Animal Collective – ‘Strawberry Jam’

The love-em-or-hate-em New York conglomerate Animal Collective return with the experimental and challenging "Strawberry Jam."

The love-em-or-hate-em New York conglomerate Animal Collective return with the experimental and challenging “Strawberry Jam.”

Trading traditional song structure for chaotic freak outs and droney fuzzrock, the album’s silliness belies its more serious sonic ambitions. Suffice to say, those not already on board with the band’s previous work may find much of the music insufferable.  Employing toyish instrumentation and childlike choruses, lead single “Peacebone,” with its minute-long noise burst opening, and “Winter Wonderland” are bouncy, infectious anthems that stand out from the pack. The band can come up with some truly memorable melodies, but they are constantly buried in a stream of self-indulgent noise and musical weirdness-for-weirdness’ sake.

 

Animal Collective - 'Strawberry Jam'

Domino Records

More Music

  • Watch Pusha T Perform ‘Santeria’ With

    Watch Pusha T Perform ‘Santeria’ With 070 Shake and The Roots

    The love-em-or-hate-em New York conglomerate Animal Collective return with the experimental and challenging “Strawberry Jam.” Trading traditional song structure for chaotic freak outs and droney fuzzrock, the album’s silliness belies its more serious sonic ambitions. Suffice to say, those not already on board with the band’s previous work may find much of the music insufferable.  Employing toyish instrumentation […]

  • Radiohead Coachella

    Radiohead Demands Answers in Drum Technician's Death

    The love-em-or-hate-em New York conglomerate Animal Collective return with the experimental and challenging “Strawberry Jam.” Trading traditional song structure for chaotic freak outs and droney fuzzrock, the album’s silliness belies its more serious sonic ambitions. Suffice to say, those not already on board with the band’s previous work may find much of the music insufferable.  Employing toyish instrumentation […]

  • XXXTentacion

    Four Men Indicted in XXXTentacion’s Murder

    The love-em-or-hate-em New York conglomerate Animal Collective return with the experimental and challenging “Strawberry Jam.” Trading traditional song structure for chaotic freak outs and droney fuzzrock, the album’s silliness belies its more serious sonic ambitions. Suffice to say, those not already on board with the band’s previous work may find much of the music insufferable.  Employing toyish instrumentation […]

  • Cristian Pity Alvarez Accused of Murder

    Argentine Rock Star Cristian 'Pity' Alvarez Accused of Murder

    The love-em-or-hate-em New York conglomerate Animal Collective return with the experimental and challenging “Strawberry Jam.” Trading traditional song structure for chaotic freak outs and droney fuzzrock, the album’s silliness belies its more serious sonic ambitions. Suffice to say, those not already on board with the band’s previous work may find much of the music insufferable.  Employing toyish instrumentation […]

  • 'Spyro' Composer Returns With New Main

    The Police's Copeland Composes New 'Spyro' Main Theme

    The love-em-or-hate-em New York conglomerate Animal Collective return with the experimental and challenging “Strawberry Jam.” Trading traditional song structure for chaotic freak outs and droney fuzzrock, the album’s silliness belies its more serious sonic ambitions. Suffice to say, those not already on board with the band’s previous work may find much of the music insufferable.  Employing toyish instrumentation […]

  • Richard Madden

    'Game of Thrones' Actor Richard Madden to Play Elton John's Manager in 'Rocketman' (EXCLUSIVE)

    The love-em-or-hate-em New York conglomerate Animal Collective return with the experimental and challenging “Strawberry Jam.” Trading traditional song structure for chaotic freak outs and droney fuzzrock, the album’s silliness belies its more serious sonic ambitions. Suffice to say, those not already on board with the band’s previous work may find much of the music insufferable.  Employing toyish instrumentation […]

  • Jay-Z Rep: If Made in America

    If Made in America Isn't on the 'Rocky' Steps, It's Not Happening in Philadelphia, Jay-Z Rep Says

    The love-em-or-hate-em New York conglomerate Animal Collective return with the experimental and challenging “Strawberry Jam.” Trading traditional song structure for chaotic freak outs and droney fuzzrock, the album’s silliness belies its more serious sonic ambitions. Suffice to say, those not already on board with the band’s previous work may find much of the music insufferable.  Employing toyish instrumentation […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content