Animal Collective Sung Tongs POLL

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Winters Love 13
Leaf House 9
Who Could Win a Rabbit 7
Kids on Holiday 6
Mouth Wooed Her 3
College 3
We Tigers 2
Visiting Friends 1
The Softest Voice 1
Sweet Road 0
Good Lovin Outside 0
Whaddit I Done 0


Moka, Sunday, 19 December 2010 09:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Which one of these tracks sucks the least? Oh right. None of them.

Lightning Is For Babies (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 19 December 2010 09:23 (six years ago) Permalink

more like dung songs

buzza, Sunday, 19 December 2010 09:26 (six years ago) Permalink

more like dung in your thongs.

Moka, Sunday, 19 December 2010 09:28 (six years ago) Permalink

wadshit i dung

buzza, Sunday, 19 December 2010 09:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Dung Thongs would be a great name for a fake chillwave band. Now where's that other thread?

Moka, Sunday, 19 December 2010 09:32 (six years ago) Permalink

mouth wooed her

plax (ico), Sunday, 19 December 2010 10:33 (six years ago) Permalink

winters love, even though the album version guts the live version a bit.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Sunday, 19 December 2010 12:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Winters Love or Leaf House.

seandalai, Sunday, 19 December 2010 14:55 (six years ago) Permalink

we tigers

johnny crunch, Sunday, 19 December 2010 15:33 (six years ago) Permalink

college

larry longballs money (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 19 December 2010 15:50 (six years ago) Permalink

Which one of these tracks sucks the least? Oh right. None of them.

― Lightning Is For Babies (Johnny Fever), Sunday, December 19, 2010 4:23 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Heh, it's funny to think I first bought this album because of ILM's widespread fawning over this album.

EDB, Sunday, 19 December 2010 15:52 (six years ago) Permalink

"who could win a rabbit"

k3vin k., Sunday, 19 December 2010 15:56 (six years ago) Permalink

^^definitely

sonderangerbot, Sunday, 19 December 2010 16:03 (six years ago) Permalink

winters love for sure. beautiful

gman59, Sunday, 19 December 2010 16:07 (six years ago) Permalink

leaf house!

swvl, Sunday, 19 December 2010 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

this album has def highlights. i think for a long time i wouldve said leaf house which kindof blew me away 1st time i heard it.

plax (ico), Sunday, 19 December 2010 19:58 (six years ago) Permalink

bbc session of good lovin outside is cool, bob drake-ish

plax (ico), Sunday, 19 December 2010 20:03 (six years ago) Permalink

my favorite animal collective disc, by some distance. i don't get the love for the herky-jerky who could win a rabbit, but other acid-fried songs on the disc -- e.g., college and winter's love -- are beautiful.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 19 December 2010 20:33 (six years ago) Permalink

Can we have an Animal Collective thread without people being arseholes about them? No matter what you think of Merriweather Post Pavilion, this one should be given a shot as it's a very different record and a very brilliant record at that. Also, haters, you don't see me turning up on threads about whatever shitty music you like just to tell you it sucks. You should shut up.

I'm voting We Tigers.

Bernard V. O'Hare (dog latin), Sunday, 19 December 2010 20:35 (six years ago) Permalink

illchay udeday

k3vin k., Sunday, 19 December 2010 20:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Is this the Animal Collective album with all the cat noises?

Manuel Göttschlong (van smack), Sunday, 19 December 2010 20:43 (six years ago) Permalink

meow
kitties
meow
kitties

markers, Sunday, 19 December 2010 20:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Only tracks I'm not really feeling are the last two ones "Good Lovin Outside/Whaddit I Done". This album could benefit from losing them entirely or canning them as b-sides or something. I'm sure the band also thought they were the weakest ones in here and decided to keep them as tails. 'Mouth wooed her' would be a much better closer.

Moka, Monday, 20 December 2010 20:50 (six years ago) Permalink

Leaf House and We Tigers were the ones that caught my attention on first listen. At the time of the release I hadn't heard anything quite like it before.

