(2001) Citizen Bird

Silverbullit

... read moreReleased under the moniker Citizen Bird by Stinky Records in the United States, where the band is under threat of lawsuit by the rap artist Silverbullit, this second album from the Swedish band (known as Silverbullit everywhere else in the world) is a stunning mix of the Stooges' aggression and the...

54′:37″ 12 Songs

1
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Glory
5:40
2
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Joy
4:54
3
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Magnetic City
4:59
4
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Money
4:10
5
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This Is The Place
4:10
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Citizen Bird
5:04
7
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Grasshopper
4:02
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People Get Real
4:47
9
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Star
3:35
10
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Axe Man
2:41
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Knucklebuster
4:03
12
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I Love You
6:32
Released 01 January 2001, ℗ 2001 MNW Music AB

Review

Released under the moniker Citizen Bird by Stinky Records in the United States, where the band is under threat of lawsuit by the rap artist Silverbullit, this second album from the Swedish band (known as Silverbullit everywhere else in the world) is a stunning mix of the Stooges' aggression and the epic bombast of Spiritualized. Guitarist Simon Ohlsson sings in English because, as he puts it, it is the "language of rock & roll." With influences as diverse as Joy Division, Ride, and Commodore 64; four-track; and SID game music, Silverbullit creates a noisy, engaging sound similar to countymates Union Carbide Productions and Soundtrack of Our Lives. The uplifting track "Joy" sounds like a lost Jason Pierce composition. "Money" plays with Sigur Rós-style atmospherics that tip a hat to the psychedelia of Pink Floyd. "This Is the Place" likewise employs an electronica-derived keyboard drone that spirals the song into another dimension. In the end, Citizen Bird blurs various genres into a work with both the raw power of rock and the floating-in-space head trip of shoegazer music and post-rock. ~ Charles Spano