- Summary: The Brooklyn-based collective (on this release, reduced to the duo of Avey Tare and Panda Bear) combine vocal harmonies, a pair of acoustic guitars, and diverse influences into a unique sound on this latest release.
- Record Label: Fat Cat
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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MagnetConsistently fantastic. [#64, p.80]
TonyFJul 13, 2006my favorite collective album, blew me away when i first heard it and still gets me going whenever I put it on. It's truly unique and a my favorite collective album, blew me away when i first heard it and still gets me going whenever I put it on. It's truly unique and a step forward for music experimentation.… Expand
JojoDec 1, 2004I give it a 10 based solely in relation to other 2004 releases. This is the album of the year, for sure.
NickAug 30, 2005Leaf House may be the best song ever written. Beside that this album evokes all that I love from music. Wholly unique and completely infactuating.
DonWJun 22, 2004This is still my favorite new album from this year. It's more accessible than any past Animal Collective release (other than Spirit This is still my favorite new album from this year. It's more accessible than any past Animal Collective release (other than Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished) because it has actual, discernible lyrics and melodies that can be uncovered without too much effort. This is partly due to fact that it only features 2 members of the Collective, Avey Tare and Panda Bear, who also seem to be its chief songwriters. The other two members, Geologist and Deaken, seem mainly responsible for piling on layers of noise that twist and distort the vocals into something almost unrecognizable, as they did on Here Comes the Indian. On this album, however, there are some actual songs, and they're generally pretty great. It's a warm, inviting record that will reward anyone looking for slightly warped, richly textured pop that's unlike anything else out there.… Expand
PaulJan 13, 2005At first, the weirdness of this album made me not like it, but something about this album makes me want to listen to it over and over. I At first, the weirdness of this album made me not like it, but something about this album makes me want to listen to it over and over. I can't have it out of my CD player for more than a day before the urge to listen to it comes again. Very innovative music. It's a cross between folk, indie, electronic with a definite flare for the unusual...… Expand
[Anonymous]Mar 4, 2007Starts out great, but the second half kind of loses it, with the exception of "We Tigers". Still a great album, but get Feels. It's much better.
kyleaMay 9, 2005I absolutely despise these two and everything they stand for. Pretentious art creeps. Go do your heroin away from my eardrums.
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