Moka, Monday, 20 December 2010 20:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Also 'Visiting Friends' is unnecesarily long, it could benefit from keeping the elements tighter and reducing the play time from 13 to 5 or 6.

Moka, Monday, 20 December 2010 20:54 (six years ago) Permalink

was really into this album when it came out, it was a perfect fall album, but I don't remember it that well now. was tempted to vote for "college" but voted for "kids on holiday"

HOLIDAYHOLIDAYHOLIDAYHOLIDAY
HOLIDAYHOLIDAYHOLIDAYHOLIDAY

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 20 December 2010 20:56 (six years ago) Permalink

i thought that was HARE! HARE! HARE!

thomp, Monday, 20 December 2010 23:32 (six years ago) Permalink

kids on holiday, but mostly because i remember the live versions i witnessed being so amazing that i loved the album version even more. leaf house would've been next.

a no-fault dick to suck. (the table is the table), Monday, 20 December 2010 23:55 (six years ago) Permalink

xp i think thats the point

pretentious: based on the album 'what happened?' by emeralds (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 02:04 (six years ago) Permalink

kids on holiday, but mostly because i remember the live versions i witnessed being so amazing that i loved the album version even more. leaf house would've been next.

totally 100% otm, voted "kids on holiday"

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 03:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Whenever I want to put a track from this album on a comp for someone who's never heard it, I can never choose one. It's surprisingly diverse despite the sound pallette being fairly consistent, so I can never decide on what is the quintessential Sung Tongs track. The closest I can think of is We Tigers.

Bernard V. O'Hare (dog latin), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 14:15 (six years ago) Permalink

totally disagree about visiting friends, think it only works because of its length. agree that album would be stronger with last two songs excised.

mizzell, Tuesday, 21 December 2010 15:50 (six years ago) Permalink

hung dongs

jerkstore cowboy (Pillbox), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 15:53 (six years ago) Permalink

(sry)

jerkstore cowboy (Pillbox), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 15:53 (six years ago) Permalink

relistening to this, there's so much great layering of guitar parts on this record. the last 1.40 or so of mouth wooed her is some blissful, melt-into-a-puddle stuff. love visiting friends&leaf house a lot too.

the middle of winters love where someone goes to town strumming E EEE E-E-E reminds me a little of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wz7K-Kry8k

so it gets a vote.

ogmor, Tuesday, 21 December 2010 23:18 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Hmu3mOX4o

Manuel Göttschlong (van smack), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 02:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 25 December 2010 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

I'd have contented that Who Could Win A Rabbit was the unimpeachable best song, but I voted for Visiting Friends because 1) I've grown to love the immersive hypnotic quality of it, 2) My tastes for whiny vocals is not what it used to be, 3) I suspect Rabbit going to win anyways.

EDB, Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:44 (six years ago) Permalink

really i wouldv thought leaf house and we tigers would be the top two in idk what order, i voted mouth wooed her bc it is secretly the best

plax (ico), Saturday, 25 December 2010 02:46 (six years ago) Permalink

*Contended (xpost), that is, contended years ago.

EDB, Saturday, 25 December 2010 03:02 (six years ago) Permalink

this album has def highlights. i think for a long time i wouldve said leaf house which kindof blew me away 1st time i heard it.

― plax (ico), Sunday, December 19, 2010 7:58 PM (6 days ago) Bookmark

^^^^^

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Saturday, 25 December 2010 03:14 (six years ago) Permalink

this house is sad ;_;

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Saturday, 25 December 2010 17:43 (six years ago) Permalink

The one that sounds like Brian Wilson if he could never sing or write a melody

Morcheeba, simply happening. (PaulTMA), Saturday, 25 December 2010 19:11 (six years ago) Permalink

^^ anco h8er

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Saturday, 25 December 2010 19:25 (six years ago) Permalink

could never ZING or write a LOLody, more like

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Saturday, 25 December 2010 19:27 (six years ago) Permalink

i think leaf house, but we tigers and who could win a rabbit both good. tho "college" is maybe the funniest AC song? I can't think of any others that even approach sarcasm/irony (tho perhaps AC is not even trying to be ironic here)

