This is the album that signals Nick Lowe's re-birth as an artist. This is the turning point right here. Though there were certainly transitional moves in his previous few discs, "Impossible Bird" is where Lowe really marks a new path as sort of English country/roots rock/lounge singer. And he does it so uniquely. The songwriting is so strong through out with the quiet tension of "The Beast in Me" and "14 Days" prove that on this new path, Lowe is often at his best when the songs are more spare in their presentation, though bigger songs like "I Live on a Battlefield" are quite strong and shift gears as you listen.
Also, the album marks the beginning of a trilogy of recordings that include the excellent "Dig My Mood" and "The Convincer" that made his transformation complete.
- Vinyl (21 September 2010)
- Original Release Date: 21 September 2010
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Yep Roc Records
- ASIN: B003WLUMX4
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,482 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)