Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…

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Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of...
Studio album by Andrew Bird
Released June 3, 2014
Genre Indie folk
Length 35:32
Label Wegawam Music Co.
Andrew Bird chronology
Hands of Glory
(2012)
Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of...
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
American Songwriter 3.5/5 stars[2]
Paste Magazine 8.1/10[3]
PopMatters 8/10[4]

Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of... is American singer-songwriter Andrew Bird's eighth solo studio album.[5] It was released on June 3, 2014 through Wegawam Music Co.[6] The album is a collection of covers of The Handsome Family, an American band Bird covered previously with "Don't Be Scared" off his 2003 album, Weather Systems, and with "Giant of Illinois" off the compilation album Dark Was the Night. Bird also toured with the husband and wife duo in 2013.[7]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Cathedral In the Dell"   3:59
2. "Tin Foiled"   3:26
3. "Giant of Illinois"   3:31
4. "So Much Wine, Merry Christmas"   3:31
5. "My Sister's Tiny Hands"   3:44
6. "The Sad Milkman"   3:29
7. "Don't Be Scared"   3:21
8. "Frogs Singing"   2:44
9. "Drunk By Noon"   3:02
10. "Far From Any Road (Be My Hand)"   4:47

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monger, Timothy (2014-06-10). "Andrew Bird: Things Are Really Great Here, Sort of…". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  2. ^ Fink, Matt (2014-06-25). "Andrew Bird: Things Are Really Great Here, Sort of…". American Songwriter. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  3. ^ Golden, Grant (2014-06-10). "Andrew Bird: Things Are Really Great Here, Sort of…". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  4. ^ Paul, John (2014-06-09). "Andrew Bird: Things Are Really Great Here, Sort of…". Pop Matters. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…". Andrew Bird. 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Wegawam Music Co. - Amoeba Music". Amoeba.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  7. ^ Gordon, Jeremy (2014-05-28). "Andrew Bird to Release Handsome Family Covers Album, Announces Tour". American Songwriter. Retrieved 2014-07-03.