专辑类型：Indie, Experimental, freak folk
总是觉得Animal Collective就像是美国的美好药店，虽然音乐风格各不相同，玩的却都可以叫做自由民谣（Free Folk），而且都是一群既让人发疯又让人上瘾的实验民谣狂热分子。与前几张唱片比起来，Animal Collective这回做的草莓酱就像封面上的那款一样，手法癫狂得令人瞠目结舌，吵翻天的噪音，拧成一团的节奏，漫天四溅的乱唱，一派胡天胡帝的篝火派对景象。然而，令人兴奋的却是在这种即兴实验之中，依然是美好的民谣歌声，真的就是一盆卖相离奇的草莓酱，透过这些古怪的配方总能尝到可口的滋味。（简介转自http://www.diymusic.com/space/post/citypictorial/1242，感谢原作者）
Animal Collective takes up where they left off with 2005's Feels, continuing with more traditional rock instrumentation (underlying a wealth of bizarre noises, rhythmic loops, and effects, naturally). The songs were written in a live setting (and polished on tours), and certainly convey that energy. They also convey the madcap experimentation that is the band's hallmark. As with Feels, or the preceding Sung Tongs, this is tempered by stellar songwriting ability, the ultimate factor in its success. The album opens with "Peacebone," an immediate indicator of the oddball, inspiring pop that follows. Its lyrics seem to be an inspirational missive on seizing the day, but then who can tell? On "Chores," Panda Bear puts in a manic sing-song with his Brian Wilson tenor, over a driving bed of sound effects and synth noises. "For Reverend Green" starts with a distorted wash of tremolo guitar and soon gives way to one of the finest pop songs the band has offered. Granted, it may not be radio pop, what with the mouth noises and surreal lyrics, but that's no small part of its charm. "Winter Wonder Land" is manic fist-pumping pop of the first order, and the crackly mellow piano sample opening "Cuckoo Cuckoo" does not prepare one for its pounding bombast. 2007 has been a typically prolific year for the band, and despite (or because of?) all their divergent pet projects, they've managed to improve with each outing. One can never quite tell what's next, and that's half the glory. Animal Collective's irreverence, absurdity, openness, and sheer melodic prowess conspire to produce yet another exceptional album.
2. Unsolved Mysteries
4. For Reverend Green
7. Winter Wonder Land