Least Favorite Album?

Campfire Songs. It's nice, but nothing happens. From favorite to least favorite: Spirit Merriweather Feels Strawberry Jam ODDSAC Sung Tongs Indian Danse Hollindaginn Campfire Songs
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  • aw, what a sad topic... but I agree with you...
  • i'd put sung over holland, danse or indian
  • oh man...I certainly wouldn't...Something about it seems really incomplete for me and i'm a huge acoustic animal collective fan. maybe I wouldn't put it below holland...I haven't really listened to that enough.
  • i really like sung tongs, except for the last two songs they kinda seem like throw away songs to me, i would put holland at the bottom right before danse
  • :O sung tongs? really? wow. (and coming from the guy named we tigers..) but ima have to go with holland, followed by danse or spirit.
  • haha, nice point, arvi! I certainly really love bits of Sung Tongs, welll, mostly all of it. I mean, I love all of their albums so the difference in how much I enjoy it is very slight. I will always hold a grudge against Visiting Friends though because it was the first song I heard by AC when I was a sophomore in high school and because of it I sillily assumed that msot of their songs must be boring and weird like that one. And if only I had heard a different one, I would've fallen head over heels far earlier. Something about it just does not seem as solid to me. I'm kind of enjoying seeing everyone's take on the AC discog. here.
  • Sung Tongs is okay. Not always exciting, but always pleasant. I don't like Here Comes The Indian
  • I forget which one I don't like, I think it's Hollindagain, but I', not sure because I never listen to it!!! I own them all, though, just to own them. Which did they do with Vashti Bunyan? I think that's G.O.'s least favorite.
  • i'm pretty shure it's called Prospect Hummer
  • it is called prospect hummer, might be go's least favorite, he's only on one song. i always thought he disliked here comes the indian because its such a chaotic album
  • Prospect Hummer is awesome!!! So glorious.... I would say Holland is at the bottom for me but I think I've only listened through that once.
  • Should Holland count? Isn't it a live album?
  • Prospect Hummer / Projekt Gummer is just THE WORST! but obviously that is just a lemming EP [that vashti bitch ruined the sung tong out-takes! a panda-sung learning how to drive would have been GLORIOUS!] holland counting is kind of hard... yes it is live [and obviously crack box is a COMP of live stuff] ... but the fact that the first 3 tracks are one big beast and it's most all stuff that didn't appear elsewhere... i don't know... seems most people these days don't count it... but they also don't count ODDSAK even though in the name it says visual ALBUM ... what can you do! they make things confusing! i mean back in the day some guy would argue to me that pre Indian was NOT animal collective and i said maybe not in name but the fact that things kept getting re-released under the name and other factors gah it bugged me! poor danse! that sickens me how under-appreciated it is! that one and indian! [and the weirdest being people that dig indian but put danse really low or lowest? what the HELL!] ... i LOVE indian! and danse! naw man to me CAMPFIRE SONGS is just too much of a snoozer...i can still enjoy it in the right mood but the overly mellow side of AC to me is the least of what i want out of them... which can be really killing at points where like the first 2 tracks on sung tongs and feels are so upbeat and then softest voice and flesh canoe just come and slow things WAY down [still good tracks mind you!] sorry i get into this!
  • What do you see in danse? To me it seems like a bs excuse for an album. I count ODDSAC as an album!
  • I like danse more than indian; danse is more trippy and indian's slowness can be kind of boring unless you're willing to give it a lot of attention.
  • Man, no one here favorites Hollin? That might be my FAVORITE album. Not my favorite songs.. but my favorite group of songs. Besides that my least favorite album is probably Danse. I think its gorgeous, yeah, but, its only my least favorite because i can listen to most of their other albums ANY time i want to. Danse i have to be in a certain mood for.
  • I want to make a ranking list but that will take some careful consideration...
  • [quote="deadfly"]I want to make a ranking list but that will take some careful consideration...[/quote] A list for you or the best/worst albums in general? Haha
  • Like my personal list of their albums from best to worst...
  • danse or campfire songs. then again, i feel like i need to spend more time with both of those so,... maybe this will change. btw, vashti bunyan and prospect hummer are both amazing.
