Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs

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Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
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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
(2003)
Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
(2005)
Armchair Apocrypha
(2007)

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".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 85/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Pitchfork Media 8.3/10[4]
PopMatters 8/10[5]
Uncut 4/5 stars[6]
The Village Voice B[7]

"Fake Palindromes" was listed as the 331st best song of the 2000s by the music website Pitchfork Media.[8] Pitchfork Media also placed the album at number 181 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[9]

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

Personnel[edit]

  • Andrew Bird - Vocals, Guitar, Violin, Glockenspiel, Whistles
  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for The Mysterious Production Of Eggs by Andrew Bird". Metacritic. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ McIntosh, Gregory. "Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs – Andrew Bird". AllMusic. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ Chen, Steven (February 7, 2005). "Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production of Eggs". Entertainment Weekly: 63. 
  4. ^ Raposa, David (March 10, 2005). "Andrew Bird: Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ Funk, Peter (February 13, 2005). "Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production of Eggs". PopMatters. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Andrew Bird: Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs". Uncut (94): 108. March 2005. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 14, 2006). "Consumer Guide: Forever Young". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 500–201". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved October 1, 2009. 
  9. ^ Pitchfork staff (August 16, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on October 6, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2009.