Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished

Avey Tare and Panda Bear - Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2000 Ratings: #19 / 191
User Score
2000 Rank: #76
Liked by 214 people
August 1, 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Animal / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes
More than just entertainment, this is one of those albums that challenges your aesthetics, and it's damn good, to boot.
89
Pitchfork

Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished is not only outstanding, but one of the most original sounding albums out there.

80
AllMusic
Avey Tare and Panda Bear sound like an acoustic version of New Order visited by the genius of Bowie and some studio time with Christian Fennesz or Cornelius. Some will find them too weird for straight tastes or too catchy for weird tastes -- then again, some will find them to be the best of both worlds.
80
No Ripcord

What drives this though is a pure sense of pop, as in the Bowie theatricals of Penny Dreadfuls or the Arthur Lee-style vaudeville of Chocolate Girl.

40
Rolling Stone
Migraine triggers abound: hammer-on-drainpipe percussion, extremely high-pitched electronics, chaotic arrangements that suggest Animal Collective might have set a dozen gibbons loose on Pro Tools just to see what would happen.
Windy
85

๐—”๐—ป๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ'๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜†: ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜†'๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ, ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜†'๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฑ

And beginning my Animal Collective adventure is one of the most conflicting albums I’ve heard. Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished was incredibly difficult for me to rate, and to be honest, I’m ... read more

SwagMaster72
90

Swag They've Gone, Swag They've Vanished!

PunkRevNow
100

it hurts

intbaggy
90

Two words: BRAIN SAUNA

GeraldTheMouse
75

ok devo admitir que foi extremamente pretensioso da minha parte cogitar que talvez esse album fosse 9/10

SillySunderland
100

OW MY FUCKING EARS

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