Feels - Animal Collective
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Universal acclaim- based on 114 Ratings

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  • Summary: Electric where the mellower 'Sung Tongs' was acoustic, 'Feels' is nevertheless another idiosyncratic outing for the freak-folk four-piece.
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Breathlessly giddy and shamelessly trippy. [21 Oct 2005, p.75]
  2. This is a wonderful album -- and a significant advance over the excellent Sung Tongs.
  3. Feels is an excellent record, one that, despite a more conventional approach, happens to get better over time.
  4. Half of the album is rambunctious and full, driving and manic; the other half charms us with melancholic lullabies fueled by a single sip from the purple bottle. The result: With Feels, Animal Collective has created its first pop masterpiece.
  5. It's on the sonic departures, though, that Feels strikes its most resonant chord.
  6. Too much of the record seems content to be beautifully languid, but too flighty to really unsettle you. [#11, p.105]
  7. Feels fails to come together as a coherent whole.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 50
  2. Negative: 3 out of 50
  1. Nov 2, 2010
    10
    All of their albums have their own unique sound, it takes a trained ear to notice these but once you do it's amazing how they can create this sound that is so particular to the album. I love this album and I use it to study a lot because I don't know why but the music makes me feel good. Expand
  2. Mar 29, 2012
    10
    Another perfect album from one of the greatest bands in the game right now. Without a doubt one of my favorite albums by then and among my favorite of all time. If you like any of the music these guys have made before, and certain after this album, you will enjoy this. Lyrical content is unparalleled, especially if you are in the proper frame of mind. Amazing vocal arrangements, uplifting lyrical content, unique and fresh songwriting approach. Highest recommendation. Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2012
    9
    The vocal arrangements are beautiful, free-wheeling, and fun. The instrumentation consists of gorgeous piano, guitars plugged into some very odd effects, autoharps. It's a near-perfect album that only drags with the song "Daffy Duck." Expand
  4. j30
    Sep 22, 2011
    3
    Pretentious and chaotic noise. They have a ton of potential, but no pay-off on this record.

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