Danse Manatee

Animal Collective - Danse Manatee
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2001 Ratings: #102
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I wrote a paper on this song, and its role in experimental pop at the turn of the millennium.

Experimental Pop at the Turn of the Millennium -
Analysis of Danse Manatee and Where it Fits in the Landscape of Pop

Often described by critics as the “blunder” or “excess” in their discography, Animal Collective’s Danse Manatee remains a personal favorite of the musicians who created it. Inspired by the lowest and highest sounds on the frequency picked up by human ... read more
It's always intriguing to write about an album you love dearly that isn't all too well-regarded by others. Seen instead as an experimental dive that wasn't too much of a successful output rather than a magical, whimsical, and fantastically surreal landscape. Danse Manatee is a very controversial album from the psychedelic and elusive experimental band Animal Collective, who are by this point my favorite band of all time, no doubt do they always release albums that expand on the band's inventive ... read more
Edit: Been meaning to give this another listen for a long time, so for now take this review with a grain of salt until I actually know what I think of this

Uhh guys... what the hell are you doing?

If you're looking for the things that made Spirit They're Gone special, then just listen to Spirit They've Gone. What Danse Manatee essentially is is a bunch of guys screwing around with instruments and seeing what happens. Like guys, I know you want to go even more experimental, but you don't have ... read more
Trey I will fucking fight you
The best album ever made by manatees
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Track List

  1. A Manatee Dance
  2. Penguin Penguin
  3. Another White Singer (Little White Glove)
  4. Essplode
  5. Meet The Light Child
  6. Runnin The Round Ball
  7. Bad Crumbs
  8. The Living Toys
  9. Throwin The Round Ball
  10. Ahhh Good Country
  11. Lablakely Dress
  12. In The Singing Box
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