Merriweather Post Pavilion (studio album) by Animal Collective

Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-01-06
Overall rank: 139th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,562 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 2009 (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2000s (20th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (139th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.7/100, a mean average of 80.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.1.

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From 12/10/2023 05:03
Kaleidoscopic art-pop songs that get lost in their own twists and turns. The bustling watery soundscapes seem to hint at a theme of rainforest fauna; Songs seem to skitter like lizards, stomp like elephants, sing like birds, hum like frogs, etc.
This effect is magnificent at many points, but there are a few songs that either lack the 'wow' factor or drag on for too long. Nonetheless, it's a spectacular musical journey.

Edit: disregard the above, this album rules
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From 06/21/2023 18:48
Overrated.

It's mostly just noise.

Apparently, I am one of the few who prefer music to noise.
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75/100
From 08/31/2022 03:45
Solid album
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From 08/07/2022 18:51
Animal Collective had been doing experimental psychedelic pop for years before releasing this album. In the late 2000's a new psych pop scene popped up that included Yeasayer, MGMT and Grizzly Bear and Animal Collective beat these bands at their own game by making their best and most accessible album.
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70/100
From 12/11/2021 18:32
Lyrically, this record covers some important experiences in childhood & parenthood. Vocally, there are some stunning harmonies that evoke The Beach Boys.

Musically, get ready for an hour of droning synth sounds that are repetitive and numbing.
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From 10/24/2021 18:50
Infumable
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From 09/10/2021 18:00
Tem muito música boa no meio do maravilhoso caos de blips!
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95/100
From 07/22/2021 18:54
This album is amazing experience and really challenges you right from the first time you listen too it. The start of the album is the real peak and is a perfect blend of psychedelic and pop music. While it can be difficult at times, it is a record that really rewards patience and after a couple listens I just fell in love with the music. However, I do understand the criticisms that it does seem to slow on the back half of the album with some songs not reaching the same levels as songs like In The Flowers. Animal Collective do redeem themselves with a phenomenal closing track in Brother Sport which wraps up the album nicely. Overall, it is an album not to be missed.
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From 07/29/2020 20:55
Maybe not as profound as most people think it is. A lot of the songs really rely on very little to make the song interesting, it's not exactly fun either.
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Fav. Tracks: In The Flowers, My Girls.
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