Merriweather Post Pavilion turns 10 years old today.
The Sgt. Pepper of neo-psychedelia, the album sums up and expands upon everything Animal Collective had done up to that point, distilling their year’s of experimental findings into one perfect 54-minute album.
Merriweather Post Pavilion represents a high water mark for the band and post-2000 indie rock as a whole. A decade after its release, it still sounds radical, albeit a lot more close and familiar.
Ryan is a writer, editor and vinyl collector currently based in Los Angeles. He started Mini Music Critic in 2017.