Animal Collective - Merriweather POLL Pavilion

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I do feel a little sorry for Also Frightened. Parts of it are really quite lovely.

Sickamous Mouthall (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 22 May 2009 15:51 (ten years ago) link

always frightened is only good sometimes. but sometimes it is good.

corps of discovery (schlump), Friday, 22 May 2009 16:08 (ten years ago) link

It's stuck between two of the big "singles" on the record, so it has a lot to live up to.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 22 May 2009 16:33 (ten years ago) link

fantastic, fantastic song. you can only pick one in these polls though ...

HPSCHD, Friday, 22 May 2009 16:50 (ten years ago) link

eight months pass...

also frightened >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> summertime clothes (just so y'know...)

I'M part of that magic? really???? (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 29 January 2010 16:35 (nine years ago) link

plus:

no more runnin >> lion in a coma >>>>>>>>>> summertime clothes

I'M part of that magic? really???? (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 29 January 2010 16:45 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, I really can't believe "No More Runnin" didn't get a single vote!

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 29 January 2010 16:46 (nine years ago) link

nope, "Summertime Clothes" is the best song on this album!

Bee OK, Friday, 29 January 2010 16:55 (nine years ago) link

agree to disagree, I guess?

I'M part of that magic? really???? (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 29 January 2010 17:03 (nine years ago) link

"Daily Routine" > "Summertime Clothes" >>> "Also Frightened" >>>>> "My Girls"/"Brothersport" >>>>>>> the rest.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Friday, 29 January 2010 17:10 (nine years ago) link

also frightened = barrett-era floyd

summertime clothes = zombies

I'M part of that magic? really???? (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 29 January 2010 17:15 (nine years ago) link

four months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEh2dhkWiUA

(via HRO)

ksh, Saturday, 5 June 2010 20:48 (nine years ago) link

delete world imo

ksh, Saturday, 5 June 2010 20:49 (nine years ago) link

it's in other thread iirc

unfunperson (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 5 June 2010 20:59 (nine years ago) link

man, can't keep up w/ the memes. there it is. thanking you

ksh, Saturday, 5 June 2010 21:02 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

Bluish is miles away the best smh

thistle supporter (mcoll), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 04:07 (six years ago) link

bluish is good, but i think the right song won this poll. bluish is the least representative song on this album, it doesn't sound like animal collective the way my girls does. also the line "i'm getting lost in your curls" is kind of blegh, and sounds unnatural sung by avey tare for some reason.

rock 'em sock 'em (Treeship), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 04:14 (six years ago) link

classic album though.

rock 'em sock 'em (Treeship), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 04:14 (six years ago) link

it doesn't sound like animal collective

otm but we disagree on which way it cuts, I suppose

thistle supporter (mcoll), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 04:41 (six years ago) link

yo it's obv guys eyes

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 04:48 (six years ago) link

I really need to hear this album one of these days.

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 04:52 (six years ago) link

how about right now. it's on spotify. livepost your reactions.

rock 'em sock 'em (Treeship), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 05:02 (six years ago) link

Nah Bluish

I'm sorry I said anything (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 16:52 (six years ago) link

I have cooled on this album a LOT tho

I'm sorry I said anything (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 16:53 (six years ago) link

...actually, I think I ended up voting for Also Frightened which is a close.second

...actially, I want to hear Also Frightened right now so maybe thats the best

I'm sorry I said anything (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 16:57 (six years ago) link

I listened to In the Flowers in the car this morning. It's a good opener.

rock 'em sock 'em (Treeship), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 17:06 (six years ago) link

the ac had such a fucking classic run pretty much from their inception up to merriweather. every subsequent record was surprising and amazing in its own right. it was really like they could do no wrong. could merriweather be their scary monsters? eeeeeep :x

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 17:31 (six years ago) link

Couldn't disagree more. The band was always trying out weird stuff, which they should be commended for, but they made a lot of duds. Danse Manatee and Campfire Songs are the worst, but there is a lot of uninspired music on their albums, or stuff that is hampered by bad mastering or sequencing or stuff like that. Plus, Centipede HZ is their third-best album, after Here Comes the Indian and Strawberry Jam.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 17:45 (six years ago) link

these days I would vote No More Runnin tbh

four Marxes plus four Obamas plus four Bin Ladens (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 18:21 (six years ago) link

i don't know man. name some duds, what's mastered poorly, what's sequenced wrong?

i also enjoy in line skateing (spazzmatazz), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 18:35 (six years ago) link

Well, pretty much everything is mastered poorly? Sung Tongs is killed by the sequencing, in my opinion. College is such an anti-climax after twelve minutes of Visiting Friends, and the last three songs are way too samey. Feels also tapers off after such an energetic start. MPP is also a lot of great tracks that never coalesces into more than it's parts.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 19:00 (six years ago) link

Agree that Bluish is by far the best on MPP, which really isn't a good album by any stretch of my imagination. Sung Tongs, prospect hummer and Campfire songs were their classic period.

