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Animal Collective, 'Merriweather Post Pavillion'

Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavillion
Courtesy of Domino Recording Company

This classic of new-school psychedelia was named after a Maryland outdoor concert spot where generations of kids have gotten high while watching package tours. The Brooklyn(ish) band combined drifty tunes made with junk-shop samples, layered, tossed-off Beach Boys melodies and crispy, crunchy noise, tossing in odes to girls and being high in a field.

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