Least Favorite Album?

2456

Comments

  • yeah most people can at least enjoy Essplode! ... i hate it when people write off the whole thing or JUST enjoy that song [probably because of the live fireworx connection] in addition to that one and ahhhhh good country you simply MUST try Meet The Light Child! ... if you don't hear anything in that one then i feel really brad for you! [quote]about a girlfriend that takes way too much acid and slips away from her boyfriend into insanity [/quote] i didn't know THAT! pretty chilling! [based on a true story!]
  • i don't know if thats exactly true, but the lyrics in the song kinda lead me to think that way: "She used to be a fragile baby in a Golden place But now it seems her acid visions have come and changed That face she says I’m hallucinating Queen in my pictures She’s drawing demon clusters on her stucco walls And hanging all her clothing from her mothers ceiling I’m hallucinating" meet the light child is pretty good, i really like The Living Toys as well
  • and IN THE SINGING BOX! [i used to pretend they kept yelling out JENGA!] and that fun little vocal noise that is made and the bouncy little sounds... MANY good songs on danse! i also like DANSEmacabre ... by THE FAINT! (remember THEM? such fun!)
  • That's hard... I really do love their acoustics... That's really really hard... Dammit, lemme think on it I'll get back to this one.. I find this thread rather interesting.. Many people say campfire songs, hummer, or indian.. Here comes the indian really changed my life, probably one of my favs.. I find it really amazing how diverse animal collective is and how that is reflected in the diversity of favourite to least fav albums. Everyone is different and interpruts art differently.. I would lvoe to hear some of the reasons on why, an album may be your "least favourite." Personally I love them all so much, it's going to take me a bit .. this needs some serious thought
  • I've been listening to AC everyday for a year and a half (since I found out about them) and I've worn out every song, so now I usually just skip to my favorite parts of songs. I don't like campfire songs because there are no distinct moments I can fastfoward to. Like you just have to listen to the entire song, which is cool, but they're so long and quiet
  • [quote="row1992"] I find it really amazing how diverse animal collective is and how that is reflected in the diversity of favourite to least fav albums.[/quote] that's probably one of my favorite things about them, actually. the only other band I know that's like that is Skinny Puppy -- every single album is completely different in feel and tone from the others but still totally SP. I really hope AC keeps doing that.
  • Hell Yeah >:P Skinny Puppy is the shyt... Industiral Done Right. some really good anarchist messages as well. My fav album by them is either greater wrong of the right or Back and Forth... any of them... Tin Omen is amazing ep as well, still I can appreciate all their work as them selves. I never made that resemblance. good observation <3 Rock On!!
  • I've decided that I love Campfire Songs, which used to be low on my list. If you're in the right mood, it can be absolutely perfect.
  • someone should remix campfire songs add some CRUSHING beats that you can danse 2!
  • that's an awesome idea, GO! I can almost imagine it and it would sound either a) a mess or b) complex and incredible.
  • ha! it probably wouldn't work so well with THOSE songs... i did have fun idears for really upbeat/dancey remixes of some of AC's slower songs... that in my mind sound REALLY awesome but i don't have the talent to make them reality mainly BEEZ and BANSHY BEAST...
  • From what I've seen, quite a few people aren't too big on danse.. Right now i'm addicted to it <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/razz.gif" alt=":P" title="razz" /><!-- s:P -->, I'd like to hear what you do or don't like about that album.. Personally I love the flow of the songs on Danse and Essplode is one of my all time favourites by Animal Collective. What's your imput??
  • the first song i heard off of danse was lablakely dress and i really didn't enjoy it at all and i kind've skipped over danse and absorbed the rest of their discography. lately, i've been really enjoying it. i like the contrast between the round ball songs, both of them are soo good. Essplode is amazing, probably the easiest song to play on the guitar, panda's drumming is epic, i'd love to recreate it but its really hard and right when the high frequency noises come in and Avey's voice goes up its all incredible. i think he gave better emotion to the song when they performed it live with fireworks and he added in some screaming and he just sang it better... Ahhh Good Country is one of my all time favorite songs, so awesome, i could go on and on about this song but i won't, i suggest you listen to this song if you haven't, a great mixture of high and low freqs. in the singing box is an alright song, it kind've makes my ears pop. the first couple songs feel like filler songs on the album, they had good ideas, some of them just don't get well for me, i don't know i've gotta go listen to this album now so i can talk about the rest of the songs..
