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Title: animal collective
Post by: JG on July 05, 2007, 09:06:49 AM
(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/8439/conanimalcollectivejl6.jpg)

animal collective - strawberry jam (can't find the proper album art)

only a couple listens in, this is incredible. 
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 05, 2007, 07:27:11 PM
I can't wait to hear Strawberry Jam. It was a pleasant surprise for my oink ratio.

I gotta wait till Tomorrow to hear it since NM is comletely dry till Friday. I can't listen to it for the first time without a little smokey smokey.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 06, 2007, 12:39:13 AM
I still haven't heard it. God, I hope it's great. I'm waiting for the perfect moment.

I hope you dickheads don't treat it like we treat every album, first listen is the greatest album ever, then we forget about it the second something else leaks.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Sigur Rós on July 06, 2007, 04:56:45 PM
(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/8439/conanimalcollectivejl6.jpg)

animal collective - strawberry jam (can't find the proper album art)
 

The album art is not out yet...just some stupid picture of strawberry jam...mmmm
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 06, 2007, 05:16:39 PM
Every single thing I ever uploaded ended up getting nuked. I mean, I would follow the rules to a T.

I ended up just giving up like everything else I do.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 08, 2007, 02:47:58 AM
This album = the 00's version of Floyd's "03" Dark Side Of The Moon.

The greatest albums always wait to come out towards the end of the decade.

Name a good album from the beginning of the decade? Now name great alums from the last 3 years of a decade.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: cron on July 08, 2007, 05:11:46 PM
so you likey?
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 08, 2007, 07:35:37 PM
I haven't heard it yet.

I'm just going by what other people have said.

I'm still dry.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: I Love a Magician on July 09, 2007, 01:31:16 AM
The greatest albums always wait to come out towards the end of the decade.

Name a good album from the beginning of the decade? Now name great alums from the last 3 years of a decade.

this is some retarded shit

anyway:

songs: ohia - didn't it rain ('02)
mclusky - mclusky do dallas ('02)
ryan adams - heartbreaker ('00)
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 11, 2007, 01:15:04 PM
bEST ALBUM OF THE LAST 10 YEARS?
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: B.C. Long on July 19, 2007, 02:15:34 AM
Name a good album from the beginning of the decade? Now name great alums from the last 3 years of a decade.

Radiohead - "Kid A" (2000)
Sigur Rós - "Ágćtis Byrjun" (2001)
Flaming Lips - "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" (2002)
Sigur Rós - "()" (2002)
Radiohead - "Hail to the Theif" (2003)
Four Tet - "Rounds" (2003)
Tom Waits - "Real Gone" (2004)
Nick Cave - "Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus" (2004)
Arcade Fire - "Funeral" (2004)
Animal Collective - "Sun Tongs" (2004)

bEST ALBUM OF THE LAST 10 YEARS?

Yup.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 19, 2007, 10:25:59 AM
I should have said "classic" albums.

Not your favorite albums.

I'm talking the Ok Computers, the Dark Side Of The Moons, Pauls Boutiques, Joshua Trees, The Ramones.

Have you heard anything pre 2000? I bet you don't even understand the significance of the year 1999 on this board.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: B.C. Long on July 19, 2007, 01:22:30 PM
What's the difference? "Classic" or "favorite" it's still just an opinion. I consider those albums to be "Classic". What's you're definition of classic, anyways?

Have you heard anything pre 2000?

Yup. But your original question was "classic" albums that were released in the beginning of THIS decade.

If you'd like a list. I'll provide one of other decades

I bet you don't even understand the significance of the year 1999 on this board.

Please teach me oh enlightened one because I wasn't here in 1999. So no shit I wouldn't understand this "significance" as you call it.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 19, 2007, 01:35:14 PM
Favorite albums are personal preference.

Classic albums are albums that are just as they say, classic on a universal level and aern't debateable. They are just classic.

Some of your albums suck, that's how they aern't classic albums.

And it's Sung Tongs.

Don't worry about 1999. You're not in the club.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: B.C. Long on July 19, 2007, 01:52:06 PM
Classic albums are albums that are just as they say, classic on a universal level and aern't debateable.

