My Head Is an Animal

Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is an Animal
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2012 Ratings: #310 / 1029
User Score
Based on 209 ratings
2012 Ratings: #236
Liked by 8 people
April 3, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Republic / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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My Head is an Animal is a highly impressive debut that’s full of emotional lyrics, lush, diverse instrumentation, and a powerful and dynamic male/female vocals.


My Head Is An Animal deserves the attention it is getting, because it is a well-crafted, spirited debut album with soaring choruses and delicious harmonies.


Even with a few skipable tracks, though, Of Monsters and Men bring an Icelandic exoticism and captivating energy to U.S. audiences on My Head is an Animal.

The 405

The thing that's most impressive about the album is that there's not even a trace of filler

My Head Is an Animal is a very solid, upbeat debut. The excellent songwriting and male/female vocal arrangements are what mostly caught my attention. There are some really great songs on this album. More better than worse, that's for sure. I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.

Strong 7/10
Very accessible yet beautiful and fun indie rock album. I think the vocals are very dynamic and the melodies are very catchy.
I like that album🌸 but it’s nothing special at all
Fav songs: little talks, dirty paws, mountain sound
Least fav song: Sloom
entry level indie music, a gateway to something greater
100th rating & review! (yay) so I decided to rate an old (well, old to me) album that I like.

I hate listening to this album. I used to listen to this a lot when I was 9 (and the following years). The nostalgia is just too much nowadays and makes me pretty sad. I don't wanna analyze the music deeply for this reason, but I will just say the instrumentation and production are awesome and they maintain a very authentic feel. To me, it seems like this album could be upbeat and happy, or a ... read more
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Track List

  1. Dirty Paws 
  2. King And Lionheart 
  3. Mountain Sound 
  4. Slow And Steady 
  5. From Finner 
  6. Little Talks 
  7. Six Weeks
  8. Love Love Love 
  9. Your Bones 
  10. Sloom 
  11. Lakehouse 
  12. Yellow Light
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Added on: April 7, 2012