  • i don't know how someone can go over the song hi-lites of danse and NOT mention Meet Ze Light, Child! that has like 3 songs' worth of good stuff built into one... at least!! it does kind of amuse me how the album starts... a weird kind of annoying lemming intro... then penguin X2 is just this total noise attak with nothing to grip onto other than that sorta Wah Wah!! ... and then going into the weirdness / amusing-ness of ANOTHER WHITE SINGER! (little plastik glove!) ... that funny voice and the sort of come on COME ONNNN! [which makes me think of them playing basketball while singing it (for some reason) and then you get the hit song X-Plode which everyone knows because of Fireworx EXPLODE!
  • I see why the intro songs are.. to put it lightly, interesting. The album definitely gets stronger towards the second half. I think they ended it on a great note. . I'm with u there Derek, Ahhh Good Country is awesome, I just listened to it thought again and your right, the low frequencies and high frequencies combine to induce some crazy feelings... I really like how that song builds up over time, too. I will admit I really like Lablakely Dress. However it does give me an odd vibe.. Most of the album does.. beware combining hallucinogens with this album... thats all I have to say
  • I actually really enjoy Penguin Penguin (try giving it a closer listen with some decent headphones) and Another White Singer. In the Singing Box is so much fun. My favorite us definitely Throwin the Round Ball. I'll have to give Meet the Light Child another listen.
  • SNAP! my favorite is meet teh light child hehe hoo hoo hahaha but talking about songs that change many times: cobwebs change like 5 times !! but tahts one of the greatest i think !
  • god these spam-bots are strange beasts! amusingly so! [in some cases]
  • I wonder what spam bots would look like outside of the cyber world... Maybe not just blank human advertisements. Maybe something more grostique.
  • please flag those posts for me! I don't always have time to read evy single post on here every single day. A little assistance would be nice.
  • WAIT A MINUTE... G.O. do you think i am a spammer :O
  • Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed by some of the posts I've read in here. There was a lot of people giving off the vibe that the reason they don't like some of their softer stuff or more "noisey" stuff is because it either takes too long to grow and they don't have the patience for it or they want something a bit more "normal". I don't really know, actually.. Get some nice headphones and devote that time to the album. I promise that undistracted listens with decent headphones will always make an album better. Is it possible to make my list: Sung Tongs = Here Comes the Indian= Feels = Strawberry Jam = MPP = Danse Manatee = Campfire Songs = Spirit. ? ? I just love Animal Collective and although some of their albums DO take longer than others to digest or fully appreciate, I love them all equally. I listen to different albums for different moods/emotions. It's hard to put one in front of the other. That's just my take on the subject. Is that list cheating?
  • [quote="SpritBear1"]Honestly, I'm a bit disappointed by some of the posts I've read in here. There was a lot of people giving off the vibe that the reason they don't like some of their softer stuff or more "noisey" stuff is because it either takes too long to grow and they don't have the patience for it or they want something a bit more "normal".[/quote] i'd say its just because some albums are more universal than others
  • I don't think that is cheating Spirit, I think that's a fair way to view a band's discography. Maybe some of us are a bit more critical than you? I know i've dissed Sung Tongs pretty hard in this thread before and recently i've decided that I like Feels less than Sung Tongs. I base this on not ever wanting to listen to it because fo some of the slower tracks. But this is kind of fickle, I think, because they are certainly great tracks but I just am never in the mood to hear them.
  • feels less than anything? blasphemy!
