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YMMV: Animal Collective
  • 8.8: Pitchfork giving ''Centipede Hz'' a 7.4. It has been a... controversial decision to say the least.
  • Ear Worm: Have fun getting "Brother Sport" out of your head.
    • Or "My Girls", or "No More Runnin", or... scratch that, everything on Merriweather Post Pavilion.
    • A challenger appears!
      • Don't forget "Who Could Win a Rabbit" from Sung Tongs. The HYBRIDS didn't.
      • Or "Peacebone," "Fireworks," and "Winter Wonderland," all from Strawberry Jam!
      • The second half of "What Would I Want? Sky". Good luck getting that Grateful Dead sample out of your brain.
      • This troper would like to nominate "Grass" and "The Purple Bottle", both from Feels.
      • AND I WAAAANA WAAAAALK AROUUUND WITH YOU! AND I WAAANA WAAAALK AROUUUUND WITH YOU!
  • Face of the Band: They desperately try to subvert this trope, but Avey Tare and Panda Bear - as the group's singers - have basically become this, mostly because they're the only two who have been on every album and concert so far - with the exception of the EP Transverse Temporal Gyrus for Panda and some acoustic tour in Japan in 2004 for Avey.
  • Hype Aversion: As can be expected with every artist Pitchfork loves.
  • Memetic Badass: Deakin, who since his return, is often joked to be the true leader, genius and face of the band.
  • Squick: Some of their lyrics can fall into this, albeit in a good-natured way.
    • FLESH CANOE.
  • Tear Jerker: Fucking DOGGY. Don't look up the lyrics if you're planning on having a nice day. Just don't.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Some fans reaction to Centipede Hz album.
    • Actually, this kind of reaction has existed since the beginning of the band, due to their tendency to switch to a completely different sound with every album. Centipede Hz just gets more notable backlash because it came right after their most commercially successful album - which some considered too poppy compared to the earlier stuff.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Danse Manatee and Hollindagain especially, but to some degree all of their music is like this. Of course, as someone said on the main page for that trope, it's more like "True Fun Is Incomprehensible" in their case...
  • Uncanny Valley: The most of the vocal treatments on Danse Manatee and Here Comes the Indian.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made On Drugs?: Their early music definitely was.

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