After the breakout of MPP, Centipede HZ is a return to the chaotic, sensory overload, hoe-down on acid of Strawberry Jam. I don't have a problem with this. For me, Animal Collective were always supposed to be "difficult". A bit of a challenge sonically. Having said this though, it's actually not that difficult a listen. AC have always known how to turn out a good tune and there are plenty on Centipede HZ. Today's Supernatural is most immediate, Applesauce is glorious and the closer Amanita really grows. So don't let the noise put you off!