Sunbathing Animal (studio album) by Parquet Courts

Sunbathing Animal by Parquet Courts
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-06-03
Overall rank: 3,952nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 146 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2014 (70th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (728th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,952nd)
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Parquet Courts bestography

Sunbathing Animal is ranked 4th best out of 8 albums by Parquet Courts on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Parquet Courts is Wide Awake! which is ranked number 678 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,811.

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Sunbathing Animal track list

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74/100 (from 146 votes)
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From 11/12/2019 00:19
In his review of Sunbathing Animal for Pitchfork, Larry Fitzmaurice describes "She's Rolling," the album's best track, as a "molasses-tumble." I can't honestly say I know what that means, except to say it's a song, and indeed an album as a whole, that is simultaneously difficult and smooth. "The guitar work," Fitzmaurice continues, "courtesy of co-frontmen Savage and Austin Brown, is clever and accomplished without being too showy; in their hands, the instruments squeak, saunter, and roar, sometimes simultaneously." Yes, and that's what is so fun and exhilirating about the distinctly urban rock stylings of Parquet Courts.
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From 06/13/2016 10:12
It's a great follow up to Light Up Gold, even if not as catchy first. The more you listen, the better it gets.
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From 01/07/2016 06:31
Another album to file under "raw rock records that imimesis dug hard in 2014 for no apparent reason other than the fact that rock music needed to be appreciated".
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From 09/13/2015 03:44
I played this album as much as any other release from last year, so even though I don't think it's the technical "best album of the year," I do really enjoy listening to it.
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From 08/03/2014 02:54
Really solid follow up to Light Up Gold, though it shouldnt be compared to its predecessor. Both are completely different albums with individual strengths. Sunbathing Animal's strength lies within its jamming-instrumentation and witty songwriting. Sunbathing Animal and Instant Dissassembly are instant standouts, with both harbouring sounds of the past whilst still sounding fresh and original.
Underrated band.
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From 05/26/2014 05:53
another one of those rock albums that sounds like it's from the 90's that everyone likes.
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