Pitchfork gave the new Animal Collective record a 9.6 rating today, confirming their love for all things AC. Merriweather Post Pavilion is the newest release from the freak-folkers, as they create layer upon layer of sound. This album is distinguished from the others by its dance focus, keeping the ambient layers of sound that they are most noted for, but adding some undeniably catchy beats, and giving us more straightforward vocals and song structures.
Pitchfork's rating gives Animal Collective a clear lead for the 2009 Album Of the Year. You know what I say to that? Just wait for Andrew Bird, people. (And Wilco)
MP3: My Girls
Music video for "Fireworks", from 2007's Strawberry Jam.