- Sung Tongs

Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 10 reviews
2004 Rank: #29 / 285
USER SCORE
86
Based on
209 ratings

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100
Drowned in Sound
The intricate layers of sound and percussion, each hum and click and yelp adding something to the other – the centre, invariably, holds. And yet, the excitement of experimentation and improvisation is never lost. Animal Collective are psychedelic warriors for our burned-out age.
89
Pitchfork

Unlike last year's impressive Here Comes the Indian, Sung Tongs opts for folky ambience and late-night, summer camp sing-alongs to carry the weight (or weightlessness) of its strains.

80
AllMusic

Sung Tongs is a striking record, a breath of fresh air within experimentalist indie rock.

80
PopMatters

Sung Tongs is an inch more sublime than anything they’ve done previously, with more phenomenal use of their manic choir of Motown vocals, less scattered, clique-ish dissonance, and more sideshow bubblegum-pop freaking out on god-knows-what powerful substance.

May 1, 2016*
BuffaloStaple
80
Great album, but wha-wha-what th-wha-wha-e fu-wha-wha-ck wha-wha-was wi-wha-wha-th the ou-wha-wha-tro so-wha-wha-ng?
Feb 1, 2016
MarkCooper
90
This album is so applicable to any time of the year. It has the ability to be a winter, summer, spring, and fall album all at once. Animal Collective will always be the kings at making you smile from the childhood innocence and joy of some of their earlier work.
Jun 19, 2014
austincrane235
95
Best Track: Leaf House, Who Could Win A Rabbit, Winters Love, Sweet Road, Visiting Friends, or Mouth Wooed Her
Worst Track: Whaddit I Done
Most Overrated Track: Kids On Holiday
Most Underrated Track: The Softest Voice
Jun 28, 2017
pouls
82
I really like the folk ambiance in here, and I love how eccentric this album is — especially in the indie folk and rock spectrum —, but I don't think that this is as engaging or striking as some of their other works. Still though, this is a quite entertaining and unique album, and it is an album that I highly recommend.
Jun 26, 2017
ryansliao
77
I really liked this upon first listen, but after a few more listens it became really apparent where this album pales in comparison to Feels. For one, the atmosphere just isn't in the same league. The instrumental prowess is still here, but it isn't quite as entrancing or engaging. This album doesn't flow nearly as well either. To be fair though, there are still some fantastic folk cuts. I still prefer their later records, but Animal Collective still came through with a very solid album here. ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 2 - Pitchfork
Track List
  1. Leaf House
  2. Who Could Win a Rabbit
  3. The Softest Voice
  4. Winters Love
  5. Kids on Holiday
  6. Sweet Road
  7. Visiting Friends
  8. College
  9. We Tigers
  10. Mouth Wooed Her
  11. Good Lovin Outside
  12. Whaddit I Done