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
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Mojo4/5 stars[2]
NME8/10[3]
Pitchfork8.6/10[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]
Spin8/10[7]
The Village VoiceA−[8]

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."[5]

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleLength
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", executive producer
  • Quasi – production
  • Joanna Bolme – executive producer
  • Larry Crane – recording engineer, executive producer
  • Tony Lash – executive producer, mastering
  • Dave Livingston – executive producer
  • Kathy Malloy – executive producer
  • Chris Slusarenko – executive producer
  • Elliott Smith – executive producer
  • Chris Takino – executive producer
  • Julie Weiss – executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rabid, Jack. "Featuring "Birds" – Quasi". AllMusic. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ Chick, Stevie (July 2016). "Two for joy". Mojo (272): 105. 
  3. ^ Empire, Kitty (September 22, 1998). "Quasi – Featuring Birds". NME. Archived from the original on August 17, 2000. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ Richard-San, Mark. "Quasi: Featuring "Birds"". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on October 4, 1999. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Kennerly, Sean (April 6, 1998). "Quasi: Featuring "Birds"". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 12, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 667–68. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  7. ^ Lukas, Paul (July 1998). "Quasi: Featuring "Birds"". Spin. 14 (7): 129. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert (June 2, 1998). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved March 18, 2015.