'Today's Supernatural' is the first single from Animal Collective's new album Centipede Hz, out September 3rd / 4th on Domino.
John Dickie - Truly dreadful. A fucking mess of sounds. Hey, panda bear, Algebraist or Geologist, whatever their fucking names are, lets make some psychedelic wacky new music that will freak out everyone that enjoyed our last album. I think this tune fucking stinks. I only listened to it because I found the last album to be interesting. I'd listen to it again to source a positive but it might just annoy me more! No thanks! zero Beards! Music for hipster cunts!
Darren Bibby - Reminds me of 'Golden Brown', and for some reason 'Oh What a Night'. If they're going back to a rock 'n' roll song format, this shows that someone like The Walkmen is much better at that kind of thing. The only particularly memorable thing about it after a few listens is that stuttering vocal, which is not much to go on. I thought you were being exceptionally harsh...but actually I'm struggling to make much of this too. 2 Beards
James Cresswell - It sounds a bit more like something from 'Strawberry Jam' - which is a bit of a shame since it's probably my least favorite of their albums. Nevertheless, I do find this quite interesting - quite chaotic and messy, yes, but I think there's more of a sense of structure akin to what they honed on 'Merriweather'. I look forward to hearing the rest of the album, though I hope it's not all in this vein. 3 beards from moi.
Lizzie Banoffee - Yeah I'm hearing Golden Brown too now you've mentioned it. The first time I listened to it my response was similar to Mr Dickie's; but second listen now and I'm hearing a sort of Steve Harley Cockney Rebel vibe to it, and I've warmed to it considerably. I think if were to give it a 3rd and maybe even a 4th listen I might go higher with a rating, but for the moment I'll stick with 3 Beards.
Allan Struthers - This song, like most Animal Collective songs fills me with this crazy, wide eyed sense of youthful revelry. For me, it's the sound of a perfect party. It embodies all the wonky fun of a carnival, there's no telling what might happen next. It's loud and slightly disorientating, but once you get caught up in all the bright lights and excitement and allow it to carry you along, it's just pure heaven. I absolutely love this song, and i'm so happy that AnCo haven't gone off the boil. Seems like the kind of thing that would piss old people off though. 4.5 Beards
Chris Washington-Sare - I've always struggled with Animal Collective. Are they a case of emperor's new clothes? For me on each of their albums there maybe one or two tracks that are outstanding and then a mulch of tracks that don't do much. I like a chaotic mess but in this instance it did nothing for me. Look! Look! The emperor is nekid. 2 Beards for at least trying something different.
Scott R. White - At least it's not boring. 2 Beards.
Robin Wallace - I am still convinced that this band are at it; an elaborate ruse to convince others that they are fashionable/cool/real/arty/ironic/meritorious/ *delete as appropriate or add your own superlative. Either way - no thank you. 1 Beard
Aidan Rivett - Heard this song last year actually when the band played ATP in May. I've had that show on bootleg for a while now and this song was definitely one of the stand-outs from the set. The track is much closer to the manic psychedelia of Strawberry Jam than the much spacier Merriweather Post Pavillion but it retains some of the much friendlier production and clarity that the latter was full of. Love Avey Tare's frantic yelping and the bizarre carnival rhythmn. A great track to introduce the album with and the rest is bound to be fantastic. 5 Beards
Posted: Fri 3 August 2012