Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam (Domino)
Really liked last years Feels album, but on first listen this is just as weird, but lacks some of the innocent charm. Part Beach Boys (with Brian off his head) part Flaming Lips, Animal Collective experiment with sounds, rhythms and vocals unlike any current band. Tracks named Cuckoo Cuckoo, For Reverend Green and Derek hardly enthuse, but don’t be fooled, Strawberry Jam seems like a long lost Mothers of Invention album. Would they pass the Acid Test?! Only time will tell......