Although I know Andrew Bird's been around for a while, this is the first album that I've bought of his. His previous work didn't really appeal to me in the past (I have to admit, I had only listened to a couple of his songs though). Then I heard "Heretics" and I was instantly hooked. I had to purchase the album and I'm glad I did, 'cos this album doesn't disappoint. Plasticities is actually one of my favourites, along with Heretics, Armchairs and Cataracts. I now plan to purchase the rest of his back catalogue.