Top 25 Animal Collective Songs

Animal Collective

Animal Collective

Hey gang. I love Animal Collective. I also love making playlists. I got the clever idea of making a list of my 25 FAVORITE Animal Collective songs. I’m not saying this is the most comprehensive list out there, but it is perfect so there’s that. Anywho, check out some my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. The full list and and embed of the Spotify list are below:

25. Kids on Holiday (Sung Tongs)

24. Applesauce (Centipede Hz)

23. College (Sung Tongs)

22. Summertime Clothes (Merriweather Post Pavillion)

21. New Town Burnout (Centipede Hz)

20. Winter Wonderland (Strawberry Jam)

19. Moonjock (Centipede Hz)

18. For Reverend Green (Strawberry Jam)

17. Chocolate Girl (Spirit They’ve Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished)

16. Who Could Win a Rabbit (Sung Tongs)

15. Bluish (Merriweather Post Pavillion)

14. Amanita (Centipede Hz)

13. Peacebone (Strawberry Jam)

12. Graze (Fall Be Kind EP)

11. My Girls (Merriweather Post Pavillion)

10. Fireworks (Strawberry Jam)

9. What Would I Want? Sky (Fall Be Kind EP)

8. Did You See the Words (Feels)

7. Winters Love (Sung Tongs)

6. Brother Sport (Merriweather Post Pavillion)

5. The Purple Bottle (Feels)

4. Water Curses (Water Curses EP)

3. Grass (Feels)

2. Banshee Beat (Feels)

1. In the FLowers (Merriweather Post Pavillion)


My Favorite Albums of 2014 (You’re Welcome)

We got the top songs list, now let’s do top albums. Once again, I’d like to remind you all that I am right about all of these so don’t even try to dispute. K Thanks!

Top 10 Albums of 2014:


10. Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sonds in Country Music

THIS is country music. He reminds me of guys like Steve Earle and Townes Van Zandt who just smashed any previous rules about what you can/cannot sing about on a country music album. He’s an outlaw in the truest sense of the word. Dude’s lead single was essentially an anthem about being agnostic which is really rad to me.


9. Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack

Merril can do no wrong in my eyes. This is just a really fun and honest album that got some pretty heavy rotation on my Spotify this year. She’s just got some pretty wild, experimental ideas that somehow get twisted and contorted into pop magic. God bless Tune-Yards.


8. Mac Demarco – Salad Days

I don’t think I had an album grow on me more than Salad Days this year. Musically, I think this just picks up where “2” left off but I think the real growth with Mac was his lyrical depth. He’s not just writing hazy songs about cigarettes, he’s getting into some pretty heavy stuff on this record.


7. YG – My Krazy Life

The number of spins this album recieved in my library is unreal. It’s one of those records where you throw it on and before you know it, it’s over. The transitions between the songs are almost seamless and I believe that’s the mark of a well-constructed album. It’s just banger after banger.


6. Tinashe –  Aquarius

Something about the production on this album just compliments Tinashe’s vocals so damn well. They never seem to overshadow one another and that’s the beauty of it. What a hell of a freshman effort from Tinashe.


5. Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown

Another fantastic album from the best metalcore band in the game. This time they got super real and wrote some pretty honest stuff this time around. They still have that same patented ETID beer-guzzling, no-fucks-given spirit; just this time around they added some more depth to their lyrical content. Any album that opens with the lead singer screaming “Blow your fucking brains out!” is alright in my book.


4. Spoon – They Want My Soul

Spoon put on a clinic on how to make a great comeback record this year. They haven’t lost a step, in fact, this is some of the best stuff they’ve put out since the Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and Gimme Fiction days. In a year where we saw their post punk contemporaries like TV on the Radio, …Trail of Dead, and Julian Casablancas come out with albums, these guys came out on top. (Commence “You still got it!” chants)


3. Gazelle Twin – Unflesh

I get chills every time I listen to this album. It is a terrifying listen and I can’t get enough of it. It’s almost like her response to the Death Grips and Yeezus’ of the world. Who hurt you, Gazelle Twin?


2. Odesza – In Return

My sleeper album of the year. I am 100% on the Odesza bandwagon and sometimes I feel like the only one. This album was a beautiful marriage of chillwave, r&b, and hip hop music. There are moments on the album that feel almost euphoric. Also, “Say My Name” was easily one of the best tracks of the year.


1. Run the Jewels – RTJ2

I mean, duh. Culturally, this was easily the most important album of 2014. Plus it thumps.

Diarrhea Planet – Fauser

It’s very rare that you find a band like Diarrhea Planet that makes music equally as awesome as they come up with band names. Luckily, I have braved the Great Internet Strike of 2012 and continued on to find you the Diarrhea Planets of the world. Diarrhea Planet is a great, raw, punk band from Nashville and you should definitely check them out. Diarrhea Planet. And yes, I am aware of how many times I said “diarrhea” in this post. Diarrhea.