Monday October 26, 2020

Album Reviews

Albums by Andrew Bird, Deftones, Taylor Swift, Melody's Echo Chamber, Deetrich and El Perro Del Mar.

4th November, 2012
Andrew Bird: Hands Of Glory (Mom + Pop Records).

Andrew Bird: Hands Of Glory (Mom + Pop)

Experimental folkster Andrew Bird has never been predictable, but recently his musical direction has become intriguingly disjointed. His second release this year flits from standard, desolate singer-songwriting to moments of scant, disconnected eccentricity, peaking with warbling Mellotron crescendos.

The bluegrass elements are impressively modernised by Bird's flamboyant stringed embellishments, leaving an elusive, timeless sound. Hands Of Glory is moody and disappointingly short, and Bird still comes across as...

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