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#1
IMO the best release of 2005 was Animal Collective's "Feels". Experimental/indie/folk. Often catchy. The best song I thought was "Turn into something" which has inventive as all hell lyrics and a swooning chorus.
#2
Love Animal Collective. Hopefully seeing them Feb. 24th....
#6
Okay, here's a story. One night, I'm lying in bed watching Rage, and thinking "Damnit, music sucks nowadays." It was just song after song of lame modern punk and hardcore. I was just about to turn off the tv, when suddenly this song comes on. There are these weird vocal harmonies, and strange dissonant guitars and things. The whole video is in vibrant negative colours. "Whoa! What the hell is this?" It was Grass by Animal Collective. They saved my faith in modern music. I still haven't bought an album, but I'm going to soon.
#10
Rather than starting a new thread, I decided to revive this year old one. Yes yes...double post. But I think since a year and two days has passed since the last post, it is excusable.

Now a lot has changed with me in that year. Animal Collective is just about my favorite band these days. I have almost every album of theirs (not including EPs, because those are so hard to find). But this is what I have now:

Feels
Sung Tongs
Here Comes the Indian
Hollinndagin
Spirit They've Gone Spirit They've Vanished
Danse Manatee
People EP
Prospect Hummer EP

You guys don't understand how amazing they are. I don't understand how amazing they are. But they are, indeed, amazing. I can't even write more, because I'm too busy dancing to Alvin Row.
#11
Sung Tongs is really neat. I think that's the album most of what I have heard of Animal Collective has been from. I've been trying to hear a lot more of them and (of which I heard mostly heard Brighten The Corners) Pavement (and Wilco, too, although I've already heard a lot more of them than the other two), cause they left a good impression on me, but I don't think I have heard anything from "Feels". Very neat band, anyway. How varied are their albums? Are they all like Radically different from one another or anything? What would I like if I enjoyed things from Sung Tongs, eh?
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#14
Young Prayer is alright, but from the two songs I have heard Person Pitch is going to be amazing...and also overlooked come its release in March being that it has some huge bands to compete with
#16
^lots of albums
Arcade Fire
Modest Mouse
Andrew Bird
Bright Eyes EP

so there is some stiff competition there as far as indie land goes
#17
I didn't realize Arcade Fire. My English teacher was playing some during lunch. I guess it must have been leaked stuff.

Anyway: Animal Collective.

They have some may tour dates, but unfortunately for me, no California ones yet.

05-14 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
05-15 Newport, KY - Southgate House
05-16 Lexington, KY - The Dame
05-17 Chicago, IL - Metro
05-18 Iowa City, IA - Picador
05-19 Omaha, NE - Sokol
05-21 Denver, CO - Cervantes
05-22 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
05-24 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
05-25 Marfa, TX - The Marfa Ballroom
05-26 Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
05-27 Austin, TX - Antone's
05-29 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
#19
you'll get 'em anyway...

I liked that Panda Bear track a lot Dorkus, really neet
the heart is a risky fuel to burn
#20
hollinndagin has the best cd sleeve thing...i just wanted to let you all know that
#22
It made me very happy when I opened it since it reminded me of vinyl albums, but that is only logical being that it was a vinyl only release
#23
I love Animal Collective. Such great, creative music. I'm more partial to Sung Tongs myself, but I still think Feels is brilliant.
#24
Quote by DorkusMalorkus
I didn't realize Arcade Fire. My English teacher was playing some during lunch. I guess it must have been leaked stuff.

Anyway: Animal Collective.

They have some may tour dates, but unfortunately for me, no California ones yet.

05-14 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
05-15 Newport, KY - Southgate House
05-16 Lexington, KY - The Dame
05-17 Chicago, IL - Metro
05-18 Iowa City, IA - Picador
05-19 Omaha, NE - Sokol
05-21 Denver, CO - Cervantes
05-22 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
05-24 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
05-25 Marfa, TX - The Marfa Ballroom
05-26 Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
05-27 Austin, TX - Antone's
05-29 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre

THE GYPSY TEA ROOM IS SHUTTING DOWN , all shows that were lined up were moved to the Granada Theatre...I'm goin though with a few of my friends.
#26
Quote by WhereArtEsteban
THE GYPSY TEA ROOM IS SHUTTING DOWN , all shows that were lined up were moved to the Granada Theatre...I'm goin though with a few of my friends.


That's really a bummer. The venue where I saw Animal Collective last year, The Temple Club, has since shut-down too. It sucks because that was pretty much the only venue in town for good independent music. I saw mewithoutYou, Make Believe, and Cursive there as well.
#27
Quote by DorkusMalorkus

Feels
Sung Tongs
Here Comes the Indian
Hollinndagin
Spirit They've Gone Spirit They've Vanished
Danse Manatee
People EP
Prospect Hummer EP


wtf, i had no idea they released so many albums. out of those i'm missing danse manatee, people, and hollinndagin, are they worth getting?

weird that this thread is still around for you to revive it, a year later.
#28
Quote by system
wtf, i had no idea they released so many albums. out of those i'm missing danse manatee, people, and hollinndagin, are they worth getting?

weird that this thread is still around for you to revive it, a year later.

People is really good, half of Hollinndagin is really good, don't know about Danse Manatee...
#31
Just got my People EP today. It's a good teaser for the new album, though I still need to pick up a few things from their back catalog.. I only have Feels, Prospect Hummer, and People.
#33
If you can, I'd say get Spirit They've Gone Spirit They've Vanish/Danse Manatee before Sung Tongs on the grounds that it is way better.

And by the way, does anyone know where I can get the original copies of Spirit and Manatee rather than the reissued ones? I really want to the orginals (I already have the reissue).
#39
do you think i could find Animal Collectiv cds at like FYE, cause i wanna get Feels