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
ReleasedFebruary 8, 2005
GenreBaroque pop, indie folk
Length53:24
LabelRighteous Babe
ProducerAndrew 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
SourceRating
Metacritic85/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Boston Phoenix3/4 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork8.3/10[6]
PopMatters8/10[7]
Q3/5 stars[8]
Uncut4/5 stars[9]
The Village VoiceB[10]

"Fake Palindromes" was listed as the 331st best song of the 2000s by the music website Pitchfork.[11] Pitchfork also placed the album at number 181 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[12]

The album has sold 80,000 copies in the United States by November 2008.[13]

The album was rereleased in February 2017.[14][15]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
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

Other appearances[edit]

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. ^ Sylvester, Nick (August 12–18, 2005). "Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs: Self-Titled". The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved August 2, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Chen, Steven (February 7, 2005). "Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production of Eggs". Entertainment Weekly: 63.
  5. ^ Breen, Joe (February 18, 2005). "Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production of Eggs (Fargo Records)". The Irish Times. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  6. ^ Raposa, David (March 10, 2005). "Andrew Bird: Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  7. ^ Funk, Peter (February 13, 2005). "Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production of Eggs". PopMatters. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "Andrew Bird: Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs". Q (224): 98. March 2005.
  9. ^ "Andrew Bird: Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs". Uncut (94): 108. March 2005.
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 14, 2006). "Consumer Guide: Forever Young". The Village Voice. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  11. ^ Pitchfork staff (September 28, 2009). "The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 500–201". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 1, 2009.
  12. ^ Pitchfork staff (August 16, 2009). "The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 200–151". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on October 6, 2009. Retrieved October 1, 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ "Flying High". Billboard: 38. November 15, 2008.
  14. ^ Noble, Barnes &. "Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 2017-04-28.
  15. ^ Database, Discogs. "Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs Vinyl 2017 Release". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-04-28.