11 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having waded deeper into electronic waters with Merriweather Post Pavilion, the onetime freak-folkies in Animal Collective discover vast new worlds of color and texture on Centipede Hz. “Applesauce” tosses jangly ‘60s garage pop down a funhouse hall of mirrors; “Today’s Supernatural” heaves like a roller-coaster in a hurricane, yet it's also one of their catchiest songs ever. “Rosie Oh” exemplifies their effortless balancing act between lilting vocal harmonies and wildly psychedelic details: Writhing like a bag of centipedes, it’s nevertheless eminently hummable.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having waded deeper into electronic waters with Merriweather Post Pavilion, the onetime freak-folkies in Animal Collective discover vast new worlds of color and texture on Centipede Hz. “Applesauce” tosses jangly ‘60s garage pop down a funhouse hall of mirrors; “Today’s Supernatural” heaves like a roller-coaster in a hurricane, yet it's also one of their catchiest songs ever. “Rosie Oh” exemplifies their effortless balancing act between lilting vocal harmonies and wildly psychedelic details: Writhing like a bag of centipedes, it’s nevertheless eminently hummable.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
239 Ratings
239 Ratings
efil4zagginman ,

7.4

this really pumps my nads

lollytay ,

Embrace its strangeness

Those looking for Merriweather Post Pavilion 2.0 should turn away. This album is a new vein in the Animal Collective discography and it's a huge bundle of sounds to unravel. It's daunting at first, but oh so rewarding with each listen.

Centipede Hz, built around the idea of an alien radio transmission, is a journey that, if taken willingly, can transform the listener. Standouts include brash, but oddly melodic opener Moonjock, Deakin's lead vocal debut Wide Eyed, the fantastic Moneky Riches and epic album closer Amanita.

So enjoy this album for what it is. Don't let your expectations or predictions cloud the real point of this album: the music.

Lara McTyer ,

The 7.4....

Was the magnitude quake Stuart Berman had in his Batman underoos. Poor thing didn't think it felt good, bless his heart. The aliens will be displeased. The Deak will make sure of it.

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