Enter the Slasher House

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  • Summary: The debut release for the side project of Animal Collective member Avey Tare with ex-Dirty Projectors bassist/keyboardist Angel Deradoorian, and ex-Ponytail drummer Jeremy Hyman was recorded live.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
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  1. Mojo
    Apr 23, 2014
    80
    The album's stand-outs come when they soften their stance. [May 2014, p.93]
  2. 80
    Enter The Slasher House is stylish, daring and captivating; spooky, but not scary.
  3. 80
    Both musically and lyrically, the project cleaves to that kind of silly-spooky, funfair innocence, in a way that lends the album a freakish, cartoon unity denied to some of Tare’s previous projects.
  4. Uncut
    Apr 2, 2014
    70
    Slasher House is not so different to the last Animal Collective album, 2012's bristly Centipede Hz. [May 2014, p.69]
  5. This is one house of horrors that’s worth the ride.
  6. Apr 14, 2014
    65
    Enter the Slasher House is a fairly successful recreation of the sheer joy experienced in the intentionally macabre. It's a little silly sometimes.
  7. 58
    While the album is undoubtedly fun and includes a few absolute gems, this mismatch [twisted samples meant to indulge the horror intentions, but rarely entirely integrated into the music] makes Slasher House a middling success.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. Jul 27, 2016
    9
    This is a great album by a super band. Including Avey Tare, Angel Deradoorian and Jeremy Hyman. Little fang is a fantastic single. Although itThis is a great album by a super band. Including Avey Tare, Angel Deradoorian and Jeremy Hyman. Little fang is a fantastic single. Although it seems like the best moments on this album are when the aren't so drowned out with effects and same goes for the vocals. Sometimes the effects are just too much. I would like to see another album that is more polished with less effects and Deradoorian doing some vocals. more of a 8.7. Expand
  2. Aug 14, 2015
    7
    It feels like walking through a haunted house, it's very fun, somewhat scary (in a sort of blanket with eyeholes cut out sort of way) and sortIt feels like walking through a haunted house, it's very fun, somewhat scary (in a sort of blanket with eyeholes cut out sort of way) and sort of cramped at times. Sometimes you'll get to a really jazzy, cool part like "Little Fang" and be like "woah this is awesome", and sometimes you'll get to a part where one of the actors will touch you for a little longer than is socially acceptable and you'll be like back off. Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    5
    This album is very similar to the previous Animal Collective album, Centipede Hz and is incredibly overdone i think. Could've really benefitedThis album is very similar to the previous Animal Collective album, Centipede Hz and is incredibly overdone i think. Could've really benefited from a more conventional approach. The real stand out tracks on the album are Little Fang and Strange Colores which benefits from this approach. Though the rest of the album has some good melodies, it is just destroyed by the overuse of effects. Expand