By Clark Collis
Updated September 30, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Chief Lambchopper Kurt Wagner’s magpie tendencies are fully displayed on the band’s lovely 10th proper album. Tracks such as hushed opener ”Ohio” and the Johnny Cash-esque ”Of Raymond” show off elegant blends of country, rock, soul, and jazz. Actually, OH (Ohio) has something of an avian bent all-round. Wagner name-checks a blackbird on beautiful acoustic number ”Slipped, Dissolved and Loosed,” while the more upbeat ”National Talk Like a Pirate Day” makes mention of, naturally, a parrot. Those interested in seeing Wagner dressed like a pirate — avec bird! — should fly over to the band’s MySpace page. A?
Download This: Listen to ”Slipped, Dissolved and Loosed” on the band’s MySpace page