Strawberry Jam
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2007 Rank: #24 / 616
User Score
Based on 327 ratings
September 10, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Scott Colburn / Producer / Website
Your Review
Dec 20, 2016
Peacebone is one hell of a jam (sorry)
Jun 23, 2014
Best Track: Peacebone, For Reverend Green, Fireworks, or Cuckoo Cuckoo
Worst Track: #1
Most Overrated Track: Derek
Most Underrated Track: Chores
Sep 24, 2017
Matching my love for Feels, Strawberry Jam pushed Animal Collective even closer to more accessible territory. The first four tracks here are insanely strong and catchy. The latter half of the record loses some of its appeal and "#1" "Winter Wonder Land" and "Cuckoo Cuckoo" have become somewhat of a lull in an otherwise strong run of tracks but this isn't saying much cause these songs are still good, just pale in comparison to the first half of the record.
Aug 2, 2017
like experimenting with insanity Animal collective move to a less personal more abstract sound with real world issues being littered under a ton of abstract song structures and lyrics that make you think and feel ways that are very rare and extremely important to the human condition.
Jul 6, 2017
Edit: This was my 12th listen of the album. I believe I have shaped a relatively spherical opinion of it that will probably not change. It grew on me. Unsolved Mysteries and Cuckoo Cuckoo are terrible to me, For Reverend Green is bad, #1 is mediocre and Chores is fine. Peacebone is good and the rest tracks are great, excellent even. I still believe its an enormously overrated record but it did ultimately grow on me.