“How did you get your names?” “What animal would you be?” “What would you do if you weren’t musicians?” The answers to these questions can be found in this video. As for their favorite ice cream flavor, we may never know. (Via The Music Slut.)
Fuck these guys….they are the most overrated band on the face of the earth. Anybody can create this shit. I once fucked Panda Bear and Avey Tare in the arm pits – that shit was nice.
Dude lay off my Panda. He’s cute. Avey Tare is kinda annoying sometimes. I’ll give you that.
well i guess your music is better then?
I dont think they suck but they are definitely over-rated (may I say even more over-rated than Vampire Weekend?). I mean really, everyone was shouting “MPP IS THE BEST ALBUM THIS YEAR…WITH CAPSLOCKS ON!” but it was crap. Granted it’s left to one’s own opinion but I believe Strawberry Jam and Feels were infinitely better than that sorry album.
I always thought Animal Collective was overrated. Then…..I had an unexplainable epiphany. Now I think Animal Collective is one of the best bands of our time. Some day you will “get it”
How about me? :(
Your favorite band is over rated, these guys are brilliant…AC have been one of the most consistently interesting bands this decade…thanks and good day
Its funny that AC fans will rotate between saying “Its just fun pop music! Don’t be so serious!” and, “They are consistently interesting minimalist music. U just dont get it”
I don’t really hate or love the band, but the fact that there is no consensus as to what the appeal is makes me suspicious. I mean, I know we aren’t supossed to listen to albums for longer than a month anymore, but I couldn’t see myself doing it. Furthermore, I have yet to meet an AC fan who sounds like they actually listen to AC.
I’m gonna wait until the dust settles before I start calling bullshit outright, but I will predict that I WILL be calling it at some point.
Penetrating discussion–thanks for sharing.
@animal collective sucks
dude. you def didnt fuck panda and anco def doesnt suck. you just dont know original artistic ingenuity when you hear it. fuck you
the fact that people are now calling them ‘anco’ is disturbing.
There’s obviously a lot of HRO readers.
Ingenuity…their new record sounds like a 60s UK psychedelic garage band. Sounds to ME like they’re livin in the past, man. CONTEMPORIZE!
I liked their bemused faces and the way they smashed the animal cut outs together.
Everyone chill. AC is popular, therefor is cool to hate on them. *rolls eyes*
At least they got popular with good music, more than I can say for bands like say Kings of Leon.
For some reason, I thought Animal Collective would come off as a little more…insightful? Is that the word? I dunno. Maybe it was just the questions, but they seemed like there wasn’t much going on in their heads. Maybe the music takes up their whole mental capacity…
Animal Collective is an acquired taste. Like Joanna Newsom. I don’t think it’s fair to chide people who don’t like music that is at times undeniably abrasive.
This isn’t like a divide of hate and love on like… Bat For Lashes or something. This music is pretty polarizing. We all just need to CHILL OUT, hug each other, and whisper “we’re all in this music blog thing together”
I’ll give you a hug Elliot.
aww come on, man. you had the chance and you didn’t get’em up the ass? i’m surprised.
Animal Collective = the new Coldplay.
After a frustrating year of Fleet Foxes…I was really hoping that 2009 would have started better. Hopefully people will reach their saturation point, and bands like Fucked Up will rule the world.
A final thought…I don’t hate “AnCo” as much as I hate their (mostly) almost evangelistic.
Kid on the street: “Hey man, can I talk to you about animal collective?”
Me: “I am sorry, I can’t hear you with that tiger mask on…dbag.”
So… you’re telling us not to talk with you about Animal Collective on a page designated to talking about Animal Collective?
whats wrong with fleet foxes.
and dont say boring. boring doesnt mean anything except that you’d rather be listening to something else. nobody ever calls brian eno or stars of the lid boring.
frustrating year of Fleet Foxes? haha.that has to be one of the prettiest albums to come out in a long time.
must be one of those guys that tries to force out any pretty sounds because they make him feel a little bit gay
Geologist: Some sort of sea creature.
Oh Geologist. You made me lol. As usual.