Dominique, Saturday, 25 December 2010 20:36 (six years ago) Permalink

surprised by the win a rabbit love, it kindof shows off a lot of the things ppl hate about anco now right?

plax (ico), Saturday, 25 December 2010 20:42 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah but it sounded good in 2004 and it still sounds good now if yr not 'lashing

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Saturday, 25 December 2010 23:34 (six years ago) Permalink

lashing?

plax (ico), Saturday, 25 December 2010 23:35 (six years ago) Permalink

back-

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Saturday, 25 December 2010 23:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 26 December 2010 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

We Tigers is too low.

Moka, Sunday, 26 December 2010 09:46 (six years ago) Permalink

ftr i love good lovin outside. plax was highly otm upthread, this record does some top notch bob drake channeling

ogmor, Sunday, 26 December 2010 16:13 (six years ago) Permalink

I think I mixed up Visiting Friends for Winter's Love, actually.

EDB, Sunday, 26 December 2010 23:48 (six years ago) Permalink

who were the other mouth wooed hers

plax (ico), Monday, 27 December 2010 03:45 (six years ago) Permalink

so was it the crayon commercial that ruined "sweet road" or ?

Egyptian Raps Crew (bernard snowy), Monday, 27 December 2010 04:31 (six years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

10 years in June.

Bloody eck.

wank-bond-villain-looking villain, (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 14:37 (three years ago) Permalink

The secret truth is that this album is not as good as Here Comes the Indian. Few things are, though.

People upthread complaining about the last two songs are otm.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 12 March 2014 15:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Never could get my head around HCTI.

wank-bond-villain-looking villain, (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 16:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Echoing the Leaf House discovery mentioned upthread. Sounded to me like Inuit prog.

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 12 March 2014 17:50 (three years ago) Permalink

We Tigers is one of the highlights on this one for me. Shame it did so bad in this poll.

Moka, Wednesday, 12 March 2014 20:00 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, We Tigers is the quintessential pre-MWPP AC song.

wank-bond-villain-looking villain, (dog latin), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 20:41 (three years ago) Permalink

People claiming to dig this band's music are all part of some elaborate hoax, right? Like, an ongoing "Punk'd" sort of thing...?

bbboing, Wednesday, 12 March 2014 21:44 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

so many songs from the sung tongs era were never recorded in the studio... rediscovering this gem today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIn2oVFsXd4

flappy bird, Wednesday, 23 November 2016 18:31 (one year ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Avey Tare & Panda Bear will play Sung Tongs in its entirety for the first time on December 2, 2017 at the Knockdown Center in New York:

In 1996, Pitchfork launched as a daily music review site while the web was still in its infancy. Today, it is the most trusted music publication in the world, featuring the best in music criticism, web design, video work, and live events. We are celebrating 21 years of Pitchfork with a concert that highlights some of the artists who have been important in the history of the site and continue to influence the scope of music. Animal Collective (Avey Tare and Panda Bear) are set to play their breakthrough 2004 album Sung Tongs in its entirety for the first time in the group’s history. More artists and acts will be announced in the days to come.

The concert, presented in partnership with Virgin Mobile USA, will take place Saturday, December 2, at the Knockdown Center in Flushing, Queens. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Tickets are on sale now—find them here. In addition to general tickets, Virgin Mobile is giving away 100 VIP tickets as part of its newly launched Inner Circle Member Benefits program.

https://pitchfork.com/news/announcing-pitchforks-21st-live-concert/?mbid=homepage-more-latest-and-video

flappy bird, Monday, 16 October 2017 17:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Pretty wild. I know Avey's been playing more acoustic guitar in the past couple years but didn't think Panda would be playing guitar anytime soon. This is pretty nuts. Got a ticket. Sorta can't wrap my head around it. Feel lucky to get to see them just sing & play acoustics.

