For sure, and just off gut feeling, MPP seemed to be a very balanced album vocal wise. As was Sung Tongs since it was just Avey and Panda on that one. I'd have to go look at the tracklist for Strawberry Jam and Feels again to give a good opinion on those for the vocal breakdown.
To be honest though, I've never really gotten into much of the pre-Sung Tong stuff. I just never really dedicated enough time to HCTI/Spirit/Danse to really appreciate them. There are some songs on those albums I definitely enjoy, but they just don't do it for me like Sung Tongs and after does. I know I know, all the "true" AnCo fans will stone me for that!
I've been meaning to revisit AnCo's early works for a while, maybe I'll get around to it soon. So I ask, which should I start with again, HCTI, Spirit, or Danse?
Post by bansheebeat on May 29, 2013 16:24:31 GMT -5
Most people would say Spirit/Danse, once you get passed the production quality and stuff those are easily some of their most "pop" oriented albums. Right on par with MPP I think. I personally prefer Danse as a whole, while Spirit has more standout songs (Chocolate Girl is one of my all time fav AnCo songs).
But I would personally suggest HCTI. It's one of my top 3 favorite albums of theirs. It's definitely one of the hardest to get into, but the atmosphere it creates is amazing. So dark and creepy, but it still has that characteristic AnCo catchiness to it, just in a very weird way. The first time I heard the album I was driving through the mountains at like 2 in the morning, it was really surreal.
So out of the entire RAM album just released by Daft Punk, "Doin' It Right" has to be my favorite. It's simple but just so damn catchy. I'm not a big AC fan, but supposedly the singer is a guest on the track. You think they might throw this into their setlist?
Would be really cool...
If this happened, this would be the highlight of Roo for me next to Sir Paul
Do you guys think they'll actually play their full set time? I've seen them four times (3 headlining shows) and I don't remember them ever playing more than like an hour and a half. Just curious. Hoping I can catch some pretty lights if he goes late when ac is done.
I know the odds are we only get a ~2 hour set, but a part of me is really hoping they make this a special show and play an extended set with some rarities thrown in. I'll be happy with just the standard AnCo performance, but a boy can dream, can't he?
I mean it's a "visual album"... they made that so it would all be taken as one package.
Okay...but you can still put the songs on your iPod. Or burn it to a CD and listen in your car, or watever. I don't think they would be offended by you doing that. The songs are good on their own. It isn't against the rules to listen without watching.
You asked me why ODDSAC was so low and I was just explaining lel. I took the album as it was originally meant to be viewed and gave my OPINION as an AnCo fan/music theory major. That's awesome you enjoy the songs alone though, it had some decent tracks.
Oh I didn't realize you where a music theory major, I apologize. I'm just a lowly music tech/jazz harmony major.
But I didn't realize college degrees had anything to do with animal collective. I was just saying that you should give it a shot without watching the film. The songs work on their own too, and IMO are more enjoyable that way. Never discredited your opinion. Just said you should try it out.
Btw dropping your music theory chops like anyone gives a shiz is a biznatch move.
Yes I agree. If we were discussing AnCo music theory then sure. But music theory has nothing to do with the point I was trying to make.
Also yeah I agree volta803. I was front row with some friends and we ran out of water half way through. I had to leave and get water and go sit in the back of the crowd during fireworks because I was worried I was about to pass out. The heat and the sound issues and everything just made for a poor time.