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Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet (2019) Published: March 22/19 Released: March 22/19 albumAlternative10 Tracks • 45 Minutes
TRACKWAVE SCORE
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96%
    SELECTED LINE: An album of discontent, My Finest Work Yet seeks to empathise and galvanise. -The Line of Best Fit
    My Finest Work Yet is the 12th studio album by Andrew Bird, released by Wegawam Music Co. through Loma Vista Recordings from Concord Music Group on March 22, 2019.
    Preview
    1. Sisyphus4:06
    2. Bloodless6:29
    3. Olympians4:00
    4. Cracking Codes3:12
    5. Fallorun4:26
    6. Archipelago4:38
    7. Proxy War4:05
    8. Manifest5:17
    9. Don The Struggle4:31
    10. Bellevue Bridge Club4:24
℗ 2019 Wegawam Music Co., Under exclusive license to Loma Vista Recordings. Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.
Critic Reviews (26)

My Finest Work Yet is a strong collection of music buoyed by Bird’s mastery as a musician, recognizable whistling melodies, and thoughtful lyrics.

75% 6 months ago

Consequence of Sound Consequence of Sound

This is indeed his finest work yet.

80% 6 months ago

musicOMH.com musicOMH.com

It’s a piece of masterful craftsmanship tucked snugly into the singer-songwriter tradition.

80% 6 months ago

Drowned In Sound Drowned In Sound

A huge achievement, which identifies him once again as one of the greats of his guild.

80% 6 months ago

Musikreviews.de Musikreviews.de

My Finest Work Yet is an elegant musical piece, enriched by stimulating messaging.

6 months ago

Glide Magazine Glide Magazine

Bird has succeeded in delivering what might be his most potent musical statement to date.

100% 6 months ago

Soundblab Soundblab

His most plainly and darkly funny album in a long time.

76% 6 months ago


Let’s just say that it’s [a] very good record and that Andrew Bird may not have made one of this kind of quality in the past.

7 months ago

ABC Australia ABC Australia

This is a masterclass of songwriting which sees Bird take nary a track off; each is as essential and impactful to the bigger picture.

86% 7 months ago

Sputnikmusic Sputnikmusic

"Bellevue Bridge Club" lands somewhere between Van Morrison, Richie Havens and--if only thanks to his violin's drones--The Velvet Underground, while "Manifest" is like a sober Townes Van Zandt. [May 2019, p.24]

70% 7 months ago

Uncut Uncut

Andrew Bird’s My Finest Work Yet is as much a culmination of his musical storytelling as it is a high mark of his 20-plus year career.

83% 7 months ago


Raw, limitless talent mixed with pure music-making creates what could be Bird’s finest work to date.

7 months ago

mxdwn mxdwn

There’s an extra additive that even most musicians who bend genres don’t typically include: discomfort.

7 months ago

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (TOP)

The songwriter presents a magical indie folk album.

83% 7 months ago

Musikexpress Musikexpress

Bird conjures up images of old movies, ones in which characters step through doors from black and white to Technicolor in one grand move.

7 months ago

nodepression nodepression

The possibilities it hints at are so tantalizing, it makes up for its prefab pleasantness.

70% 7 months ago

SpectrumCulture SpectrumCulture

Andrew somehow turns these high concepts into amazingly fun and appealing pop songs that aren't on the nose, aren't prescriptive or patronizing.

7 months ago


My Finest Work is definitely a high watermark, and one that deserves to reach a bigger audience. [May 2019, p.117]

80% 7 months ago

Q Magazine Q Magazine

Blending themes of politics and modern science into his fashion of storytelling, My Finest Work Yet is a true tour de force.

80% 7 months ago

Exclaim Exclaim

Rufus Wainwright-goes-to-grad-school lushness dominates, though, and despite Bird's Death Of Marat pose on the cover, My Finest Work is not quite revolutionary. [May 2019, p.93]

60% 7 months ago

Mojo Mojo

It’s a beautifully crafted set of expansive folk-pop.

7 months ago

KEXP KEXP

"My Finest Work Yet" is full of highlights.

7 months ago

Sounds and Books Sounds and Books

My Finest Work Yet lives up to its name.

7 months ago

BeatRoute BeatRoute

I am not sure if his latest is his finest work yet, but it ranks right up there!

7 months ago

The Current The Current

While it may not deserve its own streaming service, My Finest Work Yet may be appropriately titled.

75% 7 months ago

Earbuddy Earbuddy

An album of discontent, My Finest Work Yet seeks to empathise and galvanise.

70% 7 months ago

The Line of Best Fit The Line of Best Fit
User Reviews (3)

bettie4158 months ago
Finest work, indeed. Andrew Bird constantly tops himself with each new album release, but if the two current tracks from this are anywhere near as good as the rest then this is truly his finest work. Amazing artwork as well, the teasers for the Sisyphus video are blowing me away already. I am beyond excited for everything to be released. Andrew Bird spans genres and generations and everyone should give this a listen. ❤️

FreemanRob8 months ago
A Perfect Album Cover The best musician around has selected my very favorite painting for his album cover? Preordered.

Official MDX7 months ago
MARAT! Music is meh, but the painting fought my eye. Absolutely love the French Revolution and this story in particular.
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