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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:07 pm 
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So it'd probably start around 9 or so.

It'd be neat to have a little listening party thing in here but I'm not sure how many people would join


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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:ugh: I've been stuck in work, then lectures all day, so I missed the broadcast. I'll be able to sit down and give it a good listen to it later on tonight hopefully.


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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^ It's all up for streaming now on radio.myanimalhome.net, track by track


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:22 am 
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First impressions:
Should have used Honeycomb as the opener
Rosie Oh is great
I didn't like Applesauce at first but it's growing on me.
It's like they whisked their entire career and made 11 pancakes out of it.
Was anyone else shocked when Deakin started singing?
"Monkey Riches" is easily my favorite song on here
I really wish this album was a bit less murky. The vocal effects are annoying.
I can't decide if "Mercury Man" is boring or not.

Overall, it doesn't really have as many "songs" as I'm used to on an AC release. It flows more like Here Comes the Indian than their more recent work. Sonically it sounds like Merriweather Post Pavilion stripped of its more poppy elements and more emphasis on texture and atmosphere than melody or hooks, which I kind of like. I think for now I will give it a 7.5/10 because while I enjoyed it there are some moments particularly towards the end of the album that got boring. They could have done a much better job on treating the vocals.


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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Father Time is the standout for me. Ultimately I'm not a very big fan of this album, which is probably related to my ultimately not being a very big fan of the band in general. Rather than the sea-change that various interviews seemed to promise, this seems more of a schizophrenic distillation of Animal Collective's ethos--and all their old strategies and goals and expressive preoccupations--in one very intense tab of acid. I'm very appreciative of the lead-up and visual accompaniment that the band has provided and respect it all as a valid attempt at creating a totalized artistic experience, even if it's finally one I have to reject as not catering to and at times even being at odds with my own needs in art. At the very least this is a great time to be an Animal Collective fan, so I hope all the people they are speaking to really try and soak up all the obvious energy the band has put into this release.


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I'm usually not too picky about audio-quality, but listen to the stream version of Today's Supernatural and then watch the video version -- huge difference. There is just so much sound everywhere that the flattened quality of the stream makes a fairly noticeable difference. Either way, I think it has a lot of potential. It's odd, but exciting at the same time.


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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It's hard to say cuz it's a pretty complex piece of work, almost a bit too heady for my tastes. There's a pretty bold displacement of repetition here where not much is sustained, the total opposite of MPP's embracing of it, making that such a pop delight. Though those small bursts of repetition scattered throughout here become like cocktease epiphanies.

More listens are in order to get more familiar!


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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I can also see why they chose Flying Lotus as their touring mate now lol


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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:godbless: That was amazing. Consistent as fuck.


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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i really liked it. i know im a fanboy and not gonna start comparing it with the rest of their albums just yet but this is dope. lots of awesome songs. new town burnout and applesause are immediate standouts.


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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the end of amanita is surely one of their better moments


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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okay on first listen. dont feel the ecstasy of what it was like first listening to SJ or MPP to a lesser extent


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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Texture-wise I think it may be their most impressive yet, but songwriting-wise it is about as good as their pre-Sung Tongs stuff (meaning not as good as Sung Tongs through Meriweather Post Pavilion).


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 Post subject: Re: Animal Collective
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hey do you guys remember centipede hz


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