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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 195 Ratings

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  1. Nov 3, 2010
    10
    Among the top 5 albums of all times for me. I loved this so much, every single song everything in this album speaks to me in a way very few things can. I love this and it makes it hard to wait for the next album from Panda Bear.
  2. SkalaB
    May 7, 2007
    10
    No grain of salt needed. It isn't so much that the melodies or singing are the technical equal of Brian Wilson; it's that the music achieves the more important goal of making you feel in love with the world the same way Wilson does in his best stuff. All you really need to know about this album is this: "Bros" is over 12 minutes long, and does not have a conventional song No grain of salt needed. It isn't so much that the melodies or singing are the technical equal of Brian Wilson; it's that the music achieves the more important goal of making you feel in love with the world the same way Wilson does in his best stuff. All you really need to know about this album is this: "Bros" is over 12 minutes long, and does not have a conventional song structure or recognizable lyrics, and yet, it's the shortest, most absorbing 12-minute song I've ever heard. That's what this album achieves, over and over. Expand
  3. JiffS
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    I think this is one of the best albums ever made. It's sheer beauty completely amazes me. You need to open your heart and mind and let the music flow all over you. We need people like Noah Lennox to keep pushing things forward and creating fresh and exciting music. i can understand this album may be a little too experimental for some people's tastes, but if you give this album a I think this is one of the best albums ever made. It's sheer beauty completely amazes me. You need to open your heart and mind and let the music flow all over you. We need people like Noah Lennox to keep pushing things forward and creating fresh and exciting music. i can understand this album may be a little too experimental for some people's tastes, but if you give this album a chance I'm sure you'll fall in love with it. Expand
  4. voodoocookie
    Jul 12, 2007
    3
    Wow, there are so many positive comments on here and a whole lot of hype. I am definitely on the other side of the fence being one of those who just totally doesn't get it! I've noticed comments all along the lines of - magical, trippy, psychedelic, feeling of "sitting on the beach on a perfect summer day, with cool breeze blowing in my face". This album just gave me feelings of Wow, there are so many positive comments on here and a whole lot of hype. I am definitely on the other side of the fence being one of those who just totally doesn't get it! I've noticed comments all along the lines of - magical, trippy, psychedelic, feeling of "sitting on the beach on a perfect summer day, with cool breeze blowing in my face". This album just gave me feelings of a very bad comedown after a messy night out and the repetition makes me feel like I'm trapped in a time warp on a bad trip that I can't get out of! I understand this is probably not for everyone but I am usually quite open with my music. I will try to give it another listen but not sure if it might drive me to insanity first... maybe someone here can try to convince me otherwise... I give this album a 2 for effort in the experimental department + 1 for the ability to generate all this hype! Expand
  5. EB
    Apr 4, 2007
    0
    Boring.
  6. Dave
    Apr 5, 2007
    5
    I am absolutely sickened by the torrent of positive commentary this album has received. It is flatly uninteresting and should be approached with skepticism, not with the expectation that this is a "great" album.
  7. JackRauhkes
    May 26, 2007
    4
    it's atmospheric and boring; it lacks structure, it lacks energy, and most of all, it lacks content. Not all genres are created equal. Person Pitch may be at the top of its soundtrack-esque game, but one can't even begin to compare it to masterpiece albums of this decade. The fact is, it's never going to be up there with that caliber of music. If you're into it's atmospheric and boring; it lacks structure, it lacks energy, and most of all, it lacks content. Not all genres are created equal. Person Pitch may be at the top of its soundtrack-esque game, but one can't even begin to compare it to masterpiece albums of this decade. The fact is, it's never going to be up there with that caliber of music. If you're into experimental songs that lack musicianship and structure, this is for you. If you like normal songs and enjoy actually being able to tap your foot to the beat, this is not for you. Expand
  8. RuK.
    Nov 2, 2007
    3
    How can you morons even compare this to Pet Sounds? 3/10 for a mostly terrible album. So many people fall for hype nowadays.
  9. Laccharisma
    Feb 15, 2008
    5
    Good/Not good. Overstated by the haters and the sycophants. Neither a 1 or a 10 this album is insubstantial and lacks momentum of any kind. It is also at times beautiful but that is a brief experience when the beauty seems looped, staged and drowned in reverby-harmonies. The melodies are of a quality that never seems to reach fruition or full development. Circular music that for some is Good/Not good. Overstated by the haters and the sycophants. Neither a 1 or a 10 this album is insubstantial and lacks momentum of any kind. It is also at times beautiful but that is a brief experience when the beauty seems looped, staged and drowned in reverby-harmonies. The melodies are of a quality that never seems to reach fruition or full development. Circular music that for some is bliss and for others is complete shite. I'm near middle on it-still listening to it while I fill out forms and clean the house. Expand
  10. hirachi
    Feb 27, 2008
    4
    I came home from work one day and heard the Beach Boys playing. I asked my roommate in the living room where he got these Smile-era outtakes. He told me it was Panda Bear. We listened to the whole thing and all I could think was BEACH BOYS DEMOS.
