If you're any sort of Animal Collective fan you've probably already added this baby to your cart. Their first real noise as a group since 2009's much lauded Merriweather Post Pavilion and it seems to be that it was worth the wait. The tracks play like two sides of the same coin. "Honeycomb" brings the positive, upbeat vibes that my upstairs neighbors seem intent on trying to recreate on a daily basis. The vocals are all super chatty but the pulsing cacophony the makes the bed of the track does a more than stellar job of keeping up. On the flip "Gotham" is like the cough syrup cousin, where everything is stretched out as far as it can go. Super deluxe marbled paper sleeve. Don't sleep.
- Music Label: Domino 2012
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 07/2012
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