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Buried Treasures & Opinions on Animal Collective

Merriweather Post PavilionMerriweather Post Pavilion available on iTunes

Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion

Has the first great album of 2009 come upon us? That's the question Jim and Greg answer in their review of Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective. This is the 9th album for the experimental indie rockers, and one that is inspired by the concert venue in Maryland. Their goal was to make an album worthy of such an outdoor arena, and both Jim and Greg think that Animal Collective was successful. Previously Jim has felt that they veer too much towards the jam band spectrum of things, but with Merriweather, he's won over by the fresh melodies and dense harmonies. Greg explains that the songwriting is much stronger on this album. He calls it an“ecstatic dance record,”one that is a perfect antidote for the gloom of winter. Both critics give Merriweather Post Pavilion a Buy It.