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The 60 Best Albums of 2007

From tech house to Radiohead and Americana to indie and everything in between, the 60 best albums of 2007 included many of the 2000s' best albums.

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Panda Bear's Last Night at the Regency

Panda Bear's show is truly a vocal performance backed by pulsating electronica with his latest, Buoys, as the primary source for much of the set.

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Animal Collective Dives Into the Sea with 'Tangerine Reef'

Baltimore's resident oddball experimental quartet Animal Collective add a new dimension to their sound - for a good cause - on Tangerine Reef.

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Animal Collective - "Kinda Bonkers" (Singles Going Steady)

Like much of Animal Collective's best work, “Kinda Bonkers” is bursting with ideas.

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Animal Collective Is Going Wild

Animal Collective: "There’s something about playing a show full of new songs that no one’s ever heard before that I’d be sad to get rid of completely."

Allison Stewart
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Animal Collective: Painting With

With its focus on tight song craft and stylistic familiarity, Painting With is what Animal Collective sounds like when they stick to the script.

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Animal Collective - "FloriDada" (Singles Going Steady)

“Floridada” sounds as much of a sunny-side parody of Animal Collective as you could get.

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Animal Collective Drop Their New Single "FloriDada"

Animal Collective returns with "FloriDada" and a new album release in early 2016.

A. Noah Harrison
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Panda Bear: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

Pushing into a more electronic realm, the prolific Animal Collective member rips through his own conventions on his latest solo effort.

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Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks: Enter the Slasher House

Because everything -- the drums, the reverb, the extra blips and bloops that end up sounding like blahs -- is in such excess, it’s an exhausting listen to get to the end.

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bEEdEEgEE: SUM/ONE

SUM/ONE has enough excellently trippy dance tracks to overlook a few sub-par songs.

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Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit (photos)

My only criticism of the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is that too much great music was programmed at the same time, forcing some difficult decisions about where and when to show up. The 2014 edition cannot come soon enough.

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2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit (Preview and Schedule)

The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit will take place from October 25 - 27 in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Counterbalance No. 128: Animal Collective's 'Merriweather Post Pavilion'

Venture my way into the dark where we can sweat. One takes the 128th most acclaimed album by the hand. Animal Collective’s indie rock sensation is the focus of this week’s Counterbalance.

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Fall 2012 New Music Playlist

Another listening session with background notes to ease the transition into fall, including new music off highly anticipated releases from indie strongholds Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective along with singles from upcoming releases from Tame Impala and Matt and Kim.

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Animal Collective to Release New 10" Single + Live Performance Videos

The second single from Animal Collective's “Centipede Hz is "Applesauce”" and it's releasing on November 11th with the B-side being "Crimson". The band will also play Conan tonight and Fallon on October 4th.

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Animal Collective: Centipede Hz

While Centipede Hz may not match up to Merriweather Post Pavilion as a creative achievement, it definitely makes a strong statement of its own, as Animal Collective puts more flesh and blood into its sublime soundscapes.

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Five Things We Can Learn from Pitchfork's "The People’s List"

Pitchfork's end-of-the-summer experiment, a global vote called "The People's List", resulted in a final list that was unsurprising to most and enraging to others. PopMatters examines five things we can take from this list, not just about Pitchfork but about contemporary indie music as a whole.

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Those People's Lists: On Pitchfork's Favorite Albums, 1996-2011

On the occasion of Pitchfork's first ever crowdsourced Best Of list, we reappraise the webzine's favorite albums of 1996-2011.

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Animal Collective Releases "Today's Supernatural" Single from Upcoming Album

Animal Collective are releasing their first single tomorrow from their new full-length Centipede Hz coming this September. "Today's Supernatural" will be available for digital purchase on 31 July, but you can stream it now.

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Kraftwerk and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan Crash the High Art Party

What happens when the world of rock music collides with the world of the fine arts?

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Animal Collective Releasing 'CENTIPEDE Hz' in Late Summer

Animal Collective has just announced that their latest album, CENTIPEDE Hz, will be releasing this September 4th via Domino Records...

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Spoek Mathambo: Father Creeper

With a lot going on, South African Spoek Mathambo's second album unleashes township tech on unsuspecting passers by. While it's good, it doesn't quite fully hang together.

Jez Collins
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Apparat: The Devil's Walk

The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.

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Panda Bear: Tomboy

One-fourth of the Animal Collective follows up his miraculous Person Pitch with a collection of mood pieces that suppresses his effusions into a consistent shade of gray.

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Top Ten Tracks for Your Holiday Playlist

Weary of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” for the 567th time? Here's an alternate selection of songs to consider spinning during the holiday season.

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Various Artists: F*>k Dance Let’s Art; Sounds from a New American Underground

!K7 Records tries to make sense of chillwave, witch house, Animal Collective, and other neo-electronic non-dance artists.

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Glasser: Ring

Glasser’s debut album, Ring, is filled with the kind of indie-pop pedigree that makes music PR people froth at the mouth. Fortunately, the album is hardly a collection of popular indie derivatives.

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Chilled to Spill: How The Oil Spill Ruined Chillwave’s Summer Vacation

Empty nostalgia or a realignment of values, chillwave's alchemical waste-sounds may be on the cusp of a deadbeat summer.

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Psych-Horror Flick as Music Video, or Vice Versa: Animal Collective's 'Oddsac'

Musically and visually, Animal Collective's new "visual album" 'Oddsac' is unmistakably in the group's wheelhouse: unapologetically and uncompromisingly weird, possessed of a singular vision, and all the more compelling for it.

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Pitchfork: The Taste Maker

Judging by the "Top Ten" list of hundreds of critics in Village Voice's Pazz and Jop Poll, Pitchfork is either really good, or critics are becoming really lazy.

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Excepter: Black Beach

Before Excepter's full-length Presidence arrives, the NYC noise collective offer an LP/DVD of their open-air performances along the beaches of central California.

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Animal Collective: Campfire Songs

Animal Collective's version of sitting on the porch and strumming the day away is actually quite cohesive and pleasant.

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