I am new to Andrew Bird. When listening to this album I have an imaginary conversation with my freinds.
'Who is this then guys?'
'Hey, that's David Byrne!'
'No way man, thats Paul Simon'
'No no no, that's James Taylor surely!'
'Hang on, isn't that an early Galaxie 500 track?'
I would love to chat to Mr Bird and ask him who his influences are, possibly all of those above. There isn't a duff track on this album, it's fabulous. If like me you enjoy buying music by artists that are new to you, taking a chance in other words, then take a chance with this. My guess is that, like me, you will be hugely impressed.