Your favourite AC album ?

What or witch Animal Collective album or albums do you like the most ? Personally Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished is my favourite, there's just so many great sounds on that album. And heres a poll for you Winilula <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/razz.gif" alt=":P" title="razz" /><!-- s:P --> i didn't even know you could make polls, that is really cool


  • God that's a hard question. Spirit is really good, but so are Strawberry Jam and Sung Tongs. I can't pick which one my favorite is.
  • We had a poll on this, why don't you make a poll? I love polls.
  • Spirit is my all time favorite album (by anyone). The orchestration and structures in it, in my opinion, is far better than most other Animal Collective albums. and of course Panda's drumming is beyond amazing.
  • yes, dan, yes. Spirit is my favorite because it brings me back memories of childhood whimsy mixed with the darkness of being a teenager. it is interesting, incredibly different, pandad drumming is amazing and it is so incredibly solid.
  • Tie between Sung Tongs and Feels for me... but I voted Sung Tongs. Seems like more solid album all the way through... except the last song literally annoys me if I'm not in the right mood haha.
  • the idear of whaddit i damn done annoying people cracks me up! (in that it amuses me!) [quote]pandad drumming[/quote] PANDAD [ha!] sometimes i feel i am kidding myself but the first ac i heard was indian in 03 and i still say it is my fave... song for song other albums may have it beat but for OVERALL it just has something so totally different... a collective feel and cohesion like a tripout in the dark magical woods... and jeez SLIPPI just randomly bursting out on there helps a LOT! i sometimes try to say DANSE just to Dare to be Different but i admit about 1/3 to 1/2 of that doesn't quite live up... but the better half is AMAZING and the overall experience of it being one of the weirdest albums ever [but in a fun way... so often avant garde stuff isn't really all that fun or so rarely!]
  • feels was my first AC album, it will always hold a special place in my heart.
  • i missed out on this poll... but this is a very difficult question that i feel the need to dissect. i love parts of all the albums (Hollinndagain to a much lesser extent than the others) I agree with G.O. about danse, there is an amazing half if you take the time and listen to the whole album, the other half is extremely weird, extremely. Feels would be perfect album to me without daffy duck. it doesn't seem as thought out as the rest but maybe that just me. SJ and Spirit are deffinetly tied for second. SJ was the first album i got by them, i just bought it one day of amazon on vinyl and immediately feel in love with them, every song is amazing. Spirit is just full of soo many enjoyable sounds, the way all the instruments fit together on every song always blows me away on every listen. Campfire Songs is my favorite though, i love the way they recorded it and added the natural sounds in later, how everything transitions through songs, and the way they all sing the songs together....
  • [quote="we tigers"]yes, dan, yes. Spirit is my favorite because it brings me back memories of childhood whimsy mixed with the darkness of being a teenager. it is interesting, incredibly different, pandad drumming is amazing and it is so incredibly solid.[/quote] Well done. I couldn't have said it better.
  • I feel like we have quite a few new members since this thread was around and the Least Favorite album got a lot of attention and not this one... Spirit is still my favorite album. What's everyone elses?
  • feels or jam. jam has all these great songs, but feels is great from start to finish
  • Strawberry Jam. I love it. I need to get it on vinyl soon (and get a record player too haha). My Tomboy finally came today!
  • i'm moved by feels every time I listen to it. Never has an album resonated with me like that save for In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  • weird did i not vote for indian? not even danse! ZERO VOTES for both what a shame <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/sad.gif" alt=":(" title="sad" /><!-- s:( -->
  • Was Feels, but now I think Strawberry Jam may be my favorite. Feels is still fantastic though. It reminds me of the period between Summer and Fall. Like, listen to that album in that time frame and it feels (!) absolutely perfect.
  • i have such fond memories of listening to it down by the river with the leaves changing early fall 2005 <!-- s:( --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/sad.gif" alt=":(" title="sad" /><!-- s:( --> i have to glow BACK!
  • its funny how this has changed for me, i cant pick between indian sj st spirit or feels. and i really like all the rest of em except for a few songs. i guess there are certain times for all of their music
  • Right now I'd say mine is... Feels. It changes pretty frequently though, as derek said there's a certain time for them all!
  • certain time indeed! i once went for a night-time walk at 3AM listening to danse and got stopped by a cop! wondering what the hell a guy would be doing walking around at 3am... just said i liked the quiet mellow atmosphere with no one else walking or cars around and listening to music and he probably thought i was on druggles! i wanted to tell him about the manatee danse! and the COLORS!!!!
  • haha! HE would've been worried if he knew what you were listening to! Moondog, what color is your Tomboy vinyl? I guess my favorite is Spirit because it really resonates with me. After leaving my ex I didn't really own many things and I got this record player and Spirit was the first new album I bought (first album outside of Goodwill), and listening to it hit me with so many emotions that night. And now it's just so emotionally heavy with me in a very special way. It just takes me back to that feeling I had right after I left him, independence mixed with confusion. I was such a jumble of feelings and felt so fragile as well, like I was about to break. I really love all of their albums but none of them have that strong emotional connection with them. I think Here Comes The Indian... is my second favorite.
  • This is an interesting poll. I wouldn't have been able to guess the outcome had I not seen this, totally surprised.
  • [quote="we tigers"] Moondog, what color is your Tomboy vinyl? [/quote] White
  • i'd still have to say mpp it really resonates with me personally, and imo they perfected the sound+song. when in the flowers bubbles in and explodes i always feel like WHOAH i see nobody has agreed with me so far!
  • yeah i thought it was pretty funny that no one voted for mpp during this poll, especially cos soo many ppl found out about anco through mpp and a lot of people consider it their BIG album i've been comparing mpp to sj and i feel like sj was avey's singing album, every song he displays his wide vocal range and mpp is like panda's. i mean even on the songs he does backup on his parts are more impressive, i.e. taste i think i might start a thread dedicated to dissecting the albums... do we already have one like that?
  • I actually got introduced to AnCo after MPP was released, but the first album I heard was Sung Tongs. Also, Taste is fucking great.
  • [quote]i'd still have to say mpp i see nobody has agreed with me so far![/quote] and yet there are still ZERO VOTES! ha! i think i went with strawjam back when the thread was first made thinking no one would pick that one boy how wrong i was!
  • [quote="G.O. [!]"][quote]i'd still have to say mpp i see nobody has agreed with me so far![/quote] and yet there are still ZERO VOTES! ha! [/quote] I joined too late! I'm honestly surprised that NOBODY voted for it though
  • Poll ended at Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:11 pm ^missed that part of it why would the poll ever end? ha!
  • maybe we should start a new one that does not end and throw ODDSAC in there...
  • Yeah we should.
  • yeah we shouldn't!
  • we shouldn't not!
  • those that do... don't!
  • just sing some tongs!
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