It’s possible that some will have issues with the lack of a crossover mega-hit on Centipede Hz — especially after the last album was soaked in that potential — but that comes from an unfair place. Merriweather merits tons of “modern masterpiece” discussion, but it’s hard to believe that the band felt then (or feel today) that it’s anything but the moment they had to make in that specific moment in their lives. And that’s precisely how this album feels: another personal moment, another link in a chain leading into an as yet unclear ether. This link happens to be a little less certain, a little darker, but connected to all of the ones before it, and leading ever forward.
A review of Animal Collective’s Centipede Hz over at Consequence of Sound. [via Consequence of Sound]