Baltimore’s Animal Collective never seem to do anything wrong. After building a body of critically acclaimed highly experimental work the past decade, the band hit their critical high with 2009’s Merriweather Post Pavillion. It was also their most commercially appealing record to date. My Girls and Summertime Clothes were summer jams built for radio. It finally seemed that the world is ready to accept the weird psychedelic bliss of Animal Collective. They couldn’t possibly top themselves could they?
With Centipede Hz, Animal Collective chose to move in a different direction than Merriweather Post Pavillion. More grounded in their approach and more organic in their instrumentation, Centipede Hz finds the band reflecting on the ground set up by their past work such as Feels.
And to answer the question posed above? I like Centipede Hz. A lot and much more than Merriweather Post Pavillion.
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Animal Collective – Centipede Hz comes out 9/4 via Domino (order here)