Thursday, 22 January 2009
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
What a way to see in 2009! This album is a sign of the times. Bringing together hugely echoed, synth laden soundscapes, crazy beats and vocal harmonies with the ridiculously catchy pop hooks of tracks like 'My Girls' and 'In The Flowers.' There is more attention on the vocals and Avey Tare's amazing voice, the harmonies are subtle and show a lot of care and consideration making their sound more accessible to wider audiences. This truly is Animal Collective at their best, there is so much going on in any one track you find something new every time you listen, you just get the feeling that these songs will sound amazing live. Even the album artwork takes a minute or two to get your head round.
Even though we are only in January will surely be one of the top albums of the year
for many critics.