Whenever I want something calming, this is usually the first album I turn to. It won’t be for everyone - recorded in one take on a porch on a stormy night in Maryland, it’s a drawn-out lo-fi work by a band normally identifiable by a wealth of musical ideas in each song and a willingness to experiment with timbre.
It’s still very identifiably Animal Collective though; the strong vocal harmonies that everyone always equates to those of the Beach Boys are there, and the dreamy melodies that Panda Bear writes are present too. It’s one long work, so it’ll take a few listens before you know your way around it, but it’s a rewarding and strangely beautiful album.

Whenever I want something calming, this is usually the first album I turn to. It won’t be for everyone - recorded in one take on a porch on a stormy night in Maryland, it’s a drawn-out lo-fi work by a band normally identifiable by a wealth of musical ideas in each song and a willingness to experiment with timbre.

It’s still very identifiably Animal Collective though; the strong vocal harmonies that everyone always equates to those of the Beach Boys are there, and the dreamy melodies that Panda Bear writes are present too. It’s one long work, so it’ll take a few listens before you know your way around it, but it’s a rewarding and strangely beautiful album.

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  8. obscenebikinis said: Ugh, yes. “Queen In My Pictures” forever.
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    Beautiful.