Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Know Your Enemy

"The animal collective this godawful album most often calls to mind is the Pathetic Sharks from Viz. There's no shortage of great modern psych out there right now, so I can only counsel you to avoid Painting With like a children's birthday party. If it's mystery you want, stick with Grumbling Fur. If you're after exuberant polyrhythms, pray that the Boredoms release something soon. If you want a picture of the future for Animal Collective, imagine a digitally animated clown shoe stamping on a human face – forever."

Sometime Animal Collective fan Lee Arizuno is most avowedly not a fan of new album Painting With. I can't help but allow his review for the Quietus to colour my judgement on whether or not to give them another chance.

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