Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
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IsItLuck?
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


4939 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Saying an album sounds homogeneous doesn't mean all the songs are the same.


next time you should put a [2], for the secondary definition of homogeneous, or just say the structure sounds the same so there is no confusion with your assault of verbal vomit.



Also, if texture isn't the most characteristic or important thing AC has worked with over their career, what is? Since you're such an expert and all.


I wasn't saying texture wasn't their most important characteristic. I was implying that you were comparing the texture Merriweather Post Pavilion to Sung Tongs while leaving out their past two albums, therefore appearing ignorant of their music as a whole.



Way to not actually read what I said.

jontheatheist
January 6th 2009


79 Comments


what the hell, I'll post it up since its already written.

204409
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


3998 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Well the only album I haven't heard in full is Feels, which I just streamed a significant amount of, so ya, I think I have decent grip on what they're working with. So do you agree with me that texture is the most important part, or what? Let's get on with talking about the music instead of getting all caught up in the mechanics of arguing.



Lewis, I was saying Strawberry Jam is an album that is still eclectic enough to avoid the pure homogeneity of MPP, but I could hear them restricting some of the diversity and contrast that made Sung Tongs enjoyable. It was still a weird ass surprising album, but the extrema were clipped. Neatly trimmed, making the listening experience somewhat more unified. Sorry if that was unclear. Think of it like Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue. It's a transition between the obvious use of metal in Choirs of the Eye to the absence of metal in Blue Lambency Downward. Strawberry Jam was a transitional album in that respect. I could hear them hint at some real homogeneity in Strawberry Jam's diminished textural and song to song variety.

204409
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


3998 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

And I do agree that the homogeneity makes MPP more immediately listenable, though that's the exact opposite of why I ever listened to them in the first place.

jontheatheist
January 6th 2009


79 Comments


You listened to them because they were hard to listen to?



kingsoby1
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


4969 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Jon T Heat Heist tryna pwn

iarescientists
January 6th 2009


5865 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

guys stop arguing



animal collective is about love and harmony and tripping balls on some bad acid D:

kingsoby1
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


4969 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

ya im definitely gonna listen to this while mowing my lawn

andersvisa
January 6th 2009


32 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I still can't comprehend the hype around any of this bands material.



This is by far the most overhyped and overated peices of music I have ever heard.

iarescientists
January 6th 2009


5865 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it's a lot easier if you don't try to overanalyze it like and just let it sink in

Electric City
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


15760 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

this is that good

mynameischan
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


17960 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

itt robots can't enjoy music

Doppelganger
January 6th 2009


3124 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

What a predictable Greer opinion.

P13
January 6th 2009


1327 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Pretty good

kingsoby1
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


4969 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

chan bastion of human emotion righ hurrThis Message Edited On 01.06.09

iarescientists
January 6th 2009


5865 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

itt robots can't enjoy music




then how do you explain daft punk

Electric City
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


15760 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

idk if ryan said this somewhere already but its gonna take something mindblowingly amazing to take this from my number one spot. My rating could very conceivably up to a 5 depending on how it ages

mynameischan
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


17960 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

haha best album of 2009?????!!!!



possibly!!

iarescientists
January 6th 2009


5865 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

best album of 2010

plane
Emeritus
January 6th 2009


6308 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Lewis, I was saying Strawberry Jam is an album that is still eclectic enough to avoid the pure homogeneity of MPP, but I could hear them restricting some of the diversity and contrast that made Sung Tongs enjoyable. It was still a weird *** surprising album, but the extrema were clipped. Neatly trimmed, making the listening experience somewhat more unified. Sorry if that was unclear. Think of it like Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue. It's a transition between the obvious use of metal in Choirs of the Eye to the absence of metal in Blue Lambency Downward. Strawberry Jam was a transitional album in that respect. I could hear them hint at some real homogeneity in Strawberry Jam's diminished textural and song to song variety.


Word, makes sense. I'm still a little lost as to how you feel the album was "neatly trimmed" but you're probably viewing it from a different angle than I am- which, to be honest, is a large reason why I like Animal Collective so much because everyone seems to have their own personal view on any one album.

And I do agree that the homogeneity makes MPP more immediately listenable, though that's the exact opposite of why I ever listened to them in the first place.


Explain?



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