Panda Bear

Panda Bear - Panda Bear
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1998 Ratings: #80
January 1, 1998 / Release Date
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So, this is my introduction to Animal Collective and most of their back catalog, and starting off with Panda Bear's debut album... this is really boring.

I guess if you REALLY want to dive into the entire AnCo discography, then I guess I'd recommend it but it's just so uninteresting and dull. A majority of the album feels rough and unfinished in a way where some tracks barely progress or are literally just nothing but a guitar, and Panda Bear's vocals are very hard to listen to sometimes. ... read more
uhhhh so, this is a very confusing listen. like... i found it very captivating, but i also felt as though it had little to no substance at the same time. panda bear's first full length album is a very bleek and empty listen which may be a positive for some, but for me, it made much of the project feel very unnessecary. overall, a very mediocre listening experience is what i got from this album.
Yeah... this does nothing for me. I do appreciate it as a hidden gem in AnCo's back catalog, but it still feels very amateurish and lifeless.

Fav Tracks: Mich mit einer Mond, We Built a Robot, On the Farm, Sometimes When It Hurts Bad Enough It Feels Like This, A Lover Once Can No Longer Be a Friend, Winter in St. Moritz

Least Fav Tracks: Fire!, Liebe auf den Ersten Blick


"Dapper Dan is my main man!"
No. No. No.
The genesis of a great artist. It's mostly amateurish, but it's a debut.
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Track List

  1. Inside a Great Stadium and a Running Race
  2. Mich mit einer Mond
  3. On the Farm
  4. Ohne Titel
  5. Fire!
  6. O Please Bring Her Back
  7. Ain't Got No Troubles
  8. Winter in St. Moritz
  9. Liebe auf den Ersten Blick
  10. A Musician and a Filmmaker
  11. We Built a Robot
  12. Sometimes When It Hurts Bad Enough It Feels Like This
  13. A Lover Once Can No Longer Now Be a Friend
  14. Ohne Titel
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