flappy bird, Monday, 16 October 2017 17:07 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Seeing them do this in 2 days. Someone asked Avey after one of his solo shows what the setup would be, apparently it's just going to be him and PB "just banging out with acoustic guitars" and minimal electronics, just like the 2003 shows. ALSO, they're going to an encore of ST-era B sides and unreleased songs... the possibility of seeing COVERED IN FROGS, DON'T BELIEVE THE PILOT, ALWAYS YOU, BABY, and SLEEPER FACTORY is making me delirious. cant fuckin wait

flappy bird, Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

BABY DAY*

flappy bird, Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Excited for you flappy, I saw some of those early acoustic shows and they were -great-

Would love it if they made another acoustic-grounded record

Priory, Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

whoa that's sweet! what were those shows like? there are a few videos and recordings circulating of 2003 shows but not much- pretty wild and gloriously out of tune- there's this one performance in Texas i think where they do "Mouth Wooed Her" and it's just a disaster, someone commented on the video and said "how the fuck did they whip that song into shape"

flappy bird, Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

First time I saw any version of AC was and Avey/Panda acoustic instore at a long-closed place in London... their first UK show I think. I think by that point Campfire Songs had come out, so I knew they made music in different modes but the way they played live at that time was a way different thing from CS. Anyway, it was totally incredible. Not more than 20 people there. Saw the Fatcat Brighton show on the same trip which was that notable in that they def played some different stuff. You got the sense they had a lot of music going on at the time. Also quite a lot of people were laughing, as you can hear in the youtube vid
Last acoustic I think was the Other Music one, which I'm sure you know from the great boot

Priory, Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Funny, the album performed live thing...
On one hand it seems unlike them but I remember when HCTI came out they did a show where they played it front to back. Missed that one tho :(

Priory, Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Meeting of the Waters is kinda a new AC acoustic record.

Frederik B, Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Which one of these tracks sucks the least? Oh right. None of them.

― Lightning Is For Babies (Johnny Fever), Sunday, December 19, 2010 9:23 AM (six years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Amen!

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

do you have some sort of notification set up every time someone posts about this band so you can remind everyone you don't like them?

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Friday, 1 December 2017 10:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'd definitely go and see them doing this album

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Friday, 1 December 2017 10:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Last acoustic I think was the Other Music one, which I'm sure you know from the great boot

― Priory, Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:58 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah that recording is amazing, a few songs only performed once at that show, also their cover of "On a Plain" has always stuck with me.

flappy bird, Friday, 1 December 2017 18:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Can't wait to see PB play an acoustic guitar again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh3o73dDuHc

flappy bird, Friday, 1 December 2017 18:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xxxpost:

I usually find clicking on "ILM Answers" does the trick.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 1 December 2017 18:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Why would you post in threads for bands you dislike

flappy bird, Friday, 1 December 2017 18:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*regularly

flappy bird, Friday, 1 December 2017 18:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In the case of Animal Collective, the praise they get from people who otherwise like some great stuff absolutely confounds me. This album, for example, codes to me as whiny American vocals fronting the sort of self-consciously inept crud that often mistakenly gets branded as "psychedelic" ...

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 1 December 2017 18:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Absolutely nothing at all about this band feels natural.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 1 December 2017 18:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ok well you're not going to get anywhere or change anyone's mind reiterating that same exact sentiment every time an AC thread gets bumped. i really don't understand why you do it, it's just irritating and obnoxious and a complete of waste of time for everyone

flappy bird, Friday, 1 December 2017 18:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"irritating and obnoxious and a complete of waste of time for everyone" would be a good capsule review for the band in general, IMO... unless you can helpfully point me to something worthwhile about this band or explain what on Earth you see in 'em.

