Originally Posted by kaldaniels
Animal Collective has a new album out. These guys are raved about by all the music critics and fans but I just can't get them. I don't need a great melody and hook to enjoy music...as bland as it may sound I love Pink Floyd and enjoy Radiohead's "odder" songs. But as much as I try to listen and "get" AC, I can't. It sounds muddled to me...though I really enjoy "Some Girls".
If it is just music that is great to get high to, I can totally get that...so tell me if that is the case. No offense intended by that.
Any fans on here that care to add anything? Help me at least understand the love these guys get. (Without making me feel lame
For me, Animal Collective is a pretty good band, but they're overrated by a lot of people and publications. All their albums range from 'good' to 'very good', but they haven't released a great
record. I think their hype mainly comes from their unique-yet-attainable sound. They're certainly not bad--far from it--but aside from their sound, they're not all that special either.