Panda Bear – Meets the Grim Reaper

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Panda Bear’s latest album, Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, finds those melodic gifts on full display. While his last record, Tomboy, was a subdued affair, mixing Krautrock with more dirge-y, pensive songs, Grim Reaperis a more boisterous album, its playfulness reflected in its cartoony title. While nothing here reaches the blissed-out pop of Person Pitch, driving songs like “Come to Your Senses” and “Mr. Noah” are catchy in a way Tomboywasn’t. Similarly, “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker” has an enjoyable jauntiness to its melody that reflects the children’s rhyme the title is taken from. Any listeners hoping for a sequel to Animal Collective’s “Brother Sport” will likely find something to like in “Selfish Gene.””

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