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Flavorwire talks to Pitchfork’s Animal Collective reviewer

Animal Collective

[12:26] TheBeard4904: yeah, i think radiohead is an interesting comparison…in [Flavorwire’s] review, we said that this record is animal collective’s bid to take things to a radiohead-like level…this sort of class of acceptable weirdo groups that are allowed into the mainstream, people like bjork, radiohead, beck…do you think that’s an overreach?

[12:28] Mark_Pitchfork-666: that is something I have wondered about with this one, whether it will cross over to people who don’t follow music as closely…my initial thought is that I’m a little bit skeptical of it happening, because there are still a lot of things about A.C. that are pretty strange…one thing with Radiohead, is that every album had least a few tunes that could fairly be described as “rock songs.” you could tell what all the instruments were, there are guitars, etc., but that’s not really true with this record.

That’s a segment from an interview with the AC-reviewer Mark Richardson. As already discussed, the album is out (on vinyl) and he (Pitchfork) gave it a 9.6. Did you get a copy?

You can listen to “My Girls” in the video below…

Animal Collective – My Girls

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