Noble Beast by Andrew Bird – Album Review
by Matt Callard
I have no doubt that Andrew Bird was one of the clever kids at school.
“A captivating voice among the exquisite instrumentation”
So, what does a man brought up on classical violin, jazz, gypsy folk and blues do with his life? How about a musical career combining said genres with added talent for whistling thrown in for good measure.
Oh, but Noble Beast is much better than that sounds. There’s a captivating voice among the exquisite instrumentation and I’ll be darned if he hasn’t got a neat turn of phrase and a lovely ear for melody to boot.
Where else you gonna hear the line ‘proto-Sanskrit Minoans’ this year, anyway? Clever bloke, that Andrew Bird.