With Tomboy, Panda Bear offers a proverbial yet remarkably resonant and dense album.
Aside from being a top-notch album musically, it very well may be Lennox’s most accessible work to date.
He's condensed the sprawl and stylistic shifts of Person Pitch into seemingly tidy songs.
Here these 11 much shorter songs don’t so much buckle under Panda’s voice as become absorbed into it.
With efforts like this one, Panda Bear and his coterie have established a genuinely avant-garde movement in America.
Tomboy not only lacks Animal Collective's recent experiments with rhythm and time, but also lacks the brilliantly designed balance and blend of Person Pitch.
He seems about half-awake, caught between the haziness of sleep and the defensiveness of waking life.
|# 11 -||Amazon|
|# 25 -||Consequence of Sound|
|# 44 -||Drowned in Sound|
|# 3 -||Gorilla vs. Bear|
|# 19 -||MAGNET|
|# 34 -||Obscure Sound|
|# 32 -||Pitchfork|
|# 36 -||PopMatters|
|# 17 -||Prefix|
|# 7 -||Pretty Much Amazing|
|# 37 -||Rolling Stone|
|# 34 -||Tiny Mix Tapes|