Lord of the Birdcage

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Lord of the Birdcage
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Studio album by Robert Pollard
Released June 7, 2011
Genre indie rock
Label Guided by Voices Inc.
Producer Todd Tobias
Robert Pollard chronology
Space City Kicks
(2011)Space City Kicks2011
Lord of the Birdcage
Mouseman Cloud
(2012)Mouseman Cloud2012

Lord of the Birdcage is the 16th full-length solo studio album released by singer-songwriter Robert Pollard since 1996. It was scheduled for a June 7, 2011, release[needs update].[1]

Pollard has inverted his usual songwriting method for this album, basing each track around a previously written poem.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smashed Middle Finger"
  2. "Aspersion"
  3. "Dunce Codex"
  4. "Garden Smarm"
  5. "You Can't Challenge Forward Progress"
  6. "In a Circle"
  7. "You Sold Me Quickly"
  8. "The Focus (Burning)"
  9. "Ribbon of Fat"
  10. "Silence Before Violence"
  11. "Holy Fire"
  12. "Ash Ript Telecopter"


  1. ^ "New Release: Robert Pollard: Lord of the Birdcage". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Guided By Voices Database". GBVDB. Retrieved 2011-04-22.