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about half way through. Wide-Eyed and Father Time are really good. Still really like Today's Supernatural too.
a clusterfuck of absorbing sounds with beautiful melodies gushing underneath its many layers.
is available on demand now, with visuals too:
album, some fucking greeaaat stuff
'clusterfuck' really sums it up.
The fourth one.
that was streamed in 128kbps with the stereo slightly unbalanced
It was hard work, didn't really hear any genuine hooks and the production seems a little too polished. Admittedly, the last 2-3 songs came across a little better, but i just don't know - just seems like a big pointless mess with very few redeeming qualities. Of course, i'll give it another chance because i loved MPP.
difficult to judge after one listen but i struggled to get halfway before getting a bit bored, will persist though. 2012 is fast becoming the year of dissapointing follow up records for me after underwhelming efforts by Peaking Lights, Ariel Pink, Beach House, John Talabot & Lotus Plaza... or maybe i'm just getting cynical in my old age.
I have struggled with every Animal Collective record. I can only take in a few songs before I switch to something else. I find their production too messy, at times. Will still give this an ear, though. Can't deny they are one of the more interesting bands working.
it was just too much to take in at once. So much going on. After several listens though I can make much more sense of it and it sounds great. It's just a big leap from there previous work in terms of how dense it is, and I wasn't quite expecting that. It's got that stadium rock sound without all that faux-emotional bullshit and PROPER LOUD GUITARS shtick. Definitely a drum driven album as opposed to the keyboard soaked MPP.
Give it a few more listens to get used to it, I'm sure it'll start to get easier and more enjoyable to listen to.