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Merriweather Post Pavilion

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Their ninth full-length. The whoops and hollers that previously held together the sublime, chaotic urgency of their earlier work now signal the calm sense of euphoria and wonder that ripples through this wide eyed record.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 20, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Domino
  • ASIN: B001MW0J2O
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,455 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Animal Collective are one of the most acclaimed indie bands around. They're also one of the most polarizing. You don't often hear someone say, "Animal Collective? Meh. They're okay." It's either, "Man, they're freaking awesome," or "Ya, I just don't get it. What's the appeal?" I was a longtime member of the latter group until about a year ago. Admittedly, I hadn't heard too much of their stuff, what I had heard was mostly their oldest (read: weirdest) stuff, and I had never really given them the time of day. Then I heard the song "#1" from the album 'Strawberry Jam' and really liked it. I listened to the rest of the album and it all just clicked. From there, I fell in love with the band, dutifully scrounging up their past albums.

It was with great anticipation that I listened to 'Merriweather'. I had never heard any live versions of these songs at all before playing this album. I went in with completely virgin ears, free of any expectations or preconceived notions. IMO, this is their greatest album to date, and frankly, it isn't even close. That says more about the quality of MPP then it does of their previous albums.

This has more of an "electronic" sound (for lack of a better word) than past albums. It's not electro-pop or anything like that (maybe "Summertime Clothes" is), but it is very bassy and beat driven. You could almost put this on for a dance party (almost.) I could even imagine an avant garde hip-hop artist rhyming over some of these beats. After finding out that this album was produced by Ben Allen, who has worked with the likes of Gnarls Barkley, P. Diddy, and Christina Aguilera, it made total sense.

It starts off mellow enough, with the wonderful "In the Flowers.
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The hype has been deafening to say the least. As soon as this album leaked, there were bloggers and reviewers literally falling all over themselves to praise this album. They were already declaring the race for best album of 2009 over 20 days in to the new year and some even went so far as to declare Merriweather Post Pavilion the best album of the decade. One thing is clear, if 2008 lacked a clearly defined critical darling, 2009 already has one with this album.

MPP is sort of a refinement of the direction Animal Collective took with Strawberry Jam. Strawberry Jam may have been their first major stab at pop songwriting, and it felt like a conscious break from their previous work. Instead of working with studio trickery and writing songs based on what kind of warped madness and manipulation they could throw in, Strawberry Jam's songwriting felt sturdy, like they could stand on their own with just an acoustic guitar. MPP has this sturdy songwriting as well for the most part, and most of the rougher parts have been sanded off as well. There's no crazy howling like on Reverend Green or Peacebone this time out. MPP is smooth, dreamy, and downright pleasant. It might be their most accessible album.

MPP makes use of drum loops, samples, and electronics for most of its sound backdrops. It's not electro-pop exactly, but it uses these elements to make a hazy and dreamy atmosphere for most of the songs. It fits in with Radiohead's Kid A and Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot as albums that make creative use out of electronics while not being full blown electronica albums.

Sonically, it's most indebted to Panda Bear's solo album Person Pitch, particularly on songs like Guys Eyes and My Girls, where there's a lot of repetition and texture.
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For my money, Animal Collective's previous attempts at forging some pastiche of tribal spontaneity and skewed approximations of Beach Boy harmonies all failed miserably. I just didn't "get" them. The supposed cathartic power of their whimsical non-melodic non-pop song experiments was, to my confused ears, just pretentious dreck. The depth of their unconventionality, I was convinced, was matched only by their lack of talent.

Needless to say, this album really changed my opinion of the band. This is, as has been echoed by all of the fawning critics, their most polished, accessible, and ultimately best work to date. Which is to say, of course, that this is far from Top 40 material. The subtle layering of vocals over the wafting ether of what sounds like an orchestra of found organic sounds is really quite gorgeous.

In an age of the quick fix, individual MP3 song download, it is refreshing to hear an entire album that was and is meant as a whole album to be listened to in one sitting, in its entirety. MPP plays like some alien pastoral symphony, as one long piece divided into subtly shifting movements designated as "songs".

So maybe I was wrong about the band this whole time? I will definitely have to revisit their previous albums.
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Let me start off by saying that this is a record for people with rather advanced styles of musical enjoyment. Despite this album being amazingly immediate in it's own way, new fans to Animal Collective might find this record a bit different. To get a better understanding of this record, I highly suggest listening to Animal Collective's records prior to this one, first. This goes with every other Animal Collective album.
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Merriweather Post Pavilion happens to mark Animal Collective's highest point in their musical career. With prior experimental albums such as "Feels" and the intense "Strawberry Jam", Merriweather Post Pavilion really "floats". Lead vocalists Panda Bear and Avey Tare have never sounded better together. Sample musician Geologist has picked sounds that have never sounded so interesting. With trippy opener "In the Flowers", a druggy guitar strums, then followed by pretty vocals from Avey Tare. After a minute or so, the song bursts without warning. The "burst" of the song then dies down, and the song fades out with the sound of wind. The wind segues into the second track, "My Girls". This is by far the most appealing track on the record to the common music listener. The song starts with triplet sprinkles of pop noise, which is soon followed by Panda Bear's main vocals, backed by Avey Tare. As the song carries on, it becomes more involved. The tempo changes throughout, many layered vocals are added, and even the occasional floor tom is added during the verse and chorus of this great song. With a catchy hook and enticing beat, "My Girls" is not here to disappoint. "Also Frightened", the third track, flows in. Although the title of the song sounds dark and eerie, the song's context is quite the opposite.
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