“The energy on “rip u$a (the birdfleu)” makes it feel like an old Black Flag or Clash album. The lyrics are like a strange mix of Chuck D and Hunter Thompson, with the wit of Jello Biafra…It follows the example of Frank Zappa in the idea of making music on one’s own terms.” – St.Cloud Chronicle
“If you’re sick of slackjawed rap and are looking for something a little sailor-mouthed from the underground, Montreal’s Bleubird is right up your alley. This is an excellent album for a variety of reasons, the lyrics (thankfully) heading the list…making fun of the music industry, hip-hop and, as all great postmodern hipsters do, himself… This is the best hip-hop album of the year so far.” – Audioversity
“It’s more than just difficult to find an abstract hiphop album that holds my attention these days so I must say ‘Rip USA’ has been a very pleasant and much needed surprise – give it a chance, you might get something you weren’t expecting. Recommended.” – Boomkat
“Florida’s bleubird delivers his eulogy for the bloated corpse that is the United States.” – Urb Magazine
“DA punk-rock beatnik bookworm in a tinfoil hat and dirty sneaks, voluble Montreal MC Bleubird certainly seethes with end-times Jesus fever and Pax Americana paranoia” – Montreal Mirror
“Bleubird is a rapper who has taken an unusual path to success. His style is a combination of the heady white-boy rhymes of Aesop Rock and the rapid-fire spoken-word style of Saul Williams. Hell, call him Allen Ginsberg with shelltoes on if you want to, because he can fit that role as well.” – New Times
“With rip u$a (the birdfleu), Bleubird’s deep and socially introspective lyrics beg you to listen to them because they are actually saying something.” – Alarm Mag
In case you haven’t caught on, collaboration is a big part of Bleubird’s motivation. He makes demented party music with Astronautalis as Boyfriends Incorporated, and teams up with Jayrope to deliver us well-focused chaos as Prinzenallee. For the comic and creepy Les Swashbuckling Napoleons, he hooks up with Thesis Sahib and Edison.