Featuring "Birds"

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Featuring "Birds"
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Studio album by Quasi
Released April 21, 1998
Recorded December 1997 at Jackpot Studio, Portland, Oregon, United States
Genre Indie rock
Length 46:42
Label Up (US), Domino (UK)
Producer Joanna Bolme, Charlie Campbell, Sam Coomes, Larry Crane, Tony Lash, Dave Livingston, Chris Slusarenko, Elliott Smith, Chris Takino, Janet Weiss, Julie Weiss
Quasi chronology
R&B Transmogrification
(1997)
Featuring "Birds"
(1998)
Field Studies
(1999)

Featuring "Birds" is the third studio album by American indie rock band Quasi. It was released in 1998 by record label Up in the US and Domino in the UK.

Recording[edit]

Featuring "Birds" was recorded during December 1997 at Jackpot Studio in Portland, Oregon.

Release[edit]

Featuring "Birds" was released on April 21, 1998 by record label Up in the US and Domino in the UK.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club favourable[2]
Robert Christgau A–[3]
NME 8/10[4]
Pitchfork 8.6/10[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]

Featuring "Birds" has been well received by critics.

Sean Kennerly of Rolling Stone wrote: "[the album] hides gut-wrenching heartache and despair inside sugary vocal harmonies and catchy, succinct songwriting. [...] Bitterness has never sounded so sweet."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sam Coomes, except "Tomorrow You'll Hide", written by Janet Weiss.

No. Title Length
1. "Our Happiness Is Guaranteed" 3:15
2. "I Never Want to See You Again" 3:48
3. "The Poisoned Well" 2:08
4. "The Happy Prole" 1:42
5. "Sea Shanty" 4:08
6. "It's Hard to Turn Me On" 4:33
7. "Nothing from Nothing" 2:44
8. "Tomorrow You'll Hide" 2:20
9. "California" 2:04
10. "You Fucked Yourself" 2:36
11. "Ape Self Prevails in Me Still" 2:12
12. "Please Do" 2:58
13. "I Give Up" 2:54
14. "Birds" 1:21
15. "Repetition" 5:05
16. "Only Success Can Fail Me Now" 2:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Sam Coomes – vocals, guitar, Roxichord, keyboards
  • Janet Weiss – vocals, drums
  • Charlie Campbell – orchestral guitar on "Tomorrow You'll Hide"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabid, Jack. "Featuring "Birds" – Quasi | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ Klein, Joshua (March 29, 2002). "Review: Quasi: Featuring "Birds" · Music Review · The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Quasi". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ "NME Reviews – Featuring Birds | NME.com". September 12, 2005. 
  5. ^ Richard-San, Mark. "Quasi: Featuring "Birds": Pitchfork Review". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on October 4, 1999. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Kennerly, Sean (April 6, 1998). "[Featuring "Birds" review]". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 12, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2015.