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Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

$45.00

Domino

Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

$45.00

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Merriweather Post Pavilion is the eighth studio album by American experimental pop group Animal Collective, originally released in 2009 on Domino Records.

According to review aggregate site Metacritic, Merriweather was the most critically acclaimed album of 2009, and went on to sell a total of 200,000 copies.

The album spawned the singles "My Girls", "Summertime Clothes" and "Brother Sport", the former of which was named the Best Song of 2009 by Pitchfork and Slant Magazine.

The album is named after the Columbia, Maryland venue, Merriweather Post Pavilion. A plan to perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion after the album's release in 2009 was ultimately discarded, though the band eventually did perform there in 2011. - Wiki

“Since their inception, Animal Collective have wandered the territorial edges of music, scoping out where boundaries had been erected and looking beyond them. They've punctuated perfectly likeable indie rock songs with bleating vocalizations. They've seeded pretty instrumentals with irritating noise. They've juxtaposed West African rhythms and melodies cribbed from British folk. They've stayed on a single chord for 10 minutes. But Merriweather feels like a joyous meeting in a well-earned, middle place-- the result of all their explorations pieced together to create something accessible and complete.

Although it will be tagged as Animal Collective's "pop" album, Merriweather Post Pavilion remains drenched in their idiosyncratic sound, a record that no one else could have made. The album is named for a Maryland venue that last year played host to Santana, Sheryl Crow, and John Mayer, but its songs won't be heard on the radio, and besides, Animal Collective's M.O. requires them to exist outside of rigid formats. Nonetheless, they've found a natural way to integrate the sing-along melodies, sticky hooks, and driving percussion that have long been hallmarks of celebratory popular music.” - Pitchfork

 

Item description:

Artist:

Animal Collective

Title:

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Label:

Domino

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g, Gatefold

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2009

Genre:

Indie, Rock

Style:

Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Experimental, Male Vocals

Catalog No:

DNO219

Condition:

New