Feels is undoubtedly a very varied and beautifully flowing album. Running the gamut of emotions, it is by turns melancholic, hypnotic, caustic, woozy, overjoyed, introspective, and just plain achingly, heart-breakingly beautiful. 3 of the opening 4 tracks blast out an infectious sense of urgency and growing confidence driven by pounding drums and yelping and hollering vocals; Bees and Daffy Duck are slow-glowing ambient sprawls; Banshee Beat is as stunning as any track we’ve heard this year both physically and emotionally it’s deeply affecting - a heart-melting, slow-spreading tingle of a track that positively demands a foot-shuffling reaction; Loch Raven builds around a sparkling jewel of an Aphex-y electronic melody, glistening piano notes, padding drums and vocal interplay; whilst Turn Into Something neatly rounds off the album by spanning an arch from high energy exuberance to a slow, languorous immersion.
A dazzling ride from start to finish, Feels pushes Animal Collective’s challenging and changing agenda on to the next level, and confirms the band’s place as one of the most ambitious and forward-thinking modern bands.
My friend Lawson introduced me to this last October, and I didn’t appreciate it so much at the time, but it’s become one of my favorite albums of all time. It’s gotten me through a breakup, is excellent for crying or thinking or driving or really anything. As an aspiring musician, i want my music to impact others in the way Microphones in 2020 has impacted me. My thanks go out to Phil Elverum for writing this and Lawson [redacted] for introducing me to it. daviecrockpot
Fleet foxes regresan a un sonido similar a de sus inicios, agregando nuevos matices más cálidos, letras más universales y una composición que hace muy ameno escuchar el álbum en cualquier situación. fernandozm
I just love how each song is its own story. Sufjan Stevens's work is like a mix of Elliott Smith and Iron+Wine with a bit of something else that makes it absolutely unique and all the more great! yankee_in_stalins_court