Anything that isn't a fact is debatable. Not everyone likes Pink Floyd, Ramones, Radiohead. Classic is relative. You're stating opinion. Opinion is debatable. Learn the difference.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 19, 2007, 02:40:45 PM
The intial comment about classic albums only coming out towards the end of decades was a joke, but then you went and presented your list and I pretty much took offense.

Of course not everyone likes Radiohead, but even if they don't like Radiohead, they still have to appreciate Ok Computer, because it's a classic album.

You naming Four Tet, Nick Cave, and Arcade Fire is like someone jumping into a classic movie discussion where people are citing Citizen Kane, 2001, and Pulp Fiction, and you burst in with Crash, House of Sand & Fog, & Vanilla Sky.

Theres a difference between your favorite and the known classics.


Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: B.C. Long on July 19, 2007, 02:51:59 PM
Yeah, I'll agree with your last statement because it's an opinion that I share. Universal Classics aka Majorty Film Community Opinion as opposed to Personal Favorites. I apologize I didn't catch your sarcasm in your initial question. That's not sarcasm, btw.


Of course not everyone likes Radiohead, but even if they don't like Radiohead, they still have to appreciate Ok Computer, because it's a classic album.

Not necessarily. They don't have to acknowledge or appreciate anything. There's no law that says you have to appreciate something you don't like. However I'd say said people are morons.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 19, 2007, 02:57:19 PM
Anyone who doesn't think Ok Computer is a classic album probably thinks the world is flat and we really landed on the moon.

Don't trust anyone who doesn't think it's one of the greatest albums ever made.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: NEON MERCURY on July 19, 2007, 03:59:49 PM
I should have said "classic" albums.

Not your favorite albums.

I'm talking the Ok Computers, the Dark Side Of The Moons, Pauls Boutiques, Joshua Trees, The Ramones.

3 doors down-"the better life" [2000]
bone-thugs-n-harmony-"btnh ressurection" [2000]
disturbed-"the sickness" [2000]
nickelback-"the state" [2000]
papa roach-"infest" [2000]
lifehouse-"no name face" [2000]
good charlotte-"good charlotte" [2000]
sum 41-"hour of power" [2000]
the offspring-"company of one" [2000]
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 19, 2007, 04:06:54 PM
That is the most perfect list I have ever seen.

You know when you're searching for something to say a dickhead likes, but you can never come up with anything? Well, those are the albums I'm always trying to come up with.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: cron on July 20, 2007, 01:12:16 AM
I should have said "classic" albums.

Not your favorite albums.

I'm talking the Ok Computers, the Dark Side Of The Moons, Pauls Boutiques, Joshua Trees, The Ramones.

3 doors down-"the better life" [2000]
bone-thugs-n-harmony-"btnh ressurection" [2000]
disturbed-"the sickness" [2000]
nickelback-"the state" [2000]
papa roach-"infest" [2000]
lifehouse-"no name face" [2000]
good charlotte-"good charlotte" [2000]
sum 41-"hour of power" [2000]
the offspring-"company of one" [2000]


conspiracy
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: B.C. Long on July 20, 2007, 03:42:45 AM
Come on! Get DOWN with the sickness!
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: pumba on July 21, 2007, 05:19:41 PM
The funny thing is a completely agree with ok computer, dark side etc, and I was excited to hear this because of all the hype, but it's such TRASH man! I couldn't get passed the first four songs,
It's like the postal service on crystal meth..but not good.


Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 21, 2007, 05:57:56 PM
I haven't listened to it yet, so I can't really comment.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: JG on July 21, 2007, 07:09:29 PM
The funny thing is a completely agree with ok computer, dark side etc, and I was excited to hear this because of all the hype, but it's such TRASH man! I couldn't get passed the first four songs,
It's like the postal service on crystal meth..but not good.


in what way does this resemble the postal service?  seriously, thats one of craziest things i've ever heard about animal collective. 
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 21, 2007, 07:12:07 PM
Yeah. It's like comparing Frank Capra to Eli Roth.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: pumba on July 21, 2007, 07:54:16 PM
computer processed music, loops, various drums and beats, etc

The first track of the album especially brings me back to them, kind of reminded me of Such Great Heights ..

I felt that I kept waiting for the a certain punch in each song, which I never got...Like it was missing that extra zing, I mean...sure it's cool, for a bit, and this is going to sound like I'm old (and I am) but most of it sounded like noise.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 21, 2007, 08:24:22 PM
It's cool that you didn't like it, it's not like their accessible like a motherfucker.