  • just replaces flesh canoe, bees & daffy duckhat with ficko syko, people and tiquid liquid [penguin penguin 2!] uh! <!-- s>__< --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/mad.gif" alt=">__<" title="mad" /><!-- s>__< --> seriously though the only ac album i have a bit of trouble with is campfire songs... it is what it damn is... a mellow thing where it all works as some nice little whole... i'm just never really in the "mood" for it or rarely listen to really mellow acoustic atmospherik stuff or whatnot... it'd be a lie to force myself to listen to it over and over again and say i like it because that's just not the type of music i really dig! ... but i can still appreciate it and see the good in it... that is why it is least fave and not WORST AC ALBUM!
  • That's sort of how campfire hits me too. I like doggy, sort of despite and because of it being sad. the rest is too drawn out for my taste, especially those long drawn-out vocals in two corvettes. Bees is one of my favorites on feels though (someone on CA put up a tracklist of a homemade "feels deluxe" that included the feels-era singles, worth looking for if you <3's feels like I do)
  • [quote="we tigers"]I don't think that is cheating Spirit, I think that's a fair way to view a band's discography. Maybe some of us are a bit more critical than you? I know i've dissed Sung Tongs pretty hard in this thread before and recently i've decided that I like Feels less than Sung Tongs. I base this on not ever wanting to listen to it because fo some of the slower tracks. But this is kind of fickle, I think, because they are certainly great tracks but I just am never in the mood to hear them.[/quote] i feel the same way. especially after songs like grass and the purple bottle its like 30 minutes of slow stuff and it takes a bit more to get into. on their own though the slow songs are really great and perfect for their atmosphere but putting a bunch of them together at the end sort of kills it.
  • I just love everything they do. I wouldn't say I'm not critical though. I listen deeply into their music. I don't love it BECAUSE it's Animal Collective. I love Animal Collective because of their music that I've fallen in love with. I can see where you're coming from about Campfire Songs and Danse Manatee though. Those are a bit harder to digest. I agree.
  • I agree that listening with headphones can change the way you feel about an album. Sometimes it´s easier to fully appreciate music if you hear all the details. MPP was like that for me. It´s very well produced and good sounding, and with headphones it´s easier to get the full picture. Maybe it´s because it´s more electronic. A lot of electronic music sounds best on headphones.
  • [quote="bmx-ninja"]I agree that listening with headphones can change the way you feel about an album. Sometimes it´s easier to fully appreciate music if you hear all the details. MPP was like that for me. It´s very well produced and good sounding, and with headphones it´s easier to get the full picture. Maybe it´s because it´s more electronic. A lot of electronic music sounds best on headphones.[/quote] I agree. Listening to music on headphones is awesome. Animal Collective takes it up a notch though because they add some neat background stuff on a lot of songs. "Guys Eyes" is crazy on headphones! There are voices and what sounds like talking and near the end you can hear church bells in the background.
  • As for least favorite album... I guess Hollindagain. Because it's not studio quality a lot of the songs don't have the opportunity to really get in your ears and hit you with sonic nuances or details that make some Animal Collective songs great. I haven't heard it in a while though.
  • Yeah. I think I'd have to agree with you on that. For the same reason, too. Just that it's not really a studio album, so it makes sense to put that as a least favorite album, for me. It's the one I listen to the least also.
  • I too dislike campfire songs because of all of the reasons previously listed, but I can't say I have a problem with the slow songs on feels (daffy duck is one of my fav ac songs!) because they're "songs" with melodies and lyrics that we're able to make out unlike some danse stuff or sung tongs stuff like whaddit I done
  • [quote="VinceFinnegan"]As for least favorite album... I guess Hollindagain. Because it's not studio quality a lot of the songs don't have the opportunity to really get in your ears and hit you with sonic nuances or details that make some Animal Collective songs great. I haven't heard it in a while though.[/quote] Very true, but that album is ac in a nutshell
  • [quote="mcwallace28"]I too dislike campfire songs because of all of the reasons previously listed, but I can't say I have a problem with the slow songs on feels (daffy duck is one of my fav ac songs!) because they're "songs" with melodies and lyrics that we're able to make out unlike some danse stuff or sung tongs stuff like whaddit I done[/quote] the songs are fine but there are so much of them! it's around half the album and its pretty jarring after the fun and intensity of stuff like grass and the purple bottle. not to say it isnt good i love feels but just slightly less than sung tongs and mpp
  • It's probably Campfire Songs or Danse for me.... But I still love em both.
