AnCo expand their sound even further from 'Feels' to something way more playful and colourful. Absolutely love Avey's vocals here especially on 'For Reverend Green.' I'd say that this album is probably the best starting point for this band as it presents everything that makes them so essential.
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