It's the fact you compared Animal Collective to Postal Service.

Ones an experimental indie band, the others an MTV friendly shitty emo band fronted by a 40 year old fat guy crooning about his high school sweetheart.

Their on different sides of the spectrum.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: squints on July 22, 2007, 05:37:38 PM
everything sounds too programmed. a friend of mine just recently saw them in colorado and complained that it was just a bunch of dudes with their laptops. The percussion on sung tongs and feels had a definite quality to them that was grounded in realistic sounds. Also, i feel this album pales in comparison to panda bear's most recent effort (whose contributions on this album don't stand out at all). I definitely think animal collective is original and creative but i don't see them taking this much further other than maybe giving hope to all the people out there who think they can create original, innovative, and exciting things in music while having no actual musical talent. After a first listen i was disappointed but after revisiting it I'm finding more and more things i like. but i just don't think i like animal collective as much as i thought i did. does that make sense?
do you remember when you'd download a popular song from Kazaa and when you listened to it it was a scrambled digital mess? that's what peacebone sounds like to me.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on July 22, 2007, 08:39:35 PM
I think they get by on hype.

Everyone is jumping all over this album as being great because they think they are supposed to. When Pitchfork, Stereogum, Stylus, and Tiny Mix Tapes come out with their reviews and they aern't very favorable, everyone will come back down to earth.

I haven't heard it yet.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: I Love a Magician on July 22, 2007, 09:22:05 PM
do you remember when you'd download a popular song from Kazaa and when you listened to it it was a scrambled digital mess? that's what peacebone sounds like to me.

did you just listen to the first 45 seconds or what
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: homesick alien on August 02, 2007, 03:41:41 PM
I think this album can certainly be called their best, or at least their most accessible. There's more of a focus on pop structure and lyrical substance. I love the last song "Derek". I think it closes out the album rather well. Also, if you haven't listened to it yet, Panda Bear's album "Person Pitch" is excellent as well.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on August 02, 2007, 06:20:19 PM
I'm going to listen to it tonight.

Top 100 album all time? Most definetely.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: I Love a Magician on August 02, 2007, 06:27:55 PM
i like most all of the songs a lot (esp. for reverend green, peacebone, and fireworks) but something about the production doesn't sit right with me. 'feels' is one of the best sounding albums i've heard because it makes me feel like i'm somewhere when i listen to it. no certain place, but all the songs remind me of different towns and farms i've been to. the new one's great but for some reason the production almost reminds me of a pop album in how it sounds.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on August 23, 2007, 11:53:29 PM
So, do you think this will get universal praise? It's definitely one of the greatest albums of all time (so I've heard).

I predict 10's across the board, and 5's if it's rated out of 5. A+'s and shit.

I'm gonna listen to it tonight FINALLY! WISH ME LUCK!!
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on September 12, 2007, 05:28:22 PM
Pitchfork rated it less than 10. What the fuck do they know?

I'm going to spend some quality time with it this weekend and form my own opinion.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: squints on September 14, 2007, 01:50:48 AM
I seriously thought pitchfork was going to dismiss this album. But they didn't. This masturbatory review coupled with their recent review of the new modest mouse album has completely convinced me that Pitchfork reviews are worth next to nothing. (actually, I think i was convinced that PF was bullshit a long long while ago but for some fucking reason I keep reading it.)

Quote from: The Onion
Music, a mode of creative expression consisting of sound and silence expressed through time, was given a 6.8 out of 10 rating in an review published Monday on Pitchfork Media, a well-known music-criticism website.

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/pitchfork_gives_music_6_8 (http://www.theonion.com/content/news/pitchfork_gives_music_6_8)
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: squints on September 24, 2007, 07:36:16 PM
So last night I saw Animal Collective and I have to say it was one of the most boring lifeless performances I've ever witnessed.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on September 24, 2007, 08:42:38 PM
I still haven't heard it.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: colbent on September 27, 2007, 03:15:12 PM
So last night I saw Animal Collective and I have to say it was one of the most boring lifeless performances I've ever witnessed.

yeah i kind of love them but am completely unexcited about seeing them live this time around, actually i didn't even.

and strawberry jam is kind of lame
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: tpfkabi on October 07, 2007, 02:19:49 PM
did anyone enjoy the performance on Conan?

