Unrequired Listening

"Rosie Oh" — Animal Collective

I listened to Animal Collective’s new record, Centipede Hz, a few days ago. Its arrangements (credited mostly to Avey Tare?) are a little bit all-over-the-place, and I don’t mean that with snark; it’s clear that the digi-psychedelic collages’ lack of white-space is an artístic decision. In general, I vote for the other route—a distilled, rich heart, and only the frills that make the song stand upright—but I’m okay with overload as long as there’s a strong centerpiece to fall in love with, and what with the bittersweet changes and exotic rhythm on this record, there certainly is. I just need a breather when it’s finished.

This song is borderline ska in the best way I can think of.

Notes

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    OH MY GOD, I JUST WANT TO MARRY SPENCER TWEEDY. And I know that’s creepy because I’m almost 19 and he’s, like, 16.
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    reblogging because i need this magnificent tune from AC on my blog (also already easily in my top 10)
  5. subtlynfuckincuddly reblogged this from spencertweedy and added:
    I love this damn song. It’s already in my top-10ish favorites by them (which is a very hard thing to do).
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    kweel
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    "Rosie Oh" — Animal Collective I listened to Animal Collective’s new record, Centipede Hz, a few days ago. Its...
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