album: What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood

The Mynabirds. What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood. Saddle Creek LBJ-146, 2010. (on CD)

I heard the free download song, “Numbers Don’t Lie,” and wasn’t quite sure if I liked it. Then I listened to it again a week or two later, and I liked it quite a bit. Now every time I hear it (and I’ve listened to it quite a few times by now), I like it more. So I had to get the album, right? It’s a bit disappointing. One or two songs approach the quality of “Numbers Don’t Lie.” At its worst, it sounds like Fiona Apple. But who knows, maybe these other songs will grow on me like that first one did.

Anyway, you should click the link above and watch the video.  Then tell me how that enormous voice can come out of that tiny person.  It fascinates me.

7/10 (Good).

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