AOTY 2022

Campfire Songs

Animal Collective - Campfire Songs
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2003 Ratings: #149 / 298
User Score
Based on 304 ratings
2003 Ratings: #210
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𝗔𝗻𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲'𝘀 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆: 𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝗴𝘀

I’m back, and (finally) continuing my amazing Animal Collective adventure! When we last left off, AnCo had focused on the abrasive and experimental parts of their sound in Danse Manatee, an album that, while occasionally beautiful, was overall inconsistent and somewhat boring. So where does Campfire Songs go from this? ... read more


EDIT: I dont like AnCo headass, one of the best groups of all time now.

I don't really like Animal Collective so I have no clue how I got here yeah. Campfire Songs kinda breathtaking for me in a sense that everything about this album is so special and different from anything I've heard, and despite not being an AnCo fan they're the only ones who can pull this style better than anyone else.

Music has always been attempted to be recorded professionally (most of the time), mixed and planned by ... read more


EDIT: the sheer beauty of these songs is growing on me even more. this is definitely a hidden gem in Anco's discography. it’s still not one of their most replayable albums when you’re comparing it to like MPP or Strawberry Jam, but honestly i feel this is a more cohesive and enjoyable full listen than StrawJam.

Original score: 72

you guys don't understand how happy i was to hear gentle rain and soft guitar playing as the album began. the openers for the past two albums, Spirit ... read more


Doggy made me sad


Queen In My Pictures - 3/5
Doggy - 4/5
Two Corvettes - 3/5
Moo Rah Rah Rain - 3/5
De Soto De Son - 4/5


Very enjoyable listen once you give yourself in to the atmosphere and feeling of this record. I just want to lay in a hammock or in the grass with the sun shining on me through branches and leaves.

I feel like this album has the potential to put you in a trance-like state if you soak it all in. The subtelty and gentle nature of the music combined with the sounds of nature was able to give me very vivid imaginations which I think could only be amplified depending on the setting you’re ... read more

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Track List

  1. Queen In My Pictures
  2. Doggy
  3. Two Corvettes
  4. Moo Rah Rah Rain
  5. De Soto De Son
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