Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 29 reviews
2012 Rank: #186 / 825
USER SCORE
76
Based on
138 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
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

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

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

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

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

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

80
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

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

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

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

60
Paste

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

58
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

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

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

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User Reviews
Gupla
84
Muy radiofónico y con la vuelta de Deakin, Animal Collective en Centipede Hz demuestra que su talento no se basa en la casualidad, y que los años no los desgastan. Un sonido alborotado y con gustos mas a lo que Avey Tare quiere, Centipede Hz es un gran encuentro para volver a agarra raíces y mezclaras con algo nuevo.
lerkenfeldt
79
A more difficult venture than "Merriweather Post Pavilion" but i really enjoyed this record. I like how unapologetic and "in your face" it feels. However I do think the album looses a bit of it's punch about halfway trough, if it hadn't, I would probably have liked it as much as MPP.
DeafJudge
77
A really difficult album to get in to. The vocals are in my opinion not so enjoyable as in MPP. The production itself is also a lot more experiemental. Besides that it's a really good album with some pretty good tracks. Hope their next will be better.

Fav. tracks: Applesauce, Wide Eyed, Today's Supernatural
Tom Simmons
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
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DETAILS

September 4, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Experimental / Genres
myanimalhome.net / Website
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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 
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Added on: May 14, 2012