Xavier Rudd's seventh album Spirit Bird finds the Australian multi-instrumentalist expanding on the sonic and lyrical themes laid out in much of his previous work. There are propulsive, experimental pieces heavy with ethnic percussion and featuring his ever-present didgeridoo along with quieter, more song-based work which features Rudd's strong vocals and gentle acoustic guitar playing. Themes of environmentalism, social injustice, and the artist's own personal journey pervade many of the lyrics. As with his previous output, all instruments and vocals are performed by Rudd as he continues to expand and deepen his musical vision.
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AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger