Animal Collective
Feels


5.0
classic

Review

by Sleaper USER (3 Reviews)
August 19th, 2012 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A sound that is so perfect and adventurous it makes everything come together. Fun, catchy and poppy at times, scary and hauntingly beautiful at others.

Having a connection with an album is one thing, but being physically dragged into an album is another. Animal Collective have morphed a story of life and feelings into the space of fifty-two minutes, A story of being happy and free, to being sad and locked up.
This Album has to be divided into four parts to get the full kick. First off i want to call section one the Jump. Opening with did you see the worlds, i felt a sense of getting outside of your comfort zone and exploring new ***... fun ***. Fun catchy hooks, loops and an all-round sense of pop allows us to walk into this story taking a virtual dive into a lucid world.

When Grass starts its the beginning of the trip, section two, just walking through a grass field walking around and doing whatever. By the end of it we are on the high, running, jumping, head banging and doing whatever the imagination allows us to do. So now im on a trip with AC exploring nature and seeing what they are seeing. “Sometimes you hear me when others they can't hear me, hallelujah!” is animal collective basically saying “You don’t get it unless you open yourself up and take the dive with us”.

Once Purple bottle finishes im now on a come down (part three). Still with AC, walking into a dark, freaky, eery forest with nothing but a sense of regret. The album all of a sudden turns into a weird sort of ambient like ghost. This is the part where the protagonist is starting to lose energy and hope for himself. “Please take your time” is what we are told. Relax... Things will get better.
Still creeping through the woods with the guys, the protagonist is hurled into a scared state by being surpassed by creatures and demons, remembering the bad things in life, the chilling past that each individual in the world has.
Lock raven is the absolute scariest point where we are deep in the woods, under a tree, all around a fire, curled up in a ball crying not knowing what to do, not knowing where the protagonist is going, and simply not knowing HOW to get out of this lucid portal. Loch raven to me is the most meaningful song on feels, as its entire point is you might seem like your alone, but your really not. Loch raven starts off with a depressing piano riff and and the nightmarish like whispering voice that avey provides, eventually leading in are pandabears backing vocals, and a powerful percussion beats. Eventually deakin and geologist come in aswell, telling us that they are here with us and they want us to take the next step forward with them, “Go walk with me, Leave your wounding girl”.

The final part of the album is to be called moving on. Turn into something starts with a catchy guitar riff, leading into a warped sort of happy state. So now knowing that AC are going back to reality, we are faced with the decision of moving on, or to go back to the past. Probably the most fun song on the album, fast paced, catchy and simply full of joy.
The album finishes with the words “You’ll turn into something, you SHOULD into something” giving us this feeling and hope of just doing it and being who you want to be. Moving on from the past and taking opportunities when they come.


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Sleaper
August 19th 2012


3480 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

First review, let me know what i can improve on.. thanks mannnnz

Piglet
August 19th 2012


7980 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

well yea

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2012


16683 Comments


so is this music or what?

Observer
Emeritus
August 19th 2012


8672 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

FUCK ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

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WeepingBanana
August 19th 2012


10639 Comments


lol review is pretty big failure but it's a heroic failure so i'll give you that

breakingthefragile
August 19th 2012


3104 Comments


I know dem feels bro.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 19th 2012


57454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

sweet

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breakingthefragile
August 19th 2012


3104 Comments


About the actual review, I'd change the summary to well, an actual summary. Also, this is kind of just a walk through/interpretation of the record, you should of described how good the music is more, especially when you give something a 5.

Sleaper
August 19th 2012


3480 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

cheers duuude

breakingthefragile
August 19th 2012


3104 Comments


No problem.

Sleaper
August 19th 2012


3480 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

how do i edit a review?

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2012


16683 Comments


"you should of described how good the music is more, especially when you give something a 5."

that's what I was getting at in an assholish way

Sleaper
August 19th 2012


3480 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this albums almost like a movie for me tho, its weird trying to describe it in an audio perspective.

It was a challenge but yeh, if i failed which i prob did, it was worth a go

KILL
August 19th 2012


81241 Comments


2 negs its his first review you pricks give him a break

kill4staff 2012

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2012


16683 Comments


LMAO

InFiction
August 19th 2012


3925 Comments


Definitely one of their better records.

Aids
August 19th 2012


24461 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

tfw someone negs your Feels review

ZedO
August 19th 2012


1096 Comments


indeed

Friday13th
August 19th 2012


7145 Comments


Not bad. I suggest if you're gonna go for this walk-through style at least give some closing comments to wrap it all up. I'd save something this ambitious for long after you've done some more standard reviews.

Calc
Contributing Reviewer
August 19th 2012


16683 Comments


I wouldn't do it then either unless you mention the music somewhere



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