Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino)

Merriweather Post Pavilion, the latest album by the strangely alluring group Animal Collective, gets the Remix once-over.
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A new trip into organic drone
Animal Collective continues its electronic/trance direction on Pavilion. A few of the 11 tracks, such as “Taste,” grate with brittle synth-and-harmony arrangements, but most feature the multilayered sonic tapestries, psychedelic drone and wonderfully childlike feeling for which Animal Collective has become renowned. Meanwhile, Avey Tare and Panda Bear''s lyrics advocate a simple life seemingly at odds with the detailed lattice-work surrounding Pavilion: “I don''t need to seem like I care about material things like a social stance/I just want fort walls and adobe slabs for my girls.” [3.5 out of 5 stars]