Gholdfish Killah (Turrican), Friday, 1 December 2017 18:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fuck off

flappy bird, Friday, 1 December 2017 18:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol @ this performance of "Mouth Wooed Her" at 18:46

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5-ovtyXp9A

flappy bird, Friday, 1 December 2017 19:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Starting to sink in imagining what that room is going to be like tomorrow when everyone sings "College" together

flappy bird, Friday, 1 December 2017 19:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fuck that was amazing. Stood up front through a shitty Alex G set but was worth it. They get up on stage, sitting in folding chairs, two acoustics for each of them & a single floor tom, Avey just grins and whispers "sunngggg tongggss" crowd goes apeshit. crowd sang every word of the record. one of the best shows i've ever been to. also they fucking played COVERED IN FROGS going into Winter's Love. and closed with Prospect Hummer. it was just fucking great.

flappy bird, Sunday, 3 December 2017 21:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

for posterity, a nice audience video of the whole set. i've seen the multi-camera p4k stream, some fans recorded it bc p4k isn't going to put the whole thing up, all of those are unlisted atm but i'll post if i find one i can embed, it's a nice video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWrSscnBFdA

Leaf House
Who Could Win a Rabbit
The Softest Voice
Covered in Frogs
Winters Love
Kids on Holiday
Sweet Road
Visiting Friends
College
We Tigers
Mouth Wooed Her
Good Lovin' Outside
Whaddit I Done
Prospect Hummer

flappy bird, Monday, 4 December 2017 18:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Any sign they’ll return to this sound when/if they record a new album? Would be great.

afriendlypioneer, Monday, 4 December 2017 18:19 (one week ago) Permalink

Someone talked to PB after the show and he said they're considering touring Sung Tongs (!)

Avey Tare's solo record this year + the Meeting of the Waters EP were acoustic based, he definitely seems headed in that direction, and even though PB's new EP is supposed to sound like deep house/techno, his willingness to play this Sung Tongs set and potentially tour it are encouraging re: the next AC record. really hope it happens too - they've been stuck in sampler land for too long (although I loved the Painting With album and the shows for it even more).

flappy bird, Monday, 4 December 2017 18:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Wow! Haven’t gone through the whole thing but what a great concert and crowd! Didn’t realize how sing-along the album actually is but when you have a full crowd doing the vocal oooohs and aaahs and whathaveyou it sounds gorgeous and seems like real fun to sing along to. I’m jealous.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 4 December 2017 18:27 (one week ago) Permalink

even though it was ostensibly a birthday party for p4k (was smoking outside early in the night and someone asked me if i worked for p4k or was here for 'that animal band'), the crowd was easily 90% hardcore AC fans. like, you can hear the crowd freak out when Avey starts singing "Covered in Frogs," an obscure never-recorded Sung Tongs era castoff (and my favorite song of that era). and then losing it again at the end when they started "Prospect Hummer," everyone singing "whoaaa whoaaa whoaa whoaa whoaaaas." A thousand people singing every word of the record, and then falling into solemn silence during "The Softest Voice" and "Visiting Friends," the latter of which was just out of this world- I closed my eyes for most of it but I looked around at one point and saw many people openly weeping. a guy proposed to his girlfriend during "Winters Love." you get that many people in the room so excited & completely in tune with the artist, it was truly magical.

here's an unlisted rip of the multi-camera p4k stream- do yourself a favor and watch "Visiting Friends"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeU-ZBGLVyY

flappy bird, Monday, 4 December 2017 18:36 (one week ago) Permalink

ha, Moka you should check out "Mouth Wooed Her" from the p4k stream- you can see people doing the staggered claps in the second half of the song. like, not only were people singing every word, they were mimicking the sound effects and overdubs on the record

flappy bird, Monday, 4 December 2017 18:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Ah We Tigers sounds so fun! They should do that one in every live performance. If the crowd follows it’s crazy stupid fun. Makes me want to see a performance with one of those student choirs that are all over youtube..z like this Crystal Castles - Untrust Us cover: https://youtu.be/g7a2u9v0V0c

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 4 December 2017 18:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh I just got to ‘mouth wooed her’ I’m going to cry tears of envy.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 4 December 2017 18:45 (one week ago) Permalink

https://youtu.be/auL2dU5U-4s

here's a great winters love student choir performance

ufo, Monday, 4 December 2017 18:55 (one week ago) Permalink


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