Album
Merriweather Post Pavilion
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Artist
Animal Collective

Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
CRITIC SCORE
92
Based on 19 reviews
2009 Rank: #1 / 616
USER SCORE
90
Based on
184 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

Merriweather's sound plays like both a summation and an expansion of everything Animal Collective has done so far, with a sharper focus on melody and more emboldened vocals that drive the songs.

100
Consequence of Sound

The boys of Animal Collective have mapped out some previously uncharted waters, producing a style of music that could belong to no one else; a distinctive, flawless fusion of the semi- automated and the wholly organic. 

100
No Ripcord

MPP is a dense studio record with a prominent synthetic pulse, but AC does not jettison warmth by leaning ‘lectronic, instead defying the sterility associated with its own techniques. 

96
Pitchfork

What they've constructed here is a new kind of electronic pop-- one which is machine-generated and revels in technology but is also deeply human, never drawing too much attention to its digital nature.

91
Paste

This is the new indie ethos: Don’t think; dance.

90
Drowned in Sound

Is Merriweather Post Pavilion the flawless album that it's been willed to be? Taken as a whole I'd say it's pretty damn close. 

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

On Merriweather, their art reminds us that immersion in Western tropes need not be met with scorn, that not all of its idioms have yet been exhausted, that embracing optimism and melody can still be so relevant -- and it aches in the most soulful of ways.

90
musicOMH

Oozing fun out of every pore, this record is the perfect tonic to the increasingly troubled times that 2009 brings with it and will most likely feature on many of those Best Of lists come December.

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User Reviews
austincrane235
97
Best Track: In The Flowers, My Girls, Also Frightened, Bluish, Guys Eyes, or Brother Sport
Worst Track: Daily Routine
Most Overrated Track: n/a
Most Underrated Track: Taste

JustinSlick
NR
There are moments that burn very brightly, but I think this is one of those masterpieces that you enjoy a little less as time wears on. I still put it on from time to time, but it doesn't have a real hold on me, like a few other albums from the 09-10 stretch.

Ntando
60
I don't get it! It is what it is,just not for me.
If you like my type of music You won't like this album but it's reviewed good so it's good if you get it, i guess

SiberianBreaks
93
I finally get why this is their most acclaimed. While it doesn't strike me as much as Strawberry Jam does, this is definitely their most accessible and fun release. Each song is layered in so many electronics and different sounds. This album is just really colourful. It's like Beach Boys on LSD.

Favourite tracks: My Girls, Brother Sport, In The Flowers, Summertime Clothes, Bluish, Taste

Creator R-Zita
94
A very strange album with relaxing electro-experimental sounds. After you hear that album you wanna hear it again! MAGICAL Songs that remind us fairy tales and nice dreams

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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 3 - A.V. Club
# 7 - Amazon
# 1 - Consequence of Sound
# 7 - Drowned in Sound
# 1 - MOJO
# 1 - musicOMH
# 5 - NME
# 1 - No Ripcord
# 2 - NPR
# 2 - Paste
# 1 - Pitchfork
# 1 - PopMatters
# 1 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 4 - Q Magazine
# 14 - Rolling Stone
# 1 - Spin
# 1 - Stereogum
# 1 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 1 - Uncut
Track List
  1. In the Flowers
  2. My Girls
  3. Also Frightened
  4. Summertime Clothes
  5. Daily Routine
  6. Bluish
  7. Guys Eyes
  8. Taste
  9. Lion in a Coma
  10. No More Runnin
  11. Brother Sport
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