pitchfork Media.[6] Pitchfork Media also placed the album at number 181 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   1:05
2. "Sovay"   4:41
3. "A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left"   4:59
4. "Fake Palindromes"   2:52
5. "Measuring Cups"   2:51
6. "Banking on a Myth"   4:28
7. "Masterfade"   4:10
8. "Opposite Day"   4:31
9. "Skin Is, My"   3:36
10. "The Naming of Things"   4:57
11. "MX Missiles"   4:21
12. "Opposite Day Reprise"   1:08
13. "Tables and Chairs"   4:44
14. "The Happy Birthday Song"   5:03


  • Andrew Bird, David Boucher – production
  • Kevin O'Donnell - drums, percussion, beats
  • Nora O'Connor - backing vocals
  • David Boucher, Dan Dietrich, Mark Greenberg, Mike Napolitano, Mark Nevers – engineering
  • David Boucher – mixing
  • Jim DeMain – mastering
  • Jason Harvey – layout design
  • Jay Ryan – artwork, drawing