Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 09:00AM
soundscapes in Prog/Art/Noise

animal%20collective-strawberry.jpgWhen a band member has already made one of the year's defining releases (Panda Bear's breakout Person Pitch), you know the bar is set high. So it's with great pleasure/relief that we can confirm that Strawberry Jam is a great record: wildly accessible, yet fiercely loyal to the group's spirit of noise and chaos. New fans of Panda Bear's soaring Beach Boy-isms may take a spell to appreciate Avey Tare's coo-to-a-scream vocal style, but this juxtaposition is only one of the things that makes Jam so thrilling. Bookended by two exceptional albums, 2007 is Animal's Collective's year.

Article originally appeared on Soundscapes - 572 College Street Toronto (
See website for complete article licensing information.