Lord of the Birdcage

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Lord of the Birdcage
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 7, 2011
GenreIndie rock
LabelGuided by Voices Inc.
ProducerTodd Tobias
Robert Pollard chronology
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Lord of the Birdcage
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Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Lord of the Birdcage is the 16th full-length solo studio album released by singer-songwriter Robert Pollard since 1996. It was scheduled for a June 7, 2011, release[needs update].[1]

In this album, Pollard uses different songwriting techniques by converting written poems into songs.[2]


  1. "Smashed Middle Finger"
  2. "Aspersion"
  3. "Dunce Codex"
  4. "Garden Smarm"
  5. "You Can't Challenge Forward Progress"
  6. "In a Circle"
  7. "You Sold Me Quickly"
  8. "The Focus (Burning)"
  9. "Ribbon of Fat"
  10. "Silence Before Violence"
  11. "Holy Fire"
  12. "Ash Ript Telecopter"


  1. ^ "New Release: Robert Pollard: Lord of the Birdcage". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2011-04-22.
  2. ^ "Guided By Voices Database". GBVDB. Retrieved 2011-04-22.