Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 Is Going To Be A Great Year.


Animal Collective's

Merriweather Post Pavilion


And in unrelated news.


Jaydiohead


1 comment:

soymilk revolution said...

"guys eyes" is a very cool song; "bluish" and "taste" both have nice turns in them. i think the "i wanna walk around with you!" coda to "summertime clothes" is very cute. other than that, i really wanted to love this album but could find little else to convince me. yes, it's ambitious, yes, it's trying something ostensibly "new," and for that you have to give them credit — but that in and of itself does not a great record make, even with a small handful of legitimately good songs in the mix. these guys deserve a "good effort, lads," not a fucking 9.6.

panda bear's album is pretty good stuff, but this is more different-for-the-sake-of-being-different music a la battles — here's some passable melodicism and wilsonian harmony hiding behind thick veils of boring synthpads and bleep-bloops, meant to obscure the merely competent songwriting beneath. i'll be more than happy to give this record a few more listens to sink in, but when it comes to these guys, the "it really needs repeated listens" argument has always seemed about as convincing as rapaport screaming "YOU JUST DON'T GET IT" between belabored pants. truth is, familiarity often breeds affection — for examples, consult small children who love to watch the same movie every day for months on end, or anyone who likes a band more for its social currency and function than for their music.

yeah, it's fuckin' me,
-j


P.S. in your defense "falco," i can picture this sounding noticeably better on your car stereo.