  • i'll forever be a danse defender! to the point where i probably promote it a bit more than i actually like it just because it is super under-grated and it breaks my heart seeing more casual fans put it at the same level or below campire[!] or holland [again!]
  • I feel like I don't listen to it enough, and some of the songs do actually put me off a bit. That said, I love Meet the Light Child and Throwin the Round Ball
  • [quote="thedude"]i feel the same way. especially after songs like grass and the purple bottle its like 30 minutes of slow stuff and it takes a bit more to get into. on their own though the slow songs are really great and perfect for their atmosphere but putting a bunch of them together at the end sort of kills it.[/quote] i'm glad you understand! I almost felt like a jerk after posting that! I think the slow songs are really great but I think the issue is this: I get in the mood to listen to did you see the words? grass, the purple bottle which have fairly high energy and then get sucked into listening to these slow...songs. I guess i'm just not in the mood for them when they come around. Sometimes i am though and I think its great. I'm a defender of camfire songs and danse! Campfire because I seem to have a thing for acoustic ac.
  • i still don't get how some more casual ac fangs don't more highly rate TURN INTO SOMETHING... what the heck! they love many of the songs but barely do i see people listing that one as a hightlight! same with cuckoo! also i never understood grouping Whaddit I Done as a 3-song whimper slide at the end of sung tongs... or singling that one out as really crappy or annoying... the fact people don't like that song or get annoyed by the vocal effexor amuses me! in that it cracks me up! wah wah wah
  • Turn Into Something is incredible.
  • I love that whole song! But especially the end. I discovered how awesome that song was when I bought my headphones and I was also a little bit high. But I am NOT one of those people that only like Animal Collective under the influence of drugs. I enjoy them always.
  • yeah turn into sumthin is grrrrrrrreat
  • Mmmhmmm. I love that whole album.
  • as do i as much as i have complained about the large amount of slow-ness, i really do love feels. i may be critical, but i still absolutely adore feels
  • Yeah. I actually really enjoy the slowness. I feel like they did an amazing job of mixing the fast and slow songs. It all FEELS good to me.
  • I think Fickle Cycle should/could have been thrown in... it starts off fast and then slows down. Perfect transition.
  • yeah i'm not sure about outright replacing some song with fickle cycle [or tikwid!] but i wouldn't have minded maybe one more upbeat faster song and one less slower one but i'm more into hyper AC anyways! also the original live version of Turn into Something [COUNTRY FUCK!] went really far out where you felt like you were in the sacred marshy woods or something complete with duck call!
  • I have always loved both sides of AC, the fast and the slow. Banshee Beat and Daffy Duck are in my opinion one of their best songs. But then again EVERY song on Feels are amongst their best songs if you ask me. I have also wondered why they have so many slow songs, and "Then turn into something" at the end. Banshee Beat is not that slow, though, it just doesnt´t "take off" like Grass. It´s kind of funny, because I´ve always seen Feels as an upbeat album, with some slower ones in between. But reading this thread made me think and check it out. As I see it there are 4 upbeat and 5 slow songs on Feels, and "Turn into something" has this ambient ending that lasts for nearly three minutes. Fickle Cycle has this dark feeling to it, it comes from another place in my opinion. Tickwid on the other hand, could might as well have been on the album. But I like Feels as it is. Maybe they thought that Tickwid was too similar to some of the stuff on the album, that the nine they picked were more unique. Does anyone know if Fickle Cycle or Tickwid are leftovers from the recording sessions of Feels?
Sign In or Register to comment.