First listen: Andrew Bird 'Break It Yourself'

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February 27, 2012|RedEye

NPR.org reports: Pro tip for Andrew Bird fans hearing Break It Yourself for the first time: Clear away any and all distractions, listen on headphones and let its subtle charms sink in slowly. Early mornings or late nights work best. This isn't a record for chaotic commutes or busy offices — these are songs of quiet contemplation, performed by a classically trained artist who sounds unmistakably confident in his craft, yet more muted than usual.

Read the full story and listen to the album at NPR.org.

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