CurtisB.Nov 24, 2009Amazing. Beautiful. Incomparable. Fresh. Fun. Ahead of our time.
GBMar 20, 2009I got this album in late January, and since the day of purchase i've listened to it every single day. This album is a landmark.
AndrewLJan 20, 2009Best album I've heard in a long time.
JeremyKMar 5, 2009Animal collective are masters of the art of looping and sampling. They are almost always "difficult" to listen to, but the rewards of a band Animal collective are masters of the art of looping and sampling. They are almost always "difficult" to listen to, but the rewards of a band like this make the initial confusion worth it. You have to let this beast swallow you whole before this album makes any sense. To a casual listener, this music comes across as jumbled mess of noise. It can be a layered and looped nightmare of a record to listen to. I think you either love this band or you hate them. Some people just prefer a less abrasive sound. I'm not one of those people, and I love the mess of melodies. I hope this band continues to go absolutely crazy. There aren't enough musicians out there willing to take chances like this.… Expand
patSep 23, 2009A solid pop album with an original sound and great production, but the band has lost some of their experimental flare on this one. The whole A solid pop album with an original sound and great production, but the band has lost some of their experimental flare on this one. The whole album sounds pretty fluffy in comparison to all of their other albums. When I heard Strawberry Jam I figured this was as close to a pop record as they would ever get, clearly I was wrong. Enjoyable, but lacking the depth that makes albums like Sung Tongs, Here Comes The Indian and Campfire Songs so wonderous.… Expand
JulianEAug 11, 2009Either a experimental or a pop band not being good at either field. Nuff' said
Published: December 29, 2009We recap the best-reviewed albums of 2009 and collect dozens of music critic top ten lists to determine the best album of the year. While the results point to a clear winner, you can listen to songs from the top 50 albums to help you find your own favorites.
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Awards & Rankings
|Lemonade - Beyoncé|
|1971-1981 [Box Set] - Cluster|
|You Will Never Be One of Us - NAILS|
|Coloring Book [Mixtape] - Chance the Rapper|
|Centres - Ian William Craig|
|Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984 [Box Set] - Various Artists|
|Vile Child - Milk Teeth|
|A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead|
|Upland Stories - Robbie Fulks|
|Puberty 2 - Mitski|
|Hollowed - Ital Tek|
|A Sailor's Guide to Earth - Sturgill Simpson|
|Love & Hate - Michael Kiwanuka|
|Strange Country - Kacy & Clayton|
|This Is Where I Live - William Bell|
|Nerissimo - Teho Teardo|
|Misadventures - Pierce the Veil|
|untitled unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar|
|Stranger to Stranger - Paul Simon|
|blackSUMMERS'night (2016) - Maxwell|