Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Rank: #162 / 657
USER SCORE
76
Based on
107 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pretty Much Amazing
Pretty Much Amazing

Though it never escapes the shadow of its elder sibling, Centipede Hz is, in true black-sheep fashion, undeniably entertaining.

91
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

Centipede Hz is dense and unforgivingly full-throttle ... and home to some of the band’s best and most involved lyrics to date.

85
Under The Radar
Under The Radar

A magical album that takes the listener on a wondrous journey into a party where love is found, lost, and ultimately sublimated into an unsurpassable catharsis. 

80
The 405
The 405

With Centipede Hz, it's not just the case that they've done it again, it's that they've been doing it since the turn of the century, and no-one's going to stop them having fun anytime soon.

80
NME
NME

It’s chaotic and confounding. It will frustrate as much as it delights. And no, not everything they throw at the wall manages to stick. 

80
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

Centipede Hz is upfront about its intentions of difficulty, announcing them with a tone equal parts self-aware and challenging. 

80
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

As it stands, it’s a portrait of growing up that is wonderfully vivid but a tad unfulfilling, a collection of tracks boasting some remarkable tunes and a complex theme, and an album that is bound to satisfy both hardcore and casual fans.

80
PopMatters
PopMatters

Centipede Hz is an album that’ll get a hold on you as all its arms grab on and don’t let go. 

74
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Centipede Hz, by comparison, feels like someone throwing a burrito on your windshield: The songs hit with a jolt, instantly splaying all their ingredients before you.

70
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

It’s not a major album, but are Animal Collective obliged to make major albums?

60
Paste
Paste

Centipede Hz evokes nothing so much as diner placemats or knockoff dollar store beach pails.

58
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

It’s like a manic transmission that’s only being half picked up, leaving the receiver the task of attempting to reconstruct the message from incomplete information.

50
FACT Magazine
FACT Magazine

The problem with Centipede Hz is that there’s just no room for the listener’s own imagination, rendering it a difficult album to connect with.

50
musicOMH
musicOMH

Oversaturated with obtrusive vocal effects and muddy synth textures, these songs are forcefully suffocated by untamed jumbles of sonic detritus.

User Reviews
73
Fav Tracks: Today's Supernatural, Wide Eyed, Applesauce, Moonjock, Pulleys

Least Fav Track: Father Time

austincrane235
63
Best Track: Today's Supernatural or Rosie Oh
Worst Track: Pulleys
Most Overrated Track: Applesauce
Most Underrated Track: Monkey Riches

SiberianBreaks
76
After many listens, this is a good effort by them. Doesn't compare to their previous masterpieces but it is what it is. I guess this is their "King Of Limbs." Since people expected a sequel to MPP, they got something completely different. And that disappointed a lot of people. But there are some great tracks here. The album just lacks the consistency of their previous albums.

Favourite tracks: Today's Supernatural, Moonjock, Applesauce, New Town Burnout, Rosie Oh

ErnestoCastro
83
The most underrated record of 2012

74
A disappointing change in direction.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: September 4, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Domino
GENRE: Experimental
WEBSITE: myanimalhome.net
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 37 - Beats Per Minute
# 21 - Clash
# 48 - DIY
# 45 - No Ripcord
# 33 - Obscure Sound
# 39 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 40 - SPIN
# 33 - The Fly
MISC LISTS
# 19 - Pitchfork Readers
Track List
  1. Moonjock 
  2. Today's Supernatural 
  3. Rosie Oh 
  4. Applesauce 
  5. Wide Eyed 
  6. Father Time 
  7. New Town Burnout 
  8. Monkey Riches 
  9. Mercury Man 
  10. Pulleys 
  11. Amanita
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Added on: May 14, 2012