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Animal Collective – “Feels ” – [Fat Cat]

Thurston Hunger   11/11/2005   A Library, CD

The phrase “Desert Island Disc” is a cliche, but something
about this feels like it was recorded on such an island…
instead of the hallowed hazy cozy confines of the church of
Scott Colburn. Or maybe it’s that in listening to this
an island sort of springs up around you, and damn if the
natives are giddily gleeful. Seriously this album is happy,
as paradoxical as that sounds since happily this is not a
serious album. It is a lush one; hell a toy zither sounds
like it’s pouring down from the clouds. There’s a lot of
stutter-stepping guitar laid down through-out this, and
lyrics have a nice impulsiveness to them. Like a friend
who wants to tell you all the details of a dream, but is
hurrying up before the best parts evaporate especially as
“someone in my dictionary is up to no good.” You gotta
love that line, and this album…it’s the kind of album
that a lot of people are going to get crushes on.

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null says

I heard a little too much of The Arcade Fire in this album

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