Animal Collective - Page 2

noah | January 20, 2009 11:45 am
noah | January 20, 2009 11:45 am

The secret to gluing gobs of eyeballs to your… More »


Dan Gibson | January 16, 2009 2:45 am
Dan Gibson | January 16, 2009 2:45 am

Sure, it was an off week for new releases (the… More »


noah | January 14, 2009 9:30 am
noah | January 14, 2009 9:30 am

“We need them to be ‘considered good/relevant’ so… More »



noah | January 12, 2009 11:30 am
noah | January 12, 2009 11:30 am

So Animal Collective gave away a “strictly… More »


Bands That Send You Into “Two Minutes Hate” Mode

Lucas Jensen | January 8, 2009 3:00 am
Lucas Jensen | January 8, 2009 3:00 am

In a comment on his Morrissey review earlier this week, fellow Idolatorian Mike Barthel mentioned that his antipathy toward Animal Collective was so strong, he couldn’t even understand why other people liked them:

Why do I hate AC? I’ve gotten into it elsewhere, and yeah, like Maura said, there hasn’t really been a proper platform to air any writer’s grievances at length. I just really, really don’t like them, to the point that I don’t even really understand why other people like them. I actually spent about an hour today talking to a former AC-hata who was trying to talk me into liking the new album, and I gave it an honest, serious try, and it made me want to stab knitting needles in my eyes.

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Animal Collective: Some People Really, Really Like Them!

noah | January 5, 2009 10:00 am
noah | January 5, 2009 10:00 am

Every so often, we like to take a look at the closing lines of the week’s biggest new-music reviews. Today’s candidate for appraisal is Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion, which—after some of the craziest pre-release anticipation this side of a Jonas Brothers album—comes out on vinyl tomorrow:

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noah | December 29, 2008 9:30 am
noah | December 29, 2008 9:30 am

Oh you guys, how perfect is it that the Animal… More »


No, Seriously, Animal Collective Fans Are The Craziest

noah | December 17, 2008 10:00 am
noah | December 17, 2008 10:00 am

This morning, an e-mail purporting to be from one of the members of the avant-garde outfit/insane fanboy breeders Animal Collective went out, and the e-mail was a plea for the rest of their forthcoming album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, to leak because, hey, two songs had made their way to the Internet already. “[The] album is intended to be heard as a whole, and nothing bothers us more than individual tracks leaking and ruining the the overall album experience,” the e-mail said. And it was in all lower-case, so it had to be the real thing! Right?

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The Flaming Lips To Become Camp Counselors For A Weekend

noah | December 11, 2008 11:30 am
noah | December 11, 2008 11:30 am

Next year’s upstate New York installment of the… More »



No. 71: Kanye, Lily, Pete, And Courtney Form Their Own Blogger Nation

noah | December 10, 2008 10:00 am
noah | December 10, 2008 10:00 am

The rise of the artist blog as official mouthpiece in 2008 may have been in part because record labels can’t afford to hire decent PR staff anymore, but hey, you take the good with the bad. And there was a lot of good to come out of artists hitting up Tumblr, MySpace, et al; these blogs were really effective at humanizing the vacuum presented by endless paparazzi shots and press releases, whether through “clarity posts,” in which artists put gossips on blast, or posts explaining what life is like when bands graduate to bigger tours, or just posts about how they liked shoes. After the jump, nine examples of why more artists should make a tour stop in Blogtown. Not only is the trip entertaining, its fruits give people like me great material!

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