I don’t think janitors would agree with Panda Bear.
this should not be considered bloggable. i like animal collective and this is dumb.
Nylon is an airbrushed teen spirit piece of crap…Richard Avedon would surely agree! If only the New Yorker had a clue.
The only reason we hear so much about “AnCo” is because their fans are batshit crazy and one you are an “AnCo fan” you become a soldier and your mission in life is tell everyone you meet how fucking PERFECT “AnCo” is and how all other music is but a pale imitation of “AnCo”
It’s a cult really
I sometimes wonder if the people that crap all over MPP on the internet have ever really given it a good listen through headphones. I know taste is subjective, but I’m not sure how someone can say tracks like “In the Flowers”, “Bluish” “My Girls” and “Summertime Clothes” are terrible. Is it the lack of guitars??
What animal would Panda Bear be?
Someone please tell about a more creative and infectious album than MPP that’s come out in the last few months. I’d love to hear it.
i suggest going to the collected animals message board if you want to see people who like animal collective.
perhaps you don’t like it because they’re starting to break out of the indie-snob world and are selling well? UH OH, TIME TO BACK OUT, MORE THAN 3000 PEOPLE LIKE THEM, TOTES NOT COOL N E MORE LAWL. In may, Grizzly Bear won’t be cool to like anymore, and shit, Fleet Foxes are fucked with all of their publicity. Dan Deacon is so two years ago, and don’t even bring up Modest Mouse, the Decemberists, the Unicorns, Ugly Casanova, M83, Bon Iver, Beirut, Joanna Newsom, Broken Social Scene, or Neutral Milk Hotel–if you like any of them, you’re probably not cool enough to live in 2009, and should hurry up and start collecting old Joni Mitchell records.
But don’t worry, Xiu Xiu is still alright to like until next year.
What the hell? No they’re not.
i love you Elliot
i love strawberry jam.
first of all, no one calls them “anco”
second of all, have any of you actually listened to MPP?
no one has given a legitimate reason as to why it’s a bad album. some of the songs like “my girls,” “summertime clothes” and “lion in a comma” are very electropop and very easy to listen to.
they still have some experimental aspects to their music and do some amazing things with the vocals on this album. if you’ve listened to all their albums you can see the way their music has evolved.
there’s nothing to get here, you’re just all idiots.
Man,” Hardball with Nylon TV.”
This is really a bunch of bullshit.
I use to think AC was just a bunch of noise too, until I really took the time to fucking listen. I fell in love with songs like Infant Dressing Table, Winter’s Love, Unsolved Mysteries, Fireworks, and Bluish.
So before you talk your shit about how “overrated” Animal Collective is, take the time to really listen.
AC is just a few guys makin music, lets leave them alone. They didn’t claim to be this great band, the aren’t acting like The Edge for christ sake.
I personally don’t enjoy most of MPP and theres a lot better going on in music today. AC seemed to get a little lazy a little trapped into their style. I can see why people would like it and i do to an extent but it wears thin very quickly, you dont need 50 minutes of AC, you need about 5 then you get the idea and myswell just listen to it over and over b/c they dont change much.
and yea i get it, “i got it” a long time ago newbs.
We make musicians out to be much more than they are, blow their accomplishments out of proportion and cause all this useless banter among fans trying to prove their fav. band is the best ever.
Lazy? A little trapped in their style? I guess my ears deceive me. MPP sounds to me like a very generous progression on their previous album as did the album before that and the one before that and so on and so on. The consistency of their recordings while pushing towards new area is what I think a lot of us Animal Collective fans enjoy most. Wait are you talking about AC or ACDC?
MMP is a masterpiece. AC is not over rated. You need to take your head out of your ass.
6th most commented… Need I continue? Let this be the last comment.
Animal collective have been great for years. They know they don’t know how to play instruments like other people do….so they’re obviously not trying to sound technically amazing, but technically they’re amazing. I think you’ve just got to be hit by the emotionality and warmth of their music to truly dig it. If you don’t get those chills and boners then you’re probably not a fan…but I recommend going to a show sometime to get the full experience…also try Here comes the Indian and Sung Tongs.
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