Let me say, Merriweather Post Pavillion is hands down Animal Collective's most well received piece of work. I personally prefer Strawberry Jam for it's sheer unpredictability, and Feels for it's consistent journey of epic triumph. Still Merriweather is a strong release worth listening to, specifically on vinyl. The mastering is so precise on this release that you literally get sucked into a completely different atmosphere with the jaw droppingly majestic opening track. Also the front cover moves by itself and is a real trip. I showed it to my best friend Leet Larry, but Larry couldn't figure it out. He just stared at it like a magic eye and asked, "Where's the 3d animal!?" As a seasoned veteran of the Magic Eye, Larry grew quickly frustrated that nothing was happening when he ogled the cover slightly cross eyed. I explained to him time and time again that you don't need to stare at it like a magic eye for the picture to begin moving but he just wasn't having it. This made him biased when we actually spun the record and he claimed he did not like it. "Impossible, you know?" I said to him. He insisted we listen to something else instead, but I told him absolutely not, because this is my house and my record player. Deal with it, you know? Animal Collective fans already know this album, as it became the poster child for fan conversion with it's more conventional approach to song-making. My Girls was even featured in that lousy show MTV Skins. If you don't have this album on Vinyl, I suggest you get it now.
I would recommend this to a friend
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