Sung Tongs (album) by Animal Collective

Sung Tongs
Sung Tongs by Animal Collective
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-05-03
Overall rank: 654th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 428 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2004 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (109th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (654th)
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Animal Collective bestography

Sung Tongs is ranked 4th best out of 23 albums by Animal Collective on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Animal Collective is Merriweather Post Pavilion which is ranked number 104 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,970.

Animal Collective album bestography « Higher ranked (443rd) This album (654th) Lower ranked (2,074th) »
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 428 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.5.

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From 04/15/2020 22:00
I will never forget the way it felt when I first heard Leaf House and Who Could Win A Rabbit. Magical.
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From 03/25/2017 15:26
A great freak folk record put out by Animal Collective

Favorite Track: Leaf House
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From 02/22/2017 05:53
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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From 06/25/2016 18:13
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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From 04/08/2016 23:43
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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From 02/05/2016 20:25
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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From 12/09/2015 15:06
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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From 10/08/2015 14:40
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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From 07/30/2015 16:46
One of AC's slower records, but still a highly accessible gem.
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From 02/06/2015 06:13
It's as quirky as its title. Can't get enough. I can dig it.
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