  11. DanielJ.
    Apr 8, 2008
    2
    This is just too abstract and weird for me. Why this album is in the toplist is for me a true mystery.
  12. Jo
    May 6, 2008
    3
    Boring...nothing fresh about it, I don't get the hype.
  13. mattH
    Mar 14, 2007
    8
    the best stuff here was previously available elsewhere and somewhat over-shadows the rest of the album, but I'll be damned if "Bros" and "Comfy in Nautica" are anything short of amazing...
  14. joshm
    Mar 15, 2007
    10
    i really cant get over this album, it really isnt like anything else out there. it is so refreshing and makes it feel like summer. young prayer is also awesome.
  15. Brian
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    Fantastic.
  16. ElliottM
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    Playful, harmonic, and busting with positive energy, this is, quite simply, the best album I've heard in 2007. Why listen to anything else?!
  17. DavidB
    Mar 20, 2007
    10
    This will be a tough one to top this year! It's bursting at the seems with creativity and almost overwhelmingly joyful, something that's missing in much of today's music. Person Pitch should make Noah Lennox a household name, and it just might make top 10 for the decade!
  18. ChrisA
    Mar 21, 2007
    10
    This record alone could get me through a year's worth of boring music. Just what a boy needs who can't wait for warmer weather...thank you panda bear. I practically get a tan just listening to it! Can't wait to see what we get with the new animal collective record!
  19. Derrick
    Mar 21, 2007
    9
    This is a very strong and delightful record. If you like animal collective, definately pick this up. If you don't like or never heard of AC, still give this a try. It's a lot more accessible, but not mainstream or commercial, than his other work. By the way, the Beach Boy comparisons are waaaay over exaggerated. I can see a slight relatedness, but just because of it's This is a very strong and delightful record. If you like animal collective, definately pick this up. If you don't like or never heard of AC, still give this a try. It's a lot more accessible, but not mainstream or commercial, than his other work. By the way, the Beach Boy comparisons are waaaay over exaggerated. I can see a slight relatedness, but just because of it's relation and creativeness to the rest of modern music (as in Pet Sounds). It has lush harmonies, but the Beach Boy camparisons are really uncalled for. Listen to this twice before making a decision. Expand
  20. CameronW
    Mar 21, 2007
    10
    Definitely the best of 07 so far, I just get such a positive feeling when I listen to this album. Too bad about the AMG review though...
  21. Sean
    Mar 22, 2007
    10
    Nothing short of a masterpiece.
  22. garrettj
    Mar 22, 2007
    10
    in my eyes best album of the year. 07 is on fire! This album holds the aspects iof animal collective which ive wanted to see expanded. Its just beautiful. Im positive i will listen to this in 10 years time.
  23. joel
    Mar 22, 2007
    10
    now i know what it's like to be a crack head.
  24. AlexA
    Mar 22, 2007
    8
    Best Animal Collective group or solo work since "Here Comes an Indian".
  25. AaronS
    Mar 22, 2007
    10
    Beautiful, trippy, warm, eccentric and lovely. All rolled into one piece of pop perfection. A better album you will unlikely hear this year.
  26. N.O.Smith
    Mar 23, 2007
    10
    My favorite album of 2007 so far. Absolutely incredible.
  27. yoshimipink
    Mar 23, 2007
    10
    beautiful.
  28. JavierMV
    Mar 23, 2007
    8
    Exciting, creative, lifefull...Un album excitante y radicalmente creativo e inspirador estoy muy sorprendido por su frescura.escuchaló rápido...
  29. A.Connor
    Mar 25, 2007
    10
    Astonishing, truly. It's like the music is coming from a local swimming pool down the road and I can just barely make out all the magical sounds. More than any other album I've ever heard, it gives me the sensation of being dipped in pie. (At the very least, clearly, it's the sort of psychedelic, blissfully-surreal record that lends itself very easily to absurd metaphors. Astonishing, truly. It's like the music is coming from a local swimming pool down the road and I can just barely make out all the magical sounds. More than any other album I've ever heard, it gives me the sensation of being dipped in pie. (At the very least, clearly, it's the sort of psychedelic, blissfully-surreal record that lends itself very easily to absurd metaphors. Indeed, it seems almost silly to try and describe it in any other terms. Album of the year.) Expand
  30. YvesJ
    Mar 25, 2007
    10
    Le meilleur album de ce début d'année. Ouais, ouais !
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 80
    Magical. [Apr 2007, p.114]
  2. His careful attention to detail and masterful use of vocal harmonies are unparalleled in modern indie rock.
  3. It's as lucid a marriage of the eneffably strange and crayon-bright catchy as 2007 is likely to see. [Apr 2007, p.58]