The Swimming Hour

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The Swimming Hour
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Studio album by Andrew Bird
Released April 3, 2001
Genre Indie rock
Length 50:27
Label Rykodisc
Producer Andrew Bird, David Boucher
Andrew Bird chronology
Oh! The Grandeur
(1999)
The Swimming Hour
(2001)
Fingerlings
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 9.0/10 link

The Swimming Hour is Andrew Bird's third album with Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire. It comprises a blend of musical styles from the last century including jazz, gospel, rock, classical, Latin and folk, often accompanied by thoughtful, playful or haunting vocals and lyrics.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Andrew Bird.

No. Title Length
1. "Two Way Action" 4:43
2. "Core and Rind" 3:02
3. "Why?" 3:31
4. "11:11" 3:34
5. "Case in Point" 4:49
6. "Too Long" (Mississippi Sheiks cover) 2:33
7. "Way Out West" 4:06
8. "Waiting to Talk" 4:13
9. "Fatal Flower Garden" (Nelstone's Hawaiians cover) 4:43
10. "Satisfied" 3:17
11. "Headsoak" 3:53
12. "How Indiscreet" 4:34
13. "Dear Old Greenland" 3:29