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Sung Tongs (album) by Animal Collective

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Sung Tongs
Sung Tongs by Animal Collective (2004)
Release date: 2004-05-03
Overall rank: 650th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 388 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2004 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (121st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (650th)

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Animal Collective bestography

Sung Tongs is ranked 4th best out of 21 albums by Animal Collective on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Animal Collective is Merriweather Post Pavilion which is ranked number 98 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,494.

Animal Collective album bestography « Higher ranked (457th) This album (650th) Lower ranked (2,363rd) »
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Members who like this album also like: Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective, Kid A by Radiohead and Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective.

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Average Rating: 
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95/100
From Seab
A great freak folk record put out by Animal Collective

Favorite Track: Leaf House
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90/100
Even though I perceive Feels, SJ & MPP as their pinnacle, Sung Tongs will always be my favourite. It's so mesmerizing, it's like the perfect soundtrack to an indie film based in the words. The vocals are otherworldly.
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one of Anco's best. The standout here are clearly the childish chants of Who Could Win a Rabbit, the gorgeous Winters Love, the charming Leaf House and the impressive, 12-minute psychedelic drones of Visiting Friends. Whaddit I Done is one of their worst songs.
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80/100
There's a certain beauty about this album. It's so different from their other albums that I've listened to: MMP, Feels, and Strawberry Jam. I was expecting some more crazy electronic neo-psychedelia, but the strange fluid acoustic guitars make it feel like if Neutral Milk Hotel just completely melted and lost all of their stability and became this beautiful sloppy mess. However, all of that being said, it just doesn't feel memorable at all, and that's generally something that turns me onto an album. Maybe some more listens will change my mind, but at the moment I respect Sung Tongs as a beautiful album that unfortunately isn't for me.
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95/100
From Mozart
Listen to the guttural singing that's bubbling up from the earth...it's...it's some weird punk-ass shit that's what. One of the best records ever that sounds like it was recorded in one afternoon while high in a basement.
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A masterpiece of highly accesible neo-psychedelia. From the layered vocals on "Who could win a Rabbit?", to the rapid percussion on "Winters Love", or the gradual crescendo on "Visiting Friends": this album proves consistantly to be sheerly fantastic. Even some of the more short "filler" songs such as "College" holds a haunting message to youth of past and present. This album is in my subjective opinion one of the greatest works of music of all time, and I guarantee you its at least worth a listen—or hundreds, in my case.
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Really nice contrast to Merriweather, which is great. It's soothing and almost kind of hypnotic in places. Chilled out and a pleasure to listen to.
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One of AC's slower records, but still a highly accessible gem.
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this would be my second favourite animal collective track, but visiting friends goes on unnecessarily long right in the middle of the album! It kills the flow for me and often I just skip through it.
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Tracks like Leaf House, We Tigers, and Winters Love are perfect little examples of why so many people love this band! Super, strange, and instantly wonderful, Tare and Panda Bear were definitely ahead of their game on this one (crazier to think their best was still to come). Who Could Win A Rabbit is my favorite, despite the fact I've never heard anything like it before it greets me with the same level of excellence similar to only my all time favorite songs.
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