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MUSIC REVIEW | Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)

Animal Collective

Animal Collective is a band name that I know I’ve seen on several end of year ‘Best Of’ lists in the past. It’s a name that is already in my iTunes library, based on those lists. But it’s also a name that I know I have ever taken that next step with. The step of actually listening to them. But then I saw Merriweather Post Pavilion on yet another ‘Best Of’ list. I can’t remember where it was, but it made me finally pay Animal Collective some actual attention, of the listening kind.

Starting off with a psychedelic meditation that turns into a nightmarish sinisterism, that seamlessly slips back into weightlessly floating on a trippy cloud, In the Flowers brings together every negative attribute I would usually associate with any band described as ‘experimental’. But the end result is something hypnotising and easy to let wash over you. (more…)