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Finally out in April:
So Pitchfork's album of 2011 already confirmed? Can't wait anyway.
which inevitably means i'll be pleasantly surprised... or something.
i approve & thoroughly enjoyed what he did with MGMT on Congratulations.
Probably won't buy it though. Though I'm sure I'll give it a listen somehow.
so I'm not expecting much at all.
I love Panda Bear but I think this method of releasing material is stupid.
hmm no tracklist yet, but I think 4 or 5 tracks have been released. i agree though, so i only listened to one of the singles (didn't listen to any of the 5 singles from Person Pitch for the same reason).
I guess this must be the Kompakt release? Not sure how much I like 'em yet.
It will be interesting/severely non-interesting to hear what a studio Drone will sound like. Last Night At The Jetty is pretty cool though. I'm getting more of a an Avey vibe from it though.
the 4th one is on kompakt. The studio drone is good.
What's the method behind the single release madness? Why is Noah Lennox picking different record labels/distributors for different singles, like?
but he made a song for this skating video:
sounds a bit too different to the rest of the singles to be on the album but it is really great!
On NPR's website the other day, and there's a review for it up already - http://www.thetunemusic.com/2011/04/panda-bear-tomboy-2011.html. I think it's f-ing brilliant, I've already fallen in love with it. O ye of little faith!
This should be no different. Would be interesting, though.
"This album inspired me to start drawing again" or something...
Hours later the effect had worn off, and I slipped back to the office unnoticed.
*Seriously though, it's pretty good. It's not the 'game changer' that Person Pitch was claimed to be, but it's delightful none the less.
you've heard them all. I mean, I do find the sound interesting and even refreshing but only for a few songs. Also, this and AC sound too "samey" to me, unlike, say, Deerhunter and Atlas Sound.
I don't really think Sung Tongs and Feels sound all that much like Strawberry Jam or Merriweather, or Campfire Songs. I think they have explored quite a lot of territory over the last decade.
If your talking about recent material though, then yes Panda Bear's Animal Collective songs could easily be mistaken for solo material and vice versa.
This album is cut from a similar cloth to Person Pitch, but doesn't retread any of the same ground. The production is quite different to anything on Person Pitch or Merriweather, but if you don't like recent AC stuff then it'll be much of a muchness and I doubt this will be turning point
^ I made this ^
If you hadn't been so desperate to do a quick review, do you think it would have been more likely that you would have had something of worth to say about the album?
before printing a review that's a pile of garbage and actually taking additional actions to draw attention to its crapness.
a) Many a reader of that review, given it's the BBC, does not have the depth of knowledge re this fare that some users here have, so explaining its contents in broad terms > getting into the finest details.
b) I'm a brilliant writer, obviously.
Most from a), some from b) :o)
Oh and c) I listened to this record seven times all the way through (it's short) before writing one single word. That's the play count I have here. So how's about you go fuck yourself?
Review is mercifully short and to the point, though.
Thickest skin around. Happy to take plenty of bites. But equally happy to point out facts to go with all the fur being flung. Pint anyone?
It's 50 minutes long; I don't believe for a second that you spent six hours actually listening to the album before starting that review.
Can't fault your manners though.
It offers a lot of very different content. Something for every kind of lifestyle, I guess.
Seven times... Well, I'll admit that the seventh play is actually more of a half-play as I only got up to Drone. Wanted to get words up then; didn't feel anything more of Significant Note was going to leap through the reassuringly familiar mix at me. So six and a half. Had it on (what feels like) pretty solidly since receiving it - I had digital access prior to getting a CD in the post, which came... Tuesday, I think?
Any more questions / criticisms?
Opinions of your own, you're entitled to them.
But don't ever accuse me of writing a critique after barely giving an album a chance.
I'm a professional, believe it or not, and set myself at least a two-play lower limit before proverbially putting pen to paper. Many an album will reveal itself in a new way on a second, third of fourth listen; and I always try to listen outside of the office, too - so I'm relaxed and focused, and not listening while doing something else.
Struck me as just being FIRST for the sake of it, and it reads like it.
But hey, you've listened to it seven times, or twice, or 'pretty solidly', or whatever the figure is this hour, so that's what the BBC audience is getting. Maybe just leave it over there in future.
If I was still in charge here I would have you over my knee, son.
if PP was The Lion King, this is The Little Mermaid soundtrack.
is this a good thing or a bad thing? i'm not sure.
This is Beauty And The Beast.
i.e. fucking brilliant, but different.