The Swimming Hour

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The Swimming Hour
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
The Swimming Hour
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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 songs written and composed 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