  • From Favorite to Least Favorite Feels Merriweather Spirit Sung Tongs StrawJam Indian (this and ODDSAC are about at the same place) Campfire Danse Holl (The top is harder than the bottom) I love the most recent couple a whole lot I've listened to MPP the most but I think Spirit is the most consistent to me. sung tongs might've been even higher but I have to skip songs to make it amazing (I don't care for softest voice or whaddit)
  • It goes like this for me Sung Tongs > Spirit > Feels = Campfire Songs = Strawberry Jam > The Indian = MPP > Danse
  • ^^^good format for list-making strawjam = spirit > Merriweather > Feels = campfire = ODD > Sung Tongs > Indian = Danse 1) sorry I couldn't decide on a lone favey tare 2) sorry to strengthen the apparent consensus that Danse and Indian are the worst. I dont dislike them, but someone has to be at the bottom!! Now for EPS Water > Prospect > Peepers > FBK Most of the EPS have like one or two amazing songs and then the rest I could do without. Except water curses, everysong on there is amazing. But Prospect = (title track and I remember, plus filler) People = (Tikwid + filler), FBK = Bleed is an awesome song all the way through. It reminds me of "Spirit They've Vanished", which could be my favey AnCo song ever. The rest of them, there are only parts that I like but none of them as a whole. Sorry to those who think WWIWS is the greatest song of the century. I think it would be better without the second half. Live albums: Hol > Crack (mostly because of the shitty recording quality of crack box. And I see you pan is awesome, for one because its just an awesome song no matter the lyrics, and two because it references Pan, my favorite of Greek gods.)
  • nice grading system it goes like this for me Spirit=Strawberry Jam>ODDSAC>Here Comes The Indian>Feels>Campfire Songs>Sung Tongs>MPP>Danse I've started to really love hcti, every time i listen to it i find something else to enjoy. sorry to everyone who thinks Merriweather is so amazing (i really don't like the majority of the songs or every part of any song except Taste and Lion In A Coma) For The EPs FBK>Water Curses>Prospect>People People is a really bad EP i find Tikwid annoying and the live version of People is almost identical to the studio. I guess Holland is better than the boxed crack. the recording is pretty bad and i think there are better versions of pilot and covered in frogs.
  • yeah after knowing the other versions of pilot & frogs the cracker barrel versions just felt damn off / not nearly as grand! ... as for PEOPLE being weak as an EP well it is hard to argue! ... Fave Colours is an amusing lemming but a lemming: NO MORE! ... and repeating one of the only 2 proper tracks on a 4 track ep is an odd as hell choice i LOVE people... and tiquid [!] if anything forget about the grass single / "ep" (it isn't!) and it could have been PPL/TKWD/muffinsTreeMang/FICKOsyko! that would have been a great set of songs!... though cohesive-wise i'm not sure if it'd work
  • [quote="deadfly"] Sorry to those who think WWIWS is the greatest song of the century. I think it would be better without the second half.[/quote] apology accepted, [i]philistine[/i] <!-- s:heart: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/heart.gif" alt=":heart:" title="heart" /><!-- s:heart: --> <!-- s:heart: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/heart.gif" alt=":heart:" title="heart" /><!-- s:heart: --> <!-- s:heart: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/heart.gif" alt=":heart:" title="heart" /><!-- s:heart: -->
  • [quote="yukbon"][quote="deadfly"] Sorry to those who think WWIWS is the greatest song of the century. I think it would be better without the second half.[/quote] apology accepted, [i]philistine[/i] <!-- s:heart: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/heart.gif" alt=":heart:" title="heart" /><!-- s:heart: --> <!-- s:heart: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/heart.gif" alt=":heart:" title="heart" /><!-- s:heart: --> <!-- s:heart: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/heart.gif" alt=":heart:" title="heart" /><!-- s:heart: -->[/quote] i definatly think i fell in love with what would i want,sky? it was a great song and the second half rounds it off into this brilliant cruscendo of just messy music, but in relation to this topic my list goes a little bit like this !: sung tongs, MPP, fall be kind, strawberry jam, water curses, feels, prospect hummer, spirit, danse, and then the ones i dont really listen to like: campfire songs, hollingdain*, here comes the indian, but then again on campfire songs i am in love with two corvettes and i love the track people on the album people !! i havent listened to ODDSAC otherwise i would have listed it here, how riveting i need it, maybe treat myself to it for christmas !!
  • i think my list would go mpp>sung tongs>feels=strawberry jam>spirit=here comes the indian>campfire songs>danse
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  • I'm so glad you finally got around to listening to it! It's a real adventure. I burned out on it, and I guess like Dave feels, its not someplace you want to go to every night.
  • I used to really dislike Sung Tongs, but right this very moment, it sounds absolutely amazing to me. So, what's my least favorite album? I don't know.
  • I'm still positive that Sung Tongs is my least favorite album. I've been listening to it a lot lately and I hate Visiting Friends enough that it ruins the whole album for me. It is this constant reminder that that is the song that turned me away from AC six years ago.
  • why do you hate that song so much? i mean i can't listen to it all the time but if i'm really baked or something i love listening to that song with headphones, so many different layers and a lot of panning, i thought it was one of the most interesting songs.
  • i def. enjoy it and even way back in 04 it amused me them shoving such a long track [and one like THAT!] right in the damn middle of an album and the songs that surround it! i'd be much more angry at Softest Voice! ... after a 2 track fun run the album just comes to a mellow crawl! ... and then the last 3 tracks kinda peter the album out... many "issues" with sung tongs but enough really wham bam great songs and overall feeling! ... the greater 5 or 6 songs just puts it so far ahead of something like campfire songs it's not even funny IT IS NOT EVEN FUNNY (haha!)
