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Merriweather Post Pavilion

10 Jan. 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 10 Jan. 2009
  • Label: Domino Recording Co
  • Copyright: 2009 Domino Recording Co Ltd
  • Total Length: 55:02
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002PJGFL2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,784 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 May 2009
Format: Audio CD
There are many reviews on Amazon of Merriweather Post Pavilion and clearly it is polarising opinion which in one sense is the sign of a great album. While I understand the "don't get it" mentality some of the destructive negativity that goes with it is probably undeserved. Although there are some albums (mostly by Razorlight) which I would happily turn a flamethrower full on or attack with a sledgehammer so I do understand the sentiment.

A theory - it seems to me that the roots all modern rock music can be traced back in some form to 3 key sources the Velvet Underground's debut album, Pet Sounds & Smile by the Beach Boys and the wider work of the Beatles. Ok it's a vast over generalisation but stick with me. Animal Collective stand in the line of experimentation started by Brian Wilson that has clearly developed over time with a multitude of influences such as Mercury Rev, Grandaddy, Flaming Lips and Beck. Some including Alan McGee have even cited Hall and Oates. As a comparision "I can't go for that" (sorry) yet when MPP works it is joyful, transcending and breathtaking and I sort of know what he means.

Surely the point is that Animal Collective are a bunch of magpies who are "stealing with pride" and who in addition bring their own high level of originality and dreamy pop to create a new fusion that takes music into new realms. If you don't get it fair enough; but to these ears "My Girls" "Summertime Clothes" and "Lion in a coma" are classic pop songs which are infectious and innovative. "No more runnin" is wonderfully ambient and laidback as "Bluish" is exhilarating.

"My Girls" has already been re-mixed by a huge range of artists (the HATCHMATIX disco mix is especially good so to the Pitch Lab edit) and is vying for the song of the year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Jan. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Animal Collective's Wikipedia entry made me smile.
"Genres : Experimental; Noise Pop; Freak Folk;
Indie Rock; Neo-Psychedelia".

Crikey ! The Wolf was going to have to check this one out for sure.

Being an AC virgin their admirers will, of course,
be way ahead of me in appreciating the finer points
of this cracking little ensemble's handiwork.

First things first. It's pretty music.
Pretty strange too given that very little else has ever
emerged from the bowels of Baltimore that might be deemed
beautiful ( Mr Waters' marvelous films notwithstanding ).

The eleven tracks in this collection plough a fairly uniform
furrow but the bid to retain our attention is largely sustained.
The sound is dense, crystalline, homogenous.
The melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structure of the songs is
complex but approachable.

There are some real delights to be found here.

The gentle pulse of 'Bluish' embraces an engagingly warm
composition evocative of West Coast 60's tripedelia.

Rolf Harris's contribution to 'Lion In A Coma' did not go
unnoticed. It enhances one of the album's most jaunty and
uplifting numbers.

Closing track 'Brother Sport' is saturated with Caribbean sunlight.

The whole experience made me think of what fish at the bottom
of a pond might hear if this music were played at a picnic
parked up beside the water's edge.

The fish are dancing !

Delightful.
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By Kees Popinga on 16 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
What, 18 months passed since I first heard this?
Deeper in love with it each time.
It's a proper record - unfolds and grows and has not dimmed - only burned brighter.
Look - we know some love some stuff and some don't. Some love blonde, some love red, some love big, some small, some boys, some girls, and some love to be alone.
I love this album.
The bad reviewers are entitled - but be careful ; surely you want to chance a fiver on something that has moved the earth for so many people rather than miss out. You might hate it yeah. But have a heart - it's a proper life changer if you dig it. Don't pass up that chance for goodness sake eh? Five quid for a possible favourite album ever! Go on.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Marley's Ghost on 28 Jan. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Animal Collective are a band who can go into your kitchen and, armed with a collection of glass bowls, saucepans and the contents of your cutlery draw, could produce a masterpiece... or conversely sound like a bunch of kids mucking about in the kitchen. This is because they completely understand the basic beauty and evocative nature of sound, but sometimes get lost between the original idea and the final product.

I can put up with the near misses if they continue to come up with those astonishing moments when, out of a seemingly chaotic mess, everything resolves with a single note or chord change.

This obviously puts a lot of people off, and tries their patience. 12 minutes of "Visiting friends" is not for everyone, but I completely understand and love that track. All 12 minutes of it.

However with the first few tracks of Strawberry Jam I thought they were getting stale and were repeating themselves. I thought Panda Bear had outgrown them with Person Pitch and the end was nigh. But then with "For Reverand Green" and "Fireworks" all was right with the world.

MPP picks up from those tracks, weaves in the splendid ideas from Person Pitch and on we go. MPP isn't a perfect album. "Also Frightened" is dreary and is best skipped and "Lion in a coma" (a play on words) doesn't quite work for me. But the majority of it is so sumptuous, warm, and life affirming that it would be bonkers to give it less than 5 stars.

If you're new to Animal Collective then this is the album to start with. "Daily Routine" gives you an idea of their earlier work. The way the extended voice is harmonised with those shining bell sounds towards the end of the track is classic AC and may invite you to buy "Feels" and "Sung Tongs".

If you're already a fan you've already got this.
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