Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished

Animal Collective - Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished
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Based on 5 reviews
2000 Ratings: #5 / 104
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Based on 316 ratings
2000 Ratings: #11
August 25, 2000 / Release Date
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Easily my favourite out of Animal Collective albums I've listened to so far. I'd say that this certainly isn't an easy album to get into with this abrasive, less refined mixing, that makes it a clear indication of this being their debut album. However, despite not completely falling in love with album at the start, I get this youthful charm that made me love it when the album finished. My main issue I have with AnCo is that while I certainly respect the experimental routes that they take, it ... read more
I was legitimately debating turning this album off after the first few songs because I thought the noise aspects were just so sloppy. But I pushed through, and from Penny Dreadfuls on, this album is absolutely astonishing. Avey Tare's vocals sound fragile and soft, yet confident. And Panda Bear blows the production out of the water. 16 years ago when this released, there was nothing else similar to it, and today, even with numerous other AnCo projects, Spirit They're Gone, Spirity The've ... read more
+=songwriting, experimental soundscapes, unique perspective
-=mixing!!! Vocals mixed too low most of the tracks

Rating: 84/100(h*cking great)

Edit: It all makes sense now. I really love this now

Rating: 91/100(h*cking superb)

Edit: it keeps growing

Rating: 95/100(h*cking masterpiece)

Edit: I’ve felt bad about this score all day. The album finally clicked about an hour ago.

Original score: 41, Mediocre

Y’all know I’m making enemies with this one.

I didn’t enjoy this!! And trust me, I wanted to absolutely love it. The noise aspect of this album just makes me annoyed and puts a grimace on my face. The vocal mixing is too low, and it’s hard to make out any real features of the music itself. Who knows? Maybe it will grow on me? Right now, ... read more
I don't like this album, the rating was a dare, haha...

A dare

Whatever that means

I dared myself
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Track List

  1. Spirit They've Vanished
  2. April And The Phantom
  3. Untitled
  4. Penny Dreadfuls
  5. Chocolate Girl
  6. Everyone Whistling
  7. La Rapet
  8. Bat You'll Fly
  9. Someday I'll Grow To Be As Tall As The Giant
  10. Alvin Row
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