The Bluebirds Of Happiness Tried To Land On My Shoulder
Moonflower Records 
Fire Note Says: This is the Sprout we know and enjoy!
The Bluebirds Of Happiness Tried To Land On My Shoulder marks the welcomed return of indie singer/songwriter Tobin Sprout whom is most notably known for his past contributions and membership in Guided By Voices. Lost Planets & Phantom Voices  marked his last solo studio album, so you might wonder if he has changed over the past seven years. Well, after hearing about 10 seconds into lead track and first single "Pretty", you will answer your own question with a resounding "no". Sprout delivers another ten songs here in his recognizable slightly washed vocals and solid mid-tempo pace that all come across intimate, inviting and warm. Tobin's music has always surrounded the listener with his arrangements and on Bluebirds this is no different, while he consistently supplies layered harmonies to grab your attention. Fans will enjoy The Bluebirds Of Happiness Tried To Land On My Shoulder because it sounds like Tobin never took any time off and once again the record showcases his artistic musical talent. Sprout's critics will dismiss this record as more of the same but with so much time passing since we last heard from him, I can't think of any other type of album I would like to hear. Basically this is Tobin Sprout - hear him quietly roar!
Key Tracks: "Pretty", "You Make My World Go", "Soul Superman"
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Official Tobin Sprout Website
-Reivewed by Aidan Rox