We here at Musicology NYC have been listening (Thanks TYEO) to this one for a few days and we gotta say, it's damn good. Maybe not Andrew Bird's best, but Noble Beast is damn good. Now you can have a listen for yourself at NPR before you go steal it, errrr purchase it on Jan. 20, 2009. You can also chat with Bird himself at the same place at 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 8, 2009.