Animal Collective

Finally got my hands on the new Animal Collective album Merriweather Post Pavilion. Critics have fallen all over themselves to praise it, and now that I've heard it, I can add my acclamation. This is an album that needs to be played loud.

The track that will hook you is "My Girls" and it's currently available at their MySpace page. Don your headphones and crank it up.

The vinyl is backordered already, and I'm anxiously awaiting my copy. What I'd really love is to hear them at Walt Disney Concert Hall, where I saw a similarly big-sounding Grizzly Bear last year.

Merriweather Post Pavilion