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Which suggests that Birdseed Shirt is 54% better than Thievery Corporation‘s last album, but 5% worse than Fugazi’s The Argument.
But let’s not turn this positive moment into a snark-fest.
Says Pitchfork‘s Chris Dahlen:
“With Matt Dowling primarily on bass, Chris Scheffey on guitar, and Brian Hospital on drums, the band is a well-worn quartet that takes risks in the arrangements but never gets clever for the sake of it. They do big indie rock, like the build-up to the horns and harmony vocals that punctuate the opener, “Turn to Sand.”