'Merriweather Post Pavilion' is the ninth studio album from Animal Collective, recorded with Ben Allen in Oxford, Mississippi.
Animal Collective have made a universal record that makes the same beautiful sense on headphones by day, or soundtracking the small hours of the morning / night, or, you suspect, stretched out in a field on your back. Whether a state of mind, or a rest stop somewhere along the way, 'Merriweather Post Pavilion' magnificently redefines your sense of direction.
'Merriweather Post Pavilion' is, in every sense, a classic album. This record feels like a defining moment for Animal Collective, their generation and these times. Linear, wild and beautiful it's the sound of a band waiting, with arms open wide, to tell you about what they've found. And it's something pretty special.