Here Comes the Indian

Animal Collective - Here Comes the Indian
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2003 Ratings: #57 / 280
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Based on 191 ratings
2003 Ratings: #111
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June 17, 2003 / Release Date
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Paw Tracks / Label
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Weird as hell and experimental as ever. Better instrumentation than their other experimental albums, but still unrelenting aggressive.

Color: Orange
FAV TRACKS: Panic, Slippi
LEAST FAV: Infant Dressing Table, Too Soon
Okay, this album is essentially Danse Manatee if it was actually bearable to listen to and had some enjoy-ability factor.

I've seen this being labeled as one of the hardest to get into Animal Collective albums, and that's no lie. It's the weirdest and most experimental I've heard them yet, where as Danse Manatee was just random noises. Yeah, you can class this as just random noises too, but I feel like here they actually take those random noises and make it into actual music. On one hand ... read more
Ambient AnCo before Tangerine Reef was conceived
EDIT: once again, i've grown a wider and more intricate appreciation of music in general, and because of that i've come to appreciate what AnCo were doing here a lot more. it's easily their strangest, most experimental release in their entire discog. the droning folktronica sound is something they'd never really go on to reproduce or elaborate on in the same way they managed to do here. definitely an underrated and overlooked gem in their discography.

what the fuck is going on with this album. ... read more
AnCo boldly moves into new territories musically, but doesn't fully explore the vast range of ideas that they present. There are a few great songs and a bunch of okay songs, so the record as a whole never truly takes off, but gives a mere taste of what could be.

fav tracks: Slippi, Too Soon
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