Animal Collective made Terminal 5 very much their own tonight, the second of their two show stint at the venue. Sound can often be problematic at the venue, but Animal Collective sounded tight and locked in. Out of the 5 or 6 times that I have seen them now, I think this was the most cohesive performance yet. All four of the guys were in sync with each other, and the radiating pulse of the crowd.
Most of the night was dedicated to Centipede Hz, highlighted by “Monkey Riches” and “Amanita.” The crowds energy arose during MPP’s “Lion In A Coma”, “Brother Sport” and “My Girls.” For me, “Peacebone” was the highlight, as a flash of the Animal Collective of old hit me. “Also Frightened” was a nice surprise as it made me realize the one thing the show didn’t have enough of: Panda Bear vocals.
Panda Bear held it down behind the kit, and the band had a lot of energy and seemed to be having fun up there. A very enjoyable show from a band who have plenty to offer. It’s cool to see a show with all songs that you know, because the next time they come around, it will likely be the complete opposite.
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