i've heard a couple of the songs from the record and will probably get it, but i did not enjoy what they played on Conan.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: squints on October 07, 2007, 02:42:39 PM
i thought it was interesting that here is their first national television performance and they play one of the stranger, shorter, droning tracks from Strawberry Jam that doesn't even highlight avey tare's vocal abilities and they didn't play the hits from SJ like Peacebone or For Rev. Green. In the last couple of months I've realized that this is how animal collective rolls and i have to respect them for never playing what they're expected to play and basically doing whatever the hell they want but that sometimes (more often than not) makes for a pretty boring live performance.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: tpfkabi on October 08, 2007, 07:35:45 AM
i don't know what kind of vocal effect Tare (i'm assuming he's the non-Noah guy) had going on.
sounded demonic.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on March 23, 2009, 03:21:31 PM
Merriweather Post Pavillion is one of the best albums I've ever heard. It's perfect. Everything about it. Front beginning to end, it's so good.

Avey Tare has one of the best voices in music today.

I'm seeing them in June. Can't wait.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: modage on March 23, 2009, 04:20:34 PM
i hate this band.  a lot.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: Stefen on March 23, 2009, 04:26:48 PM
WHY? You should love them!

Oh, wait, they're not from Canada.

 :yabbse-grin:
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: tpfkabi on March 24, 2009, 08:00:55 AM
i hate this band.  a lot.

really?
expound.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: squints on March 24, 2009, 04:03:14 PM
i love this band. a lot.
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: diggler on March 30, 2009, 11:20:54 PM
i had a hard time getting into this band, but i loved the panda bear release. merriweather seems to take a page from that style so i like it. their songwriting seems a bit more focused now (which some fans may dislike but hey i'm a simple mind)
Title: Re: animal collective - strawberry jam
Post by: squints on April 03, 2009, 04:10:08 AM
i really wanna know why mod hates this band.


i feel like i'm going on a private witt-ish rant....but how could you not love this shit?



ps. i'm writing this as i'm listening to and jamming on the chords to reverend green over and over and over....
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: modage on April 03, 2009, 10:30:51 AM
it's really grating for me to listen to.  the singers white reggae voice on My Girls makes me want to punch him.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: Stefen on April 03, 2009, 11:28:58 AM
it's really grating for me to listen to.  the singers white reggae voice on My Girls makes me want to punch him.

That's Panda Bear. His voice is an aquired taste. It's very Brian Wilsonesque.

Avey Tare's voice might be more down your alley. Listen to Fireworks. His vocals on that song are outstanding.

AC isn't for everyone. They do take some getting used to, but once it clicks, it REALLY clicks.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: RegularKarate on April 03, 2009, 12:30:22 PM
I totally GET not being into Animal Collective, but I don't understand how his voice is "White Reggae".

I still think AC has yet to put out an album that is solid.  There are always amazing songs that I love, but there are also always songs that go overboard and/or get boring.  MWP is really only half listenable for me... but that one half is grrrrrrrrrrrrreat.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: tpfkabi on April 03, 2009, 03:24:37 PM
i see what mod is saying.

sometimes when he phrases like that - i don't think he did this much on Person Pitch - it's a little annoying.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: Stefen on April 03, 2009, 03:53:27 PM
I totally GET not being into Animal Collective, but I don't understand how his voice is "White Reggae".

I still think AC has yet to put out an album that is solid.  There are always amazing songs that I love, but there are also always songs that go overboard and/or get boring.  MWP is really only half listenable for me... but that one half is grrrrrrrrrrrrreat.

I used to feel the same way. AC had never put out an album that was all the way great. That was until MPP came out this year. It's really a perfect album and one of the best albums I've ever heard. Sung Tongs and Feels each could be combined to create ONE great album, but on their own, they're only half great. MPP is Animal Collectives Pet Sounds.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: tpfkabi on April 03, 2009, 04:19:47 PM
MPP is Animal Collectives Pet Sounds.
Person = Pet
Pitch   = Sounds

I figured that's how he came up with that title, but I've never seen it mentioned in any article or interview.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: KJ on August 10, 2010, 11:51:11 AM
So have anyone seen (or listened to) ODDSAC yet?
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: malkovich on January 12, 2012, 08:08:00 PM
Footage of Animal Collective's recording sessions from Strawberry Jam in 9 minutes (http://vimeo.com/34643803)

It seems no one's posted in this thread for awhile, but for anyone who's interested... It's pretty cool. And they're currently recording their next album which is going to be released this year too, which is also very cool.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: tpfkabi on January 15, 2012, 02:43:02 PM
Hmm, kinda interesting, but it would extremely interesting to see studio footage of them creating just one song from start to finish.