  • yeah it might be really slow but its really interesting and pretty. i like pretty songs
  • yes wini really enjoyed it and i am getting it for christmas, i really do actually love it and i also started to listen to pullhair rubeye but i downloaded the reversed one and i would like to listen to the normal one but so far it is good i love the way they created an album in reverse to break that conventional barrier that restricts so many artists these days grrrrrrr !!
  • the "normal" backwards way is too abstract but the "backwards" floor-wards one a bit too normHell that is why the BOTH WAYS is the best of both worlds! believe!
  • I dislike Visiting Friends so much because when I heard that song so many years ago I thought it was pretty boring and stupidly assumed that every AC song was like that so I didn't listen to any more of them. A mistake of an inexperienced mind. I just can't get over that, its like i have a personal grudge with it.
  • [quote="G.O. [!]"]the "normal" backwards way is too abstract but the "backwards" floor-wards one a bit too normHell that is why the BOTH WAYS is the best of both worlds! believe![/quote] you just confused the shit out of me, i have no confused left !!
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  • [quote="we tigers"]I dislike Visiting Friends so much because when I heard that song so many years ago I thought it was pretty boring and stupidly assumed that every AC song was like that so I didn't listen to any more of them. A mistake of an inexperienced mind. I just can't get over that, its like i have a personal grudge with it.[/quote] yeah i can see THAT... if that is indeed what happened but it really makes me question just why that was the first AC song you heard? how the HECK...
  • i just skip past teh song i havent actually spent my time listening to it i think i may have heard at least the first 30 seconds of it, is it the continuous guitar one ?
  • well sure! ignoring probable problems [!] with regards to FLOW... just imagine this EP / mini-album: Tongue Songs 1. Leaf House 2. Who Could Win A Rabbit 3. Winters Love 4. Kids on Holiday 5. Sweet Road 6. We Tigers! 7. I Remember Learning How To Drive! 8. Baby Day HIDDEN: College (You Don't Have 2 G.O. to) or SOMETHING! man!
  • throw don't believe the pilot in between leaf house and rabbit, and mouth wooed her as the last track and it would be pretty awesome album in my opinion. we tigers, i understand why you dislike visiting friends, i think i would react the same way if i heard lablakely dress, or daffy duck first and wrote the band off. good thing you rediscovered them!
  • [quote="G.O. [!]"][quote="we tigers"]I dislike Visiting Friends so much because when I heard that song so many years ago I thought it was pretty boring and stupidly assumed that every AC song was like that so I didn't listen to any more of them. A mistake of an inexperienced mind. I just can't get over that, its like i have a personal grudge with it.[/quote] yeah i can see THAT... if that is indeed what happened but it really makes me question just why that was the first AC song you heard? how the HECK...[/quote] Back in the day I would do this thing where I downloaded a song off of...I can't remember what program I used now...it started with an...A? and I did quite a few bands and if I liked the song(s) than I would listen to more ect...It seems that Visiting Friends was the song I downloaded for AC. It does seems strange but that program always had the weirdest selection of songs available for every band.
  • actually it isn't TOO strange the very first time i heard AC i was checking out random bands and put 2 or 3 songs by each all on some mix cd... and for animal collective it ended up being SLIPPI that got me into them... but if it wasn't for that it probably wouldn't have happened! because the other 2 songs were A Manatee Dance [?! what the hell !?] and some random Campfire Songs song [not sure which now...] though that kind of helped too... imagine hearing those 3 songs and thinking "how the HELL is this the same band? ah ha HA!" it was an adventure! [quote]throw don't believe the pilot in between leaf house and rabbit, and mouth wooed her as the last track and it would be pretty awesome album in my opinion[/quote] yeah i guess mouth WOOD hr would be fine too [and i'm even a whaddit i dun fang!] ... didn't even think about Pilot and Frogs as options! damn they really did have quite the solid set of songs going on during that era! ... yet they chose to make weird album choices [but that can be fine too! i mean i sure like Ficko Syko Cycle more than FLESH CANOE but would shoving it there in its place have worked? probably not!]
  • hmmmm if i can put a list together of my least favorite songs it would be: actually i just generally dont like dansee for the mantee !! i mean yeah there music is awesome like MEGA awesome but for me that little album is their worst it doesnt really have anything going for me and i havent listened to it, i love spirit though i must say that album is awesome im listeneing right now to queen in my pictures and i am not really sure why, it has no meaning just sort of sounds like a dying whale with a bit of guitar !! but AC i praise you go you AC GO !!
  • queen in my pictures is a beautiful song! its all about a girlfriend that takes way too much acid and slips away from her boyfriend into insanity i love that song.. Danse has got some hidden gems tho, so don't just write it off. Ahhh Good Country and Essplode are my favorites from that album
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