Monday, February 2, 2009

Music Review: Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (****)

"Merriweather Post Pavilion was released a few weeks back during a tidal wave of anticipation, hype, and critical adoration. In that time I’ve attempted the near-impossible task of tuning out the endless web chatter and glowing proclamations which have chalked the record up to something to the effect of the most important musical statement since Kid A. Evidenced by the fact that I’m even privy to these notions confirms that I haven’t completely succeeded in my task, yet if any band can withstand the barrage of acclaim being hurled its way – and, ironically, in a way not seen since the aforementioned Radiohead turned a corner from post-Brit Pop guitar heroes to experimental iconoclasts – it’s Animal Collective, and their stunning ninth album, Merriweather Post Pavilion." [Continue Reading]

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