- Sung Tongs

Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 10 reviews
2004 Rank: #29 / 284
USER SCORE
86
Based on
198 ratings

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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.

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.
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
TwinHypeBack
100
Animal Collective’s Amazing 2004 album sung Tongs is not only a pioneer of the folk psychedelic genre but of all experimental music in the early 2000s.

Sung Tongs easily places itself as one of the most creative albums of the 21st century. AnCo use both their gifted vocals & talented instrumental skills to produce 12 abstract folk songs. Winter’s love is a fine example of animal collective’s artistic strengths with the song using a variety of sound devices which all ... read more
GoldenChords
97
I can't deny I hated this the first time that I heard it. With a couple of reproductions, the album grew on me.

Favorite tracks: We Tigers, Winters Love, Who Could Win a Rabbit, Good Lovin' Outside, Sweet Road.
Zkull
90
Incredibly accessable, the best way to get into AnCo. (I listened to this last ironically)
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DETAILS

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