On their ninth album, Animal Collective have given up on guitars. The indie idols have thrilled hipster after hipster by making music on the edges of pop, folk and weird while maintaining just enough of a familiar element with their suave voices and lo-fi psychedelia. They kinda sounded like what the carnival band might play around the campfire between cities—that organic, rootsy vibe folded into their sometimes-hard-to-digest experiments and was... More >>>