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  • Summary: 12 select live tracks recorded from the experimental pop band's tour dates supporting its 2009 album, Meriwether Post Pavillion.
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  • Record Label: Domino
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Experimental Rock, Free Folk
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  1. Dec 17, 2019
    80
    Merriweather Post Pavilion remains as culturally important as it felt back in 2009. Ballet Slippers mines that very significance for its pure euphoria, and with carefully selected performances and interpretations, this celebration of that groundbreaking work does justice to its source material.
  2. Dec 17, 2019
    74
    Despite such extraordinary highs, Ballet Slippers is not essential. If you’re not a zealot, chances are that these recordings—as with most live records, a tad distant and dependent on the power of suggestion—won’t convert you.
  3. Dec 17, 2019
    70
    Ballet Slippers excels at capturing the conflict that must have existed for Animal Collective after turning in their most successful and adored work. It might be too challenging for the casual listener, but that particular challenge is intrinsic to most of Animal Collective's work.
  4. Mojo
    Dec 17, 2019
    60
    The 2009 live comp shows how testing their sets can be, with long glitchy interludes between colourbursts of song. [Feb 2020, p.96]