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Sung Tongs
Animal Collective
Sung Tongs
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Animal Collective
Title: Sung Tongs
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fat Cat
Release Date: 6/1/2004
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 600116120823, 0600116120823, 600116120830

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Brilliant BRILLIANT B R I L L I A N T !
Emlyn Addison | Providence, RI | 10/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)


Well, no, this will NOT be everyone's cup of tea. However, if you like Aphex Twin's musical reductionism, Squarepusher's disjointedness, Radiohead's stream-of-conciousness poetry, and Matmos's then-remembered melodic fragmentation, you will ADORE this album. Sets up a sort of harmonic mantra.

It is often disjointed and makes me think of poorly remembered memories of songs I thought I knew. It's sometimes mayhem, yet quite tranquil at the same time.

A little bit like Mum... on cocaine... with a guitar."
L. Nuzum | Ohio | 09/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...As I type this on my laptop while sitting on the toilet I am listening to Animal Collective's "Sung Tongs". My grandmother once told me, "Twice the pleasure, feathers leather." I still have no idea what that senile old woman was talking about, but for some reason I remembered this while listening to this fantastic album by AC. Every song on this album is beatiful in its own special way, even the sprawling 12 minute "Visiting Friends". Some might call it, "A waste of my effing time", or "A P.O.S.", or maybe even call it "The jayest thing I have ever heard in my life." But the only people who say that are the one's that are closet queer's. So don't listen to that guy. My mother once told me, "If you have seven honey buns and you want frogs on the other side, make little doggy Maxy talk to the relatives about STD's, make it a sunday, make it Halloween, I have to go do some more LSD, I will be back Tuesday." My mom was in and out of rehab for years. I think she's doing better now but she is always glueing ham on the floor when I come over. Anyways, buy this album, if you are poor, save up, I don't care how long it takes you, but once you get enough "scrill" buy this.

-- Sweet Cheeba Mantaray AKA Blue Tiger

P.S. I have been in my bathroom for 2 hours now, my arse is feeling a bit numb, the phone has rang 19 times, I need toilet paper...*cough*"
Mythical and Unconventional
Wm. Mars | Lancaster, PA United States | 08/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have delighted in the Animal Collective's prior creations, but "Sung Tongs" is a inverted masterpiece of avant-pop spirituality and sensibility. The collective creates music that assists folks like myself in coping with the daily stress of being an inescapable hybrid of animal, spirit, and "machine". I've had this album for a few months now, and many of the more irregular tracks are among my favorites, but I must agree with and reiterate the majority of reviewers on this: Leaf House (track 1) is a exceptional song and a glowing example of this album's innate spirituality. One thing I do not accept is that many people describe the Collective's music as "drugged out" and "trippy." I saw the Animal Collective preform live in Philadelphia; they are so much more than your average acid-rock stoners and should not be described so carelessly. If you enjoy post-modern assimilations and music that tests your comprehension to the point of accepting the sheer joy of abstraction, give this album a spin."