- Sung Tongs

Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 10 reviews
2004 Rank: #28 / 284
USER SCORE
85
Based on
217 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
Aug 2, 2017
99
this album, after the first two tracks becomes a almost perfect sound land to travel and get lost in. Leaf house and here comes the rabbit are some of the best tracks on the album but I feel like they destroy the cohesiveness that the project could have had. other then that the album is a shining bright soul of childhood wonder that has changed how I see the world and would get lost in at any time.
Jun 26, 2017*
ryansliao
83
If this album was more consistent, it would be one of the best Animal Collective albums just based on its instrumentals. Unfortunately, there are one or two moments that are quite forgettable.

Best Tracks: Leaf House, Who Could Win A Rabbit, The Softest Voice, Winters Love
Worst Tracks: Kids On Holiday
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June 1, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Cat Records / Label
Rusty Santos / Producer
myanimalhome.net / Website
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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