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Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Performer: Animal Collective
Title: Merriweather Post Pavilion
MP3 album size: 2334 mb
FLAC album size: 2276 mb
Style: Indie Rock, Experimental, Psychedelic
Country: US
Released: 06 Jan 2009
Catalog number: DNO 219, DNO219
Label: Domino


1Also Frightened5:14
4My Girls5:41
5Summertime Clothes4:30
6In The Flowers5:22
7Daily Routine5:46
8No More Runnin4:23
9Brother Sport5:59
10Lion In A Coma
Written-By – Animal Collective, Lathozi Mpahleni Manquin Madosini
11Guys Eyes4:31


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WIGCD216J, HSE-10085Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion ‎(CD, Album)Domino, Hostess Entertainment UnlimitedWIGCD216J, HSE-10085Europe2009
WIGLP216Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion ‎(2xLP, Album, Dlx, 180)DominoWIGLP216UK & Europe2009
DNO 219CD, DNO 219Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion ‎(CD, Album)Domino, DominoDNO 219CD, DNO 219US2009
noneAnimal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion ‎(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo, Wat)DominononeUS2008
WIGCD216, acrtmix1cdAnimal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion ‎(CD, Album + CD, Comp, Ltd, P/Unofficial, Car)Domino, Rough TradeWIGCD216, acrtmix1cdUK2009


  • Artwork [Interior Image]David Doubilet
  • Cover [Cover Image Pattern]Akiyoshi Kitaoka
  • Design, LayoutRob Carmichael
  • Mixed ByAC, Ben H. Allen
  • ProducerAnimal Collective, Ben H. Allen
  • Recorded ByBen H. Allen
  • Recorded By [Assisted]Aaron Ersoy
  • Written-ByAnimal Collective (tracks: A1 to C2, D1, D2)


Deluxe 2xLP 180 gram gatefold vinyl.

Catalog # appears as "DNO 219" on sticker and "DNO219" on labels.

Includes full album download. Some copies were sold with a separate and individually-numbered promotional code card limited to 5000 copies, that gives access to two songs from a live set in L.A. on 9/18/2007 once you register with and sign-in to the label's website.

All songs published by Rough Trade Publishing except C3 by Rough Trade Publishing/Melt 2000
Jaw harp sample in C3 is taken from the recording "Yitileni" by Madosini, the mother of traditional African tales and legends, from the album Power To The Women, courtesy of Melt 2000, South Africa.

℗ + © 2009 Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
Made in the USA


  • Barcode (Sticker): 801390021916
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DNO 219 A S-67560 WIGLP 216 A-1 DGN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): DNO 219 B S-67561 WIGLP 216 B-1 SALT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): DNO 219 C re S-67562 WIGLP 216 C-2 POD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): DNO 219 D re S-67563 WIGLP 216 D-2 SALT


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
  • Published By – Rough Trade Publishing
  • Recorded At – Sweet Tea
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-67560
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-67561
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-67562
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-67563
  • Lacquer Cut At – Salt Mastering



