Saturday, October 17, 2009

25. Animal Collective - Brothersport (2009)

Ever since the beginning, each successive Animal Collective release has leaned a little more towards the pop world than the album before it. Finally with this years Merriweather Post Pavilion, the band fully went for it and the result was amazing. Injecting a deep bass groove and sharp electronics into each song, this album was a breath of fresh air to start this year after a fairly stale 2008. Each song on the album is it's own journey, and is the sound of the band changing from their old ways, while still remaining Animal Collective through and through. This song, the final track on the album, has a real summery, tropical groove, and might be the most like the previous albums by the band, with it's repetition and strange vocal noises.

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