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    Theres a lot of hype about Animal Collective and I want to get into them, I got the album Strawberry Jam and was not very impressed(just my opinion). Is their a better album of theirs to check out or is it that if I didn't like that I won't like the rest? ? ? ?
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    If you don't like the album, you will probably hate their live show. They are all over the place, even more chaotic than on their albums. Check out some youtubes if you are still into them, Feels is a good album to check out.

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    Feels and Sung Tongs are both better. The new Water Curses EP is a more successful version of whatever they were going for on Strawberry Jam.

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    They are likely Outdoor Theatre again, no? Played OT 4:25-5:10 in '06, one would assume they would get a better time slot this year. I'm worried about conflicts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    Feels and Sung Tongs are both better. The new Water Curses EP is a more successful version of whatever they were going for on Strawberry Jam.
    good call on Water Curses, Im really diggin it and kinda getting strawberry jam, guess its one of those bands that has to grow on you
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    i heart animal collective.
    that is all.

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    check out the song "Leaf House" off of Sung Tongs; it's what got me into them...
    Some of their stuff I don't like at all, but a lot of it I absolutely love.

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    Feels & Sung Tongs

    Those were the only two albums I knew when I saw them in '06 at Coachella. They tend to play a bunch of new stuff that isn't even out when they play live, so there isn't too much you can listen to that will prepare you for their live show.

    I wouldn't go too far back into their catalogue unless you all of a sudden love them for life (which happens often with Animal Collective). Otherwise you should be good with Sung Tongs, Feels & Strawberry Jam. (And the EP which I'm upset I haven't gotten yet O_o

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    Feels is the best one to start out with.

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    it took me a while to really get into AC, and now, they're one of my favorite contemporary bands.

    'feels' is definately the best in the catelouge for a newbie. i want to reccomend 'sung tongs' but that might be too intense.

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    I really like animal collective. I hear that they suck live. Still going to see them though.

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    I can't understand why people (especially Animal Collective fans!) DON'T like Strawberry Jam.
    They managed to make a more coherent album without sacrificing their sound.
    I mean, come on! 'Reverend Green' 'Cuckoo' '#1' 'Chores' 'Fireworks' !!

    ..And I love Feels. And I love Sung Tongs.
    And Water Curses is awesome.
    And Strawberry Jam is fantastic.
    And they are fucking great.

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    I started with Strawberry Jam and then bought Feels. Love both of them. Just got Water Curses, haven't given it a listen yet.

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    Since nobody's mentioned it..."Winters Love" from Sung Tongs is probably the most beautiful songs ever written. Weird that it came from AC, but that's what is so impressive about it.

    If you don't like any of their other stuff, you'll still love that song.

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    Animal Collective will be a show I would hate to miss. The chaos on Strawberry Jam is tripled live, I'm sure.

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    So is the verdict pretty much that they suck live? They are definitely one of the bands I wanna see but...if they suck live...

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    They're currently the best touring live band available. Not sure if that qualifies as sucking.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkfish View Post
    They're currently the best touring live band available. Not sure if that qualifies as sucking.
    I don't mind Animal Collective, but give me a break with "the best touring live band available" comment.

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    hm. i don't know if they "suck." it's just a much different live show than most people are used to.

    i, for one, will be front and center during their set.

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    I wouldn’t say they "suck" live. It just takes a minuet to adjust to their live show. I'll say it again if you don’t like their albums, you will not like them live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clumsy342 View Post
    I can't understand why people (especially Animal Collective fans!) DON'T like Strawberry Jam.
    im a huge fan and i consider it my least favorite album simply cause those songs work much better live....but thats just me....and yes, they are amazing live....find the npr all songs considered podcast if you don't believe me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boredofcanada View Post
    im a huge fan and i consider it my least favorite album simply cause those songs work much better live....but thats just me....and yes, they are amazing live....find the npr all songs considered podcast if you don't believe me...
    Wait.. what?
    Strawberry Jam is your least favorite because..
    the songs off of Strawberry Jam are better live?
    weird.
    They only played Derek, Unsolved Mysteries, and Fireworks when I saw them. Fireworks was all jacked up though.

    I heard the NPR podcast and a couple other shows, but the new songs don't really do it for me. A couple are alright, but overall its kinda "meh".

    I'm still really excited to see them though, and I'll have a good time.
    And if I hear ANYTHING off of 'Water Curses' 'Strawberry Jam' or 'Feels' or 'Sung Tongs', I'll be happy.

    I just think they should take a break from constantly playing new-NEW stuff and play a set that could show sceptics WHY they are so amazing. So much great material and 2% of it gets to the stage when people actually know it.

    But I'm thinking this show will either be like I just described, OR .. it'll be even newer stuff than their last tour.

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    they've been playing fireworks live forever, like before feels...
    yeah, i prefer the songs from strawberry jam live.....whats so weird about that??
    im hoping they play something from person pitch to be honest.....that would be mind-blowing.....but i doubt it.....and the new tracks on the podcast do it for me.....brother sport? dancer? house? those songs are amazing....i think it's weird you don't think so.....to each his own i guess....
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    "Safer" would be amazing

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkfish View Post
    They're currently the best touring live band available. Not sure if that qualifies as sucking.
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    i think this has been posted before, NPR did a live recording of animal collective last year

    you can check out what to expect here:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=14564305

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    I loves ma Animal Collective but I was really hoping for some Panda Bear this year.
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    the resaon love the life show is bcuase it obiously somethi n g new eached time hey yea le t all just listn to the sae song over and over that already heared in my cd on the way here to the coachella that a lot of funnn but yes hey guest wat tht could be fun beuese know the songe and could sing a long corse but hey they do played some stuf tat already know so is gettin a best of boths world it not a bad show at all but was wvery hot in 06 in the outdor so hopped thay get a better time this year or somethin is reatrange

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelastgreatman View Post
    Animal Collective : music
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    they're both unique and unpredictable.
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