Merriweather Post Pavilion is the eighth studio album by American experimental pop group Animal Collective, released in January 2009 on Domino Records. It peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the US Top Independent Albums charts. According to review aggregate site Metacritic, Merriweather was the most critically acclaimed album of 2009, and went on to sell over 200,000 copies by 2012. It spawned the singles My Girls named the Best Song of 2009 by Pitchfork and Slant Magazine. Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Merriweather Post Pavilion. Animal Collective. Released January 6, 2009. Merriweather Post Pavilion Tracklist. In the Flowers Lyrics. How the hell did Merriweather Post Pavilion an album closer in spirit to the sub-aquatic psychedelia of 2005s Feels and Panda Bears 2007 solo Person Pitch than its predecessor wind up in the Billboard Top 20 and outsell both the Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinands most recent albums in North America That mystery is ultimately the most wonderful thing about the album. Animal Collective have brought the celestial down to earth with each record, but they've never sounded simultaneously otherworldly and approachable quite like they do on Merriweather Post Pavilion. Their eighth studio LP, it finds them at their best - straining farther away from conventional song structure and accompaniment, even while doubling back to reach lyrical themes and modes of singing at their most basic or child-like. Alternative 2009. My Girls is a maelstrom of synths, beats, and layered chanting, but it's catchier than a cold. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion 2009. To favorites 7 Download album. Listen album. Electronic Psychedelic Experimental. Released: January 6, 2009 Recorded: February 2008 Genre: Neo-psychedelia, Experimental rock Length: 54:42 Label: Domino Producer: Ben H. Allen, Animal Collective. Songs in album Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion 2009. Animal Collective - In the Flowers. Animal Collective - My Girls. Animal Collective - Also Frightened. Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes. Genre: Psychedelic Pop. Full Review. Best of 2009. Worst of 2009. Merriweather Post Pavilion is the eighth studio album by Animal Collective, released January 10, 2009. Merriweather Post Pavilion Discussion. Fall Be Kind. Merriweather Post Pavilion is the eighth studio album by American experimental group Animal Collective, released in January 2009 on Domino Records. The album is named after the Columbia, Maryland venue, Merriweather Post Pavilion. A plan to perform at Merriweather Post Pavilion after the album's release in 2009 was ultimately discarded, though the band eventually did perform there on July 9, 2011. According to review aggregate site Metacritic, Merriweather was the most critically acclaimed album of 2009, and went on to sell a total of 200,000 copies. K7 Records, Domino Recording Co от лица компании Domino Recording Co LatinAutor - UMPG, ASCAP, UMPI, Rumblefish Publishing, Abramus Digital, LatinAutor и другие авторские общества 15. Domino Recording Co от лица компании Domino Recording Co UMPI, LatinAutor, ASCAP, Rumblefish Publishing и другие авторские общества 5
My copy of this release has modest surface noise and some occasional clicks and pops (not cleaned). The sound stage is very wide and open. The high frequencies are crisp and slightly bright. Bottom end is punchy but somewhat thin. Listening in 2.1 improves this. The vocals are slightly flat - perhaps as intended. The recording provides a lot of interesting detail and overall this pressing has a warm tone with the vocals being slightly cooler. I wish the vocals were warmer and fuller. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio SL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans, - Linn Sizmik 12.45" for 2.1 - )
CurtisChip sorry mate ....can you “enjoy” the music (in general) ? lol what's that supposed to mean? He spent his money on a vinyl record, he has every right to say whatever he pleases on discogs so others can get some saying on whether this is worth buying. Especially when vinyl enthusiasts are being constantly gouged for shitty or average pressings.
sorry mate ....can you “enjoy” the music (in general) ?
Unfortunately, my copy is flat and muddy as many others have reported here.
I have a recent copy of this that's actually quite good. Vinyl's surface noise is quiet, cut is LOUD but that's alright, no tracking problems but my cartridge is properly mounted. I think they started using better vinyl for these at some point, my discs are REALLY heavy, I'd wager closer to 200 grams
To me, it's their best album. Luckily, I have this pressing that's signed by all of the members
While this is not super great pressing, it does become excellent once you get the tracking balance set just right. Just a little bit of imbalance makes this record a distorted mess. Once you have it right its a psychedelic beauty that you should play often, especially in summer.
Trash Obsession
What a garbage pressing. I'm not an audiophile by any means, but even my untrained ears can detect how bad this is. It's so distorted, fuzzy, and overall muffled. 3/10 for the pressing, 10/10 for the music
great album. vinyl not so good.
This came out in 2009.
Is it just me or is Bluish really, really fuzzy?
It is on mine as well, a shame because it's one of my favorites :/
You can't big this album up enough, from start to finish this is pure class. One of my friends played me this album when we was stoned, the next day I was up at a sparrows fart to go an buy it. I love the mixture of psychedellia, modern electronic sounds and the flowin' vocals, as soon as In The Flowers kicks in you should be hooked. This album always reminds me of waitin' for my daughter to be born, I had it on repeat on my mp3 player for 48 hours. It's burnt in my brain forever.
It's my player or vinyl version sounds really awful?
You know, my vinyl copy sounded muddy and I sold it because it was useless. I just got the Alvvays LP and it sounds terrible, but it's on blue wax. I bring it up because it's the same mastering engineer; are his ears funky, or does he like a flat sound? I'm disappointed.
No mine is horrendous too!! Almost unlistenable. It's really distorted and sounds disgusting. Such a massive shame! It must be the US pressing maybe? I'll have to track down an alternative version.
mine didnt stand out as bad..
your player
This album is an unquestionable milestone for modern music. Panda Bear, Avey Tare, Geologist, and Deakin have flirted with pop sounds momentarily on previous releases, but the bulk of their past work leaves no doubt that they are far from playable on popular radio. Merriweather Post Pavilion was anticipated with an almost unnatural fervor in the months after its release was announced. Animal Collective owe much of this popularity to the indie/experimental rock community, specifically on the internet in message boards and fansites, who hold them in high esteem. They've gained that recognition through a constant flow of solid albums, each of which has expanded on one of the most unique sounds in experimental music. Merriweather is yet another exploration of that easily recognizable yet enigmatic Collective sound; this time they've chosen what could most easily be referred to as a catchy, foot-tapping incarnation of it. Tracks like "My Girls" and "Brother Sport" keep anyone who may attempt to listen to this album passively in upright attention. What these songs provide is a clear example of what the Animal Collective sound is capable of; something far beyond the meandering freakouts of "Sung Tongs" or building epics found on "Feels". They've crafted experimental freak-folk that even the most devoted follower of Billboard's hot albums could enjoy, all while maintaining the touch of frantic harmony only this group can produce. If newcomers arrive for "My Girls", they'll stay for the filler-less tracks that grace the rest of the record. Soft and emotional, "Bluish" is one of those can't-get-it-out-of-my-head songs. Fans of the Collective's past work will enjoy their trademark stretching and disintegration of a perfectly good hook in "Daily Routine", which slowly descends from a furious synth jam into a droning psych chillout. They again prove their ability to handle complex, beat-driven jams with "Summertime Clothes" and "Guys Eyes". To even out the pacing, "Taste" and "No More Runnin" blend swirling harmonies with appropriate laziness. The surprise of finishing a listen to an album totally devoid of filler is especially pleasant knowing it was made by a group known for their tangential psych romps. What's even better is realizing that Animal Collective has succeeded in creating an album that simultaneously appeals to a wide audience and keeps its feet sturdily in the experimental realm. That's what makes it so important, if such a, for lack of a nicer word, strange group can flirt with radio airplay, there may exist some hope that the mainstream music world will recognize the presence of the countless indie artists deemed inappropriate for mass consumption. If more new albums are like Merriweather Post Pavilion, perhaps the indie revolution will extend beyond its currently meager borders.
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