After MPP, both lead singers' solo projects didn't really make that big of an impact. I remember liking Avey Tare's quite a bit, though I haven't listened to it in a while. It didn't seem so indifferent to MPP to be ignored the way it was. Tomboy didn't make near the buzz as Person Pitch either. It was highly anticipated, but seemed to disappear pretty quickly. It did show up on some Best Of lists, but nothing like Person Pitch. Should be interesting to hear what they come up with next.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: KJ on May 28, 2012, 01:27:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8mUixkEyJs

New album announced. 


Well, in case anyone missed.

And this new single is the greatest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCK03Po10iE

!!!!!!
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: malkovich on June 20, 2012, 02:56:01 PM
(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/news/46913/fd610a74.jpg)

So this is a really awful cover. To the point where I kind of love its terribleness. But they wouldn't just slap something together trying to make a deadline or something. This has to be an artistic choice. It'll probably make more sense when the album's released.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: malkovich on July 31, 2012, 04:12:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6cWumQwCqA

thoughts on the new single? i'm loving it, personally. Avey brings back a lot of the weird abrasiveness that they departed from on MPP. It definitely recalls strawberry jam more than anything, which is a really, really great thing.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on July 31, 2012, 09:23:02 PM
The music is really good. I especially like that accordion or organ run.

But the vocals are abysmal. If it's meant to be grating, mission accomplished. I'm just not feeling the payoff. All I can picture is the vocalist making weird faces and singing into his laptop mic. To paraphrase RK... well actually I'll just quote RK...

sounds like a stoner just discovered garageband
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: malkovich on August 22, 2012, 01:22:33 AM
http://radio.myanimalhome.net/

the new album streaming! i've been listening to this non-stop the last few days. i'd be lying if i said i didn't feel underwhelmed after the first listen. but the production on this is reallllllly dense and weird, and it's definitely not done any favors by the serious compression for the stream. it's a grower. i really love it, though. these are a great collection of songs that i'm sure will sound even better once they have the proper audio quality to back them up :)
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: mogwai on November 11, 2012, 12:47:19 PM
Their previous album is a masterpiece. The new one is almost unlistenable. Wtf happened?
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: Stefen on November 11, 2012, 01:11:39 PM
They brought Deakin back, the worst thing about their band. Probably kicked him out for sucking then had to bring him back because of a court order or something.

It's like PTA making CMBB and then after all the praise and accolades, going, "Guz, I have you in mind for my next one. Question -- Do you own a sailors getup??"
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: mogwai on November 11, 2012, 02:33:25 PM
They brought Deakin back, the worst thing about their band. Probably kicked him out for sucking then had to bring him back because of a court order or something.

It's like PTA making CMBB and then after all the praise and accolades, going, "Guz, I have you in mind for my next one. Question -- Do you own a sailors getup??"

Well, I have to see if I can agree with you since I haven't seen The Master yet. But I googled some info about the recent album and that Deakin dude should've stayed away.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: JG on November 11, 2012, 07:32:48 PM
what don't you like about the album?
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: KJ on November 12, 2012, 05:41:58 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8zl4tVWUE1qgxty6o1_1280.jpg)(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8zl4tVWUE1qgxty6o2_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: mogwai on November 13, 2012, 11:12:18 AM
what don't you like about the album?

I think I have to back my earlier comment about the new record. First of all, I have the album on Spotify so I have no reason to complain, yeah? Second, I have of course listened to it more now and it's not bad at all. And it's not as accessible as their previous record. But I know it will grow on me. And I think they didn't want to do a MPP part 2.
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: KJ on December 08, 2015, 08:17:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw2ssNnA_Es

good? bad? I like it!
Title: Re: animal collective
Post by: cronopio2 on December 08, 2015, 01:33:12 PM
it's not bad, but not a favorite.

the sampling of wipeout makes me think my spotify fucked up the song