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  • Summary: The five-track EP is the second release for the year for the rock trio.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Released at the end of a smashingly successful year, Fall Be Kind is a worthy epilogue to an all-time classic.
  2. All told, though, as we crawl to the end of this Year Of The Animal Collective, this release can certainly be said to have further elevated their status.
  3. 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.
  4. Nothing on Fall Be Kind sounds like b-side fodder, and one song, “What Would I Want? Sky”, is already canon bound.
  5. Fall Be Kind is yet another reason why Animal Collective TOTALLY TRANSCEND any notion of hipster hype-ism, another feather in a crowded cap. God bless these guys.
  6. There's not a cut here that will make anyone think differently about the Baltimore-born outfit but it's a worthy addition to their catalog.
  7. Thus, when not overextending the disappointing, unfinished musical projects on Fall Be Kind's, the Collective are busy beating their promising ideas into monotony.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. MikeM.
    Feb 2, 2010
    10
    Those complaining about this album's fallacies are those with a past bias for animal collective. note all ratings under 5 proclaiming Those complaining about this album's fallacies are those with a past bias for animal collective. note all ratings under 5 proclaiming them the "most overrated" band in the world. this has nothing to do with the music, so get your facts straight. this is a charming, addictive, and ultimately successful album that does not waste one moment. Expand
  2. Apr 24, 2018
    10
    Sky is just fantastic, the rest is very good as well, my favorite AnCo EP, possibly even my all time favorite EP
  3. NT
    Jan 26, 2010
    10
    Anyone who said this album sucks is either A) a jealous, unaccomplished, wannabe indie rockstar who is jealous of their abilities as Anyone who said this album sucks is either A) a jealous, unaccomplished, wannabe indie rockstar who is jealous of their abilities as songwriters and musicians or B) has no taste in music and didnt listen to the lyrics. This is an excellent pop album and an excellent an example of honest, heartfelt songwriting. Expand
  4. marko
    Dec 16, 2009
    10
    Might be better than merriweather, which is ridiculous.
  5. Apr 30, 2011
    8
    It didn't take long for me to start wishing for more material after the release of the very-fantastic-and-rather-entertaining MerriweatherIt didn't take long for me to start wishing for more material after the release of the very-fantastic-and-rather-entertaining Merriweather Post Pavilion. Luckily, this EP delivers quite nicely with material pretty close in quality to Merriweather. I applaud them for taking this EP in two different directions- the first half being upbeat and poppy, the second being darker and more abstract. In the middle lies "Bleed", a hypnotic track which reminds me of floating inside a human heart. Expand
  6. Feb 28, 2019
    8
    Just like Merriweather Post Pavilion, this is one of the best experimental EPs of all time. Animal Collective has created a beautiful work ofJust like Merriweather Post Pavilion, this is one of the best experimental EPs of all time. Animal Collective has created a beautiful work of art.
    Favorites: What Would I Want? Sky, On a Highway, I Think I Can
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  7. IsabellaW.
    Jan 3, 2010
    1
    The album was absolutely terrible. I found it was a big waste of time to sit and listen to it.

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