Saturday, July 24, 2010

Panda Bear - S/T (1998)

As the first Animal Collective related release, this is a must have for Animal Collective/Panda Bear fans if only for the completist in you. While most diehard fans are split on actual quality of music on this album, it certainly was a springboard for greater things. The Police are a major influence on this album, though most note that the influence has left Panda in his more recent ventures. This album was also released on the Animal Label (It is from this label that Animal Collective get their name), which was run by friend and later band-mate, Deakin. Panda Bear himself has stated that he has no plans to ever re-release it, so don't feel bad about downloading this. (Also of note, astute Animal Collective listeners will recognize that Panda Bear uses the same voice on this as he does for Danse Manatee/Hollindagain era AC; No Beach Boys-esque harmonies on this album.)

Best Tracks: Mich Mit Einer Mond, Fire!, O Please Bring Her Back, Ain't Got No Troubles, Sometimes When It Hurts Bad Enough It Feels Like This

  1. "Inside a Great Stadium and a Running Race" (5:49)
  2. "Mich mit einer Mond" (4:10)
  3. "On the Farm" (4:00)
  4. "Ohne Titel" (2:38)
  5. "Fire!" (2:44)
  6. "O Please Bring Her Back" (3:35)
  7. "Ain't Got No Troubles" (3:59)
  8. "Winter in St. Moritz" (2:13)
  9. "Liebe auf den Ersten Blick" (4:41)
  10. "A Musician and a Filmmaker" (4:30)
  11. "We Built a Robot" (3:16)
  12. "Sometimes When It Hurts Bad Enough It Feels Like This" (4:01)
  13. "A Lover Once Can No Longer Now Be a Friend" (5:11)
  14. "Ohne Titel" (2:50)

1 comment:

  1. hey i am looking for this cd. i can't seem to find it anywhere online for a reasonable price. i seen one on discogs, but they're asking $70, which is above my price range (for the time being). do you have this cd? will you sell it to me? really i just want to hear it a little more refined. the mp3's are nice, but lossless is where it's at :)

    here's the one i found: