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Fantastic album, sounds great, but minor issue with vinyl itself
on June 8, 2011
"Feels" is, in my opinion, Animal Collective's best. Listeners will embark on a trippy musical voyage with this one. Some of the tracks seem a bit slow at first, but they improve with subsequent listens. Overall, this records has a bouncy tone that reminds me of childhood mixed with psychedelic drugs. Track picks : "Grass," "Have You Seen the Words?," "Turn Into Something"
I would recommend that fans of this album (or any other AC album) buy this double LP. The packaging and vinyl are sturdy. Albums like this sound fantastic on the turntable; you will pick up on little textures you may have not noticed with a CD or digital copy.
However, I will warn those who may be interested in buying this album (or any other pressed by this label, considering that the same problem could come with other LPs as well) that I received a flawed copy of the album. The music itself was great, but the vinyl disc was not properly cut in the factory, so it had a lot of excess vinyl on one end. It wouldn't spin in my record player at all. I decided to cut the excess of with an Xacto knife (my dad, a graphic artist, helped). If you have this same problem, don't fret because it's fixable, just be very, very careful :)