Animal Collective Sung Tongs

4th October 2024

Format Info

2LP - Red/Yellow Vinyl

Sung Tongs is Animal Collective’s fifth studio album originally released in 2004 and features Avey Tare and Panda Bear. For its 20th anniversary, the 2xLP has been pressed on colour vinyl for the first time, Canary Yellow and Ruby Red, and is housed in a gatefold jacket.

Sung Tongs marked the beginning of a prolific five-year period in which Animal Collective went on to release their game-changing albums Feels (2005), Strawberry Jam (2007) and Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009). At the time of Sung Tongs’ release, Rolling Stone called it “one of the more creative and accomplished records you’ll hear this year,” adding, “Their songs cackle with soulful eccentricity while dazzling you with deceptive chops and improvised manipulations.” Pitchfork later named it one of the best albums of the 2000s, raving, “Sung Tongs is an emotionally thrilling record, impossibly giddy and fully charged with big, raucous enthusiasm: Acoustic strums and wild, flailing voices (including some mind-blowing harmonies by vocalists Avey Tare and Panda Bear) coalesce into something sublimely weird and undeniably beautiful.”

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