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Thursday, 2 May 2013 07:45 (six years ago) link

five years pass...

This fucking song.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 01:44 (one year ago) link

I hate a lot of songs, but few actually make my physically queasy. This one does.

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 02:27 (one year ago) link

how do y'all feel about this? (fwiw from the tour they debuted my girls and many of the songs on MPP, arrangement and instruments used are very close to my girls)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v71PA3l0SeY

flappy bird, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 04:03 (one year ago) link

It's just annoying that 'My Girls' is considered the benchmark AC song. They just got more and more cloying and irritating as they went on didn't they?

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 08:50 (one year ago) link

did we ever work out what 'adobe slabs' were?

brand new universal harvester (dog latin), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 08:54 (one year ago) link

xpost:

Adobe slats is what it is: slats that are made out of adobe.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 16:46 (one year ago) link

Alfred OTM, though.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 16:51 (one year ago) link

I would vote for that approx. 1 minute interlude between Guy's Eyes and Taste.

campreverb, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 20:55 (one year ago) link

That horrible wedding video that went viral certainly didn't help.

MaresNest, Thursday, 3 May 2018 15:17 (one year ago) link

it's weird how much i ended up avoiding this band....i had sung tongs on CD and it was pretty decent danielson famile type eccentric xian summer camp goofy psych bongo stuff but never heard much later

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:17 (one year ago) link

As thin as gruel and as uplifting as an elevator to the second floor

this is funny but v true

i remember when this album came out and this song came out. the next day i was in a club and this song started and ppl were like "oh shit here we go!" but what followed was a minute or so of forced dancing then everyone walking away until they put on Bowie or Prince or whathaveyou. it was dancefloor killer.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:50 (one year ago) link

Adobe is one of the more basic substances used to build houses and has been around for thousands of years, so it seems like what's going on inside the house is more important thn its actual appearance. the one line of note I find interesting is that they refer to their social status as a "material thing." maybe that classification ...

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:56 (one year ago) link

As thin as gruel and as uplifting as an elevator to the second floor

this is funny but v true

i remember when this album came out and this song came out. the next day i was in a club and this song started and ppl were like "oh shit here we go!" but what followed was a minute or so of forced dancing then everyone walking away until they put on Bowie or Prince or whathaveyou. it was dancefloor killer.

― Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, May 3, 2018 9:50 AM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's not a dance song. go to better clubs

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:57 (one year ago) link

oh i stopped going to club altogether like over 5 years ago. keep in mind this was in a dive bar that plays the usual stuff and indie rock.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 3 May 2018 16:59 (one year ago) link

this album is pretty overrated but i still love my girls despite the corny lyrics

cant imagine it really working on the dancefloor though, like maybe without the long intro

ufo, Thursday, 3 May 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link

maybe this is AC's big trick. rather than something like Kraftwerk, this is electronic music you CAN'T dance to.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 3 May 2018 17:02 (one year ago) link

hard to pick a best song tbh, the album is so stacked and works really well as a piece. gun to my head tho it's either Guys Eyes or Brother Sport

flappy bird, Thursday, 3 May 2018 17:06 (one year ago) link

this is overall good but referring to the MP3 blog era as "pre-algorithm" is really strange considering the existence/relative ubiquity of the Hype Machine https://pitchfork.com/features/article/animal-collectives-merriweather-post-pavilion-was-radical-enough-to-redefine-indie-music-why-didnt-it/

theorizing your yells (katherine), Monday, 7 January 2019 22:14 (ten months ago) link

many interesting recent posts. never thought about it in this way but "post-Obama victory drugs-n-partying for norms music" in retrospect although maybe a little cynical makes some sense

I had the same experience as jim in vancouver, I liked the album but not as much as Person Pitch, and never followed them after that. I'm really enjoying hearing it again

I think I can understand why people *really* like this album, it does have a glow. the slight preferencing of treble over bass is an interesting choice and doesn't seem like one that is just based in amateurishness to me

Dan S, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 01:33 (ten months ago) link

Is anyone really ready for '00s nostalgia yet?

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 01:42 (ten months ago) link

We should start a thread for all the forgotten 00s music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMOZRk74QrY

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:21 (ten months ago) link

^dope song btw

ebro the letter (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 02:22 (ten months ago) link

some of the writing in that pitchfork article is v bad.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 06:31 (ten months ago) link

yeah

frame casual (dog latin), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 07:50 (ten months ago) link


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