Sunday, March 25 2007
Animal Collective's Noah Lennox returns for his third solo outing. The tunes are fantastic, but their thrill is not without limits.
Friday, October 6 2006
Glam rock laced with obscure super hero references and sapphic celebration, anyone? Yes, please. But don't get too hung up on the sci-fi sex trappings. At the radioactive core of Atomic Swindlers is a solid rock band that doesn't require gimmicks.
Sunday, October 16 2005
Yet another gorgeous album of magic and whimsy from everyone's favorite purveyors of shamanistic pop.
Thursday, May 26 2005
Hardly even a small step in Animal Collective's evolution, Prospect Hummer offers more of the same, only this time with a songbird amongst all the panda bears and rabbits.
Monday, July 26 2004
This release carries on the growing legacy of an important new American band who have made it safe for us all to return to the woods.
Wednesday, May 5 2004
Sung Tongs is an inch more sublime than anything they’ve done previously, with more phenomenal use of their manic choir of Motown vocals, less scattered, clique-ish dissonance, and more sideshow bubblegum-pop freaking out on god-knows-what powerful substance.
Wednesday, November 12 2003
Animal Collective creates melodies with their vocals or with their instruments that are either accessible or challenging—sometimes both at once—and molds it all into tracks and albums with a spacey, out of this world sound.