Bluefinger is an album by Black Francis (aka Frank Black). The album was released on 11 September 2007 in the United States and Europe. The project was revealed via several cryptic posts by Black on his unofficial website, which were confirmed as accurate when the album leaked to file-sharing services earlier in the year.
All of the songs on the album reference Dutch musician and artist Herman Brood, some directly and some indirectly. In addition, "You Can't Break a Heart and Have It" is a Brood cover. The title of the album, Bluefinger, is also a direct reference to the birthplace of Brood, who was born in the Dutch city of Zwolle, of which the citizens are colloquially known as Blauwvingers (Bluefingers).
The song "Threshold Apprehension" was #90 on Rolling Stone 's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.