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Review: Avey Tare | Down There

Paw Tracks (2010)
It's a credit to Avey Tare that his debut solo album feels like a very natural extension of Animal Collective's overarching brand of psychedelia.
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  October 26, 2010

The Big Hurt: The decade ahead

Music predictions for the pubescent millennium
As a new decade dawns, it's time to cast a curious eye toward the future.
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 12, 2010

Animal Collective | Fall Be Kind

Domino (2009)
This nifty little five-track postscript to January's celebrated Merriweather Post Pavilion demonstrates further how adept the members of Animal Collective have become at deploying their bottomless bag of electro-psych tricks in the service of songs.
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 16, 2009

Are Animal Collective a jam band?

Animal Collective are the next logical iteration of the jam band. Yes. Yes they are.
Like many white males in their early 30s with slowing metabolisms and dorkish concerns, I never really got what the big fucking deal was about Animal Collective. I was turned onto them years ago by a friend at an old workplace; he had better taste in music than me.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 20, 2009

Review: Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion

Domino (2009)
Animal Collective began as a band of fringe weirdos, but over time they've dropped the freak from their folk.
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  January 06, 2009

Three out of four ain't good

Animal Collective, Avalon, September 5, 2007
But that wasn’t enough to offset the incessant, atonal rave-like loops that just kept coming in wave after abrasive wave.
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 10, 2007

Paw tracking

Animal Collective's discography
The collective discography of Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist, and Deakin includes material recorded by different permutations under various names, live albums, solo projects, side projects, and collaborations.
By WILL SPITZ  |  February 15, 2006

Brash menagerie

Animal Collective’s plan for world domination  
“When we’re making a new record, we always think we’re going to have this backlash because it sounds different [from our last one],” says Animal Collective’s Dave Portner (a/k/a Avey Tare) when I reach him at his Brooklyn apartment.
By WILL SPITZ  |  February 15, 2006

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