Fall Be Kind [EP]

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2009
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. At their best, Animal Collective combine shapely pop hooks with mind-broadening sonic freakery. At their worst, the sonic freakery is mind-numbing. Like most of their work, this five-song EP contains all of the above.
  2. Thus, when not overextending the disappointing, unfinished musical projects on Fall Be Kind's, the Collective are busy beating their promising ideas into monotony.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 151 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. MikeM.
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    Those complaining about this album's fallacies are those with a past bias for animal collective. note all ratings under 5 proclaiming Those complaining about this album's fallacies are those with a past bias for animal collective. note all ratings under 5 proclaiming them the "most overrated" band in the world. this has nothing to do with the music, so get your facts straight. this is a charming, addictive, and ultimately successful album that does not waste one moment. Full Review »
  2. GeoffreyG
    Dec 19, 2009
    9
    Continues Animal Collectives trend of making absolutely gorgeous and unendingly interesting music. What Would I Want? Sky is an amazing song, Continues Animal Collectives trend of making absolutely gorgeous and unendingly interesting music. What Would I Want? Sky is an amazing song, and Graze and I Think I Can are also awesome. Bleed and On A Highway drone on, but never get boring. Great EP. Full Review »
  3. Oct 6, 2010
    6
    One of my least favorite releases by one of my favorite bands. While certain moments border on greatness, most of it feels disjointed andOne of my least favorite releases by one of my favorite bands. While certain moments border on greatness, most of it feels disjointed and uninspired. The second track is really the only thing on the album worth hearing, even Panda Bear's contribution, I Think I Can, sounds sour and bland to me. Full Review »