Break It Yourself (album) by Andrew Bird

Break It Yourself
Break It Yourself by Andrew Bird (2012)
Release date: 2012-03-05
Overall rank: 3,710th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 110 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2012 (81st)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (665th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,710th)
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Andrew Bird bestography

Break It Yourself is ranked 3rd best out of 18 albums by Andrew Bird on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Andrew Bird is The Mysterious Production Of Eggs which is ranked number 1579 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,076.

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 110 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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From RockyRaccoon 07/10/2013 03:44
This is exactly what you’d expect from Andrew Bird at this point. An interesting, well-arranged, well-written album. It’s a mix of folk rock and baroque pop and the marriage between the two is very happy and sounds excellent. Bird has a great voice and the instrumental arrangements on all of the songs are very well done and very interesting to listen to. There’s elements of catchy songs to the album as well as very interesting instrumentals, just a little bit of everything on this album. If you’ve never heard of Andrew Bird before, this wouldn’t be a bad place to start, though there are few of his albums that are.
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From paladisiac 01/02/2013 16:16
Andrew Bird returns from portraying the muppets' "whistling caruso" reinvesting in folk (accompanied by a female vocalist who takes the lead in "lusitania"), losing some of the energy i've grown to love from "the mysterious production of eggs" album and on. The songs are pleasant with good melody, but "eyeoneye" is the only track that doesn't sound like an adult contemporary single b-side, and even that track is a bit light in the loafers. This guy has pumped out a huge catalogue of witty indie folk pop for many years and it sounds like he's taking a respite. (Maybe the muppets ruined him?? haha)
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From Saoirse 12/09/2012 06:02
Close to greatness. A few trite songs keep it from getting there, but it's best moments are dang near transcendant
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From jhuik 11/24/2012 03:47
My first intro to Andrew Bird. Very nice retro-celty singing and songwriting. A sound that never gets old.
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From FuturoDispari 11/10/2012 19:18
Solid, as usual.
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From an_outlaw 10/19/2012 20:52
Like a gentle boat ride. Although I'm not sure that is the right thing to write considering one of the songs subjects. It's still gentle though, comes in waves. Doesn't get inside the head but passes through pleasantly.
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From Mirek 10/02/2012 10:06
Well, I listened to this album and enough
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From ProfessorSquid 07/18/2012 03:57
I was pleased with this. It didn't immediately blow my mind, but as I listened and got I into it I really dug the atmosphere. And yeah Hole in the Ocean Floor is great.
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From javicho07 04/18/2012 04:22
best 2012 album so far!!
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