Andrew Bird Songs Ranked

Andrew Wegman Bird (born July 11, 1973) is an American indie rock multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. Since 1996, he has released 16 studio albums, as well as several live albums and EPs, spanning various genres including swing music, indie rock, and folk music. He is primarily known for his unique style of violin playing, accompanied by loop and effect pedals, whistling, and voice. In the 1990s, he sang and played violin in several jazz ensembles, including Squirrel Nut Zippers and Kevin O’Donnell’s Quality Six. He went on to start his own swing ensemble, Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire, which released three albums between 1998 and 2001. Weather Systems (2003) was his first solo album and a departure from jazz music into indie music. Bird’s 2019 album My Finest Work Yet was nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 2020 Grammy Awards. He has also had a career in film, as a soundtrack composer as well as an actor. He appeared as “Dr. Stringz” in a 2007 episode of Jack’s Big Music Show. In 2010, he appeared on a TED Talk performing his music. He wrote and performed “The Whistling Caruso” for The Muppets movie in 2011, and composed the score for the television series Baskets, released in 2016. In 2019, Andrew Bird was cast for the fourth installment of Fargo, playing, “a character, written specifically for him, named ‘Thurman Smutney.'” In 2020 he released a Meditative Story about the musical turning point in his life that led up to making Weather Systems, scored with original music. Here are all of Andrew Bird songs ranked.

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10. Left Handed Kisses (Are You Serious, 2016)

“What’s astonishing to me about this track is the fact that it really doesn’t have anything resembling a chorus, doesn’t adhere to or even acknowledge traditional pop music structure, and yet it still manages to be utterly memorable. I can’t stop hearing it in my head.”

9. The Whistling Caruso (The Muppets 2011)

“Interesting song that caught my attention watching the movie. Recorded pretty well, it catches all my visitor’s attention and shows off my surround sound system pretty well.”

8. Oh No (Noble Beast, 2009)

“I KNOW! I’ve been listening to it every night on repeat until i fall asleep. I read that it’s about how he saw this baby crying at an airport…not in the annoying way…but in the so sad it’s beautiful type of way. The crying made him think of how easy it is/ how socially acceptable it is to wear your emotions on your sleeves when you’re young and how sad it is that with time humans basically become emotionally empty.”

Andrew Bird: Noble Beast Album Review | Pitchfork

7. Anonanimal (Live at Austin City Limits Music Festival 2007, 2007)

“The song itself is amazing, easily the best piece on the album and the album was already great. I know this one, I LOVE this song.”

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6. Minor Beatrice (Music of Hair, 1992)

“What a great song. It starts off like it’s going to be some sort of slow, sparse song experiment, and then bursts into an awesome foot-stomper,”

5. Weather Systems (Weather Systems, 2003)

“Though the mysterious production of eggs is my favorite, Andrew Bird never fails to impress or please. if you’re looking for mellow, but also moving, go for it! you wont be disappointed!”

Andrew Bird: Weather Systems Album Review | Pitchfork

4. Three White Horses (Hands of Glory, 2012)

“The one thing I’m sure of is that the song is about death, ending a relationship, and the human drive for companionship. The singer and his (former?) partner are both presents in the song, and they are discussing breaking up. The one being broken up with is confused and upset. I don’t believe they’re breaking up because of lack of love; it seems like the one is leaving the other because of a personal issue, or feeling like he doesn’t deserve companionship, or perhaps he is emotionally wounded and runs away from relationships, thinking they don’t last or he doesn’t need them.”

3. Capsized (Are You Serious, 2016)

“Love the feel of this. Was a big fan of the old style, but this instantly blew my mind. Got caught up in its texture right away. Perfect single to release first. It has it all.. stark and easy to listen to, catchy, retro, modern sound and processing, I try to separately address my right and left brain interpretations, in case one matters to you more.”

2. Fake Palindromes (Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs, 2005)

“The least-pretentious song from a mostly pretentious artist, this one just bursts into life from the get-go with an indelible string figure before drums and guitars join in, and “Fake Palindromes” becomes, in effect, a rock song. The short length helps with that effect.”

The Mysterious Production of Eggs - Album by Andrew Bird | Spotify

1. Pulaski at Night (I Want to See Pulaski at Night, 2013)

“I’m not sure how to categorize this excellent album. I’m not all that familiar with Bird but have read about him and decided to take a chance. A violinist who delves into a variety of genres including jazz, classical, folk and pop. That in and of itself doesn’t make him terribly unusual. What does is that the album if full of strings. The cello is prominent.”