This was my eight time seeing Animal Collective, my favorite band of the 00's. It was nice to see them with some new tricks on stage, like the big ball where they reflected psychedelic videos on, and their own desks lightning up randomly all night. It looked simple, and I liked it that way, since their new music is far from that. It was very Animal Collective.
Their set list needs an urgent shake up, because they are becoming kind of predictable. The classic songs they have been playing has been the same for the past four times I've seen them. Time to change and play some from Feels and or Strawberry Jam (except Fireworks, which I love, but I've heard enough). Or they just need to play the entire Merriweather Post Pavillion... I am sure no one is gonna complain... best album of the decade? You know it is, you just don't want to agree because for cool people it would be lame to do so. I don't care.
Animal Collective Links: Stream - Merriweather Post Pavillion Stream Strawberry Jam, Stream Feels, MySpace, Domino Records, YouTube, Pitchfork interviews the Collective.