This is when they perfectly balance their experimental style with a more accessible side. Perfect mix between pop and experimental. This album focuses on trippy guitar delays unlike mainly synthesizers in their next album. It sounds just like the cover. People getting into AnCo should start with this album in my opinion.
Favourite tracks: Peacebone, For Reverend Green, Winter Wonder Land
One of their most colorful and varied projects, Strawberry Jam illustrates perfectly what Animal Collective really is: an intense, disform and adventurous group with lots of weird ideas that blend together in an almost liquid fluid-form. This record has both experimental, challenging moments and catchy, memorable songs in the same measure, which makes the album a fun experience. This may be a good start to newcomers in the Animal Collective territory. Highly recommended.
Fav Tracks: Peacebone, Fireworks, For Reverend Green, Cuckoo Cuckoo, Derek, Unsolved Mysteries, Winter Wonder Land