AOTY 2018
Panda Bear - Buoys
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Based on 29 ratings
2019 Ratings: #1
February 8, 2019 / Release Date
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Become
1w
Top rated album of 2019...
3w
umm bjork did the 'having your album leak 3 months early' thing back in 2015 sweetie
3w
drip drip drip
1mo
oh boyyyyyyyy
1mo
2019 is gonna start off with a bang I swear
1mo
I AM SO GODDAMNED HYPE
1mo
Hype.
1mo
already a handful of really awesome album covers for 2019
MarkCooper
73
Panda Bear's solo career has an oddly specific set of expectations from me - expectations one-of-a-kind from other artists. This all has to do with his 2007 album, Person Pitch.
Person Pitch instilled a love for a specifically slow, open and distant sound only Panda Bear could seem to make, and that aesthetic has been applied and slightly tweaked on each of his releases since.
Unlike Person Pitch, Tomboy and Panda Bear vs. the Grim Reaper felt a lot drier and flatter - the distant aesthetic ... read more
dearsongs
79
Since this is my first review of a 2019 release I will start this off with my totally random theory in which decade defining albums often come out at the first and last year of the 10 year cycle. With that said, it is my belief (and hope) that we are entering a 2 year period where we will see lots of good albums. Panda Bear is a good place to start.

What is with AC related releases leaking so far from release date all the time?
MPP on Xmas, Panda Bear on Thanksgiving... Ok Ok the day before ... read more
nebua
76
I was arguing about Dolphin was not a good single choice for album but after listened the whole album decided to its very accurated to represent the album itself. If anyone didnt like the Dolphin, probably not gonna like album too. Also I am the person who thinks this album was much better in live performances. But still there is really good music in here that deserve listening.

As always, Panda knows how cook unique taste in every new album and again in this album, there are many new elements ... read more
The_Ofay
70
After MPP, AnCo's experiments stopped surprising, as it was before. Perhaps the culprit is the phenomenal success of this release, which brought the band to a completely different level of popularity. And unfortunately with such popularity they could not properly cope. Lost most of their picaresque and adventurous sound landscapes they created. Of course there were interesting tracks, but all this was not something you really expect from such a great team, you could feel the plasticity of their ... read more
100
Best Noah album since Person Pitch. Don't @ me.
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Track List

  1. Dolphin
  2. Cranked
  3. Token
  4. I Know I Don't Know
  5. Master
  6. Buoys
  7. Inner Monologue
  8. Crescendo
  9. Home Free


Added on: November 8, 2018