Fall Be Kind [EP]

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2009
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 143 Ratings

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  1. Oct 6, 2010
    One 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.
  2. DustinC
    Dec 15, 2009
    One of those bands that critics slobber all over themselves to anoint as the saviors of one thing or another and the ultra-hip masses follow in-toe to worship and use a reference to their other cooler-than-mainstream friends. ultimately, when you get down to it, the music is just not that good. sorry i'm not sorry!

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. This is Animal Collective at their finest folks, inviting everyone in to see them at their peak and loving the freedom that comes with being on top of the world.
  2. Far from the emperor with no summertime clothes, the five songs on Fall Be Kind--a mixture of holdovers from the MPP sessions and new material recorded this year--retain the electronics, but add some samples and head in a darker thematic direction.
  3. Fall Be Kind doesn’t exactly break past the barriers set by this year’s "Merriweather Post Pavilion," but it is an excellent extension of the ethos captured by that particular record.