Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
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Based on 16 reviews
2007 Ratings: #25 / 626
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Based on 450 ratings
2007 Ratings: #7
September 10, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Scott Colburn / Producer
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The story of this record ... is the strength of Avey Tare's voice, and how his singing anchors these songs, invigorates the band's idiosyncratic melodies, and offers a clear portal into Animal Collective's utopian dreamworld.

Peacebone is one hell of a jam (sorry)
I hate to be one to wax nostalgic for a band's "glory days" but after listening to the almost hour of aimless psychedelic noodling that is Tangerine Reef it's easy to take for granted that Animal Collective was once the most vital, cutting-edge musical act on the planet. Strawberry Jam is AnCo in peak form as pop melodies merge with the experimentation prevalent on their previous outings (Feels, Sung Tongs) seemlessly. This album is pure primal expression with Avey Tare thankfully ... read more
Animal Collectives seventh LP has them fully embracing their “pop side” originally explored on their previous album, resulting in what should be and what is their most fun album in their discography. Along with poppier and catchier songs, Strawberry Jam is completely full of indescribable sounds and unmatchable personality shining through Aveys and Pandas vocals; truly living up to be represented by a genre bluntly titled “experimental” as I’ve never stumbled ... read more
Had some genius moments, but also some pretentious passages...overall a bit inconsistent, but really good nonetheless...
Best Track: Peacebone, For Reverend Green, Fireworks, or Cuckoo Cuckoo
Worst Track: #1
Most Overrated Track: Derek
Most Underrated Track: Chores
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Track List

  1.  Peacebone
  2.  Unsolved Mysteries
  3.  Chores
  4.  For Reverend Green
  5.  Fireworks
  6. #1
  7.  Winter Wonder Land
  8.  Cuckoo Cuckoo
  9.  Derek
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