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[–]gumpieceJust a sec more in my bed 29 points30 points  (1 child)

10, one of the best Animal Collective songs no doubt. So watery, so mystic. The pay off on this song is one of the best Animal Collective moments

[–]BoDeeedle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

yes. this may be my all time fav. swimmmming pooooool!

[–]GiantSnacks 48 points49 points  (0 children)

What is this, a joke?


[–]AlvinGreenPi 16 points17 points  (0 children)

If this ain’t a perfect 10 this sub is a failure

[–]HerelGoDigginInAgain 32 points33 points  (0 children)


Easily one of the best songs they’ve ever written

[–]moistpantsu 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Easy 10/10 up there with their best.

[–]clustakid 10 points11 points  (0 children)

10 without a doubt. A complete masterpiece. Such a simple song that makes such great use of minimalism. Much like Queen in the Pictures, the single chord drone is so peaceful, and makes it so much more meaningful when it finally moves to a new chord. (Going from the I at the beginning to the IV, such simplicity but so meaningful.) The next best moment is where it moves to the ii…gives me chills every time. I also love the slow fade in of the rhythmic elements. The lyrics and harmonies are so incredible as well. All around one of their greatest songs of all time.

[–]teelpy 21 points22 points  (0 children)

10 just not to break the scale. But it’s legit the greatest song ever written

[–]Curious_Development 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This one breaks the scale. 20/10

[–]devonr99 6 points7 points  (0 children)

10... POOOOOOOOOL (intimate and epic, lyrically and sonically perfect, just an absolute masterpiece, i could go on forever)

This is the third 10 I've given Feels and I don't even think I'm being overly generous, this album is truly THAT good.

[–]skinpaint 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]bolon-de-verde 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Music doesn’t get any better than banshee beat

[–]TheMusicEvangelisthiding under green umbrellas 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]pel4fina 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]FarisTheRuined 6 points7 points  (0 children)

“I don’t think that, I like you anymore. I got new feelings, At the feeling store.”


[–]JacobdaTurtle61 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The easiest 10/10 of my life

[–]anxiousmagicweedcat 7 points8 points  (0 children)


Story time

I remember the first time I heard Feels. I had just gotten into AC after years of vowing to never listen to them. I got through MPP, loved it, SJ perplexed me but is now my fav, and Sung Tongs really threw me off but I still loved it.

Now Feels, I kinda did not care for honestly. Thought it was kinda uneventful. Kinda bland. Feels. I know. Now, I had kinda mentally checked out in my listening session by the time I hit Banshee Beat, but this track got my attention and I was waiting for it to really kick into gear, but it never turns into a Grass or a Purple Bottle or a Fickle Cycle, where it becomes explosive. But Banshee Beat was a really serene and special moment despite the song not going how I anticipated or the album being what I was hoping for.

I'd still rank Feels as my least fav of the big 4 AC albums, but in the years since I've come to love and appreciate it a lot more, and by the way, there was a gig AC did early in the Time Skiffs era when it sounded more like we were going to get announcements soon and AC opened their set with Banshee Beat which I thought was a strange choice, but boy oh boy was I wrong. The fucking energy, despite it being such a chill song... man I wish I was at that gig. I have a habit of throwing Banshee Beat as the first song in my AC playlists now because of that set.

Freaking. Awesome. Song.

[–]romiluss 3 points4 points  (0 children)

10 Best song oat

[–]ImJustNateMan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

10 it's my favorite of all time

[–]CoralLogic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

10 (11 if possible)

Possiblely one of the most emotional tracks on feels (aside from Loch raven, and turn into something)

It's one I feel you can cry to, and thats OK.

[–]Remarkable-Ad-2094...its not permanent leavin' 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]pandubaer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

11/10 probably one of my 2 or 3 favorite songs ever

[–]Lee-29 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]muxacb 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]conmondog21 2 points3 points  (0 children)

  1. Scale breaker.

[–]j33pwrangler 2 points3 points  (0 children)

10, no question.

[–]thegleamingfoot 2 points3 points  (0 children)

10/10 no question

[–]thebakingbanker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

10 10 10

[–]The-Figurehead 2 points3 points  (0 children)

  1. It’s a top 5 AC song and a candidate for their crowning achievement.

[–]EveningsAndWeekends 2 points3 points  (0 children)

01/10 oh oops I meant 10/10 had the digits backwards.

Cuz when I'm snuffed out I doubt I'll find a swimming POOO-OOOOOOOOL(hop-a-fence)

[–]PunkPilgrim 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The most 10/10 a 10/10 could be.it catches you by surprise and you tumble down the rest of the song.

[–]Sempervirens_texana 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Either way you look at it you have your fits, I have my fits but this song is a 10

[–]Superspookyghostlike following angels 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you rate this as anything lower than a 10, well, I don't think that I like you anymore.

[–]geckosarecool 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“But I don't wish that I was dead
A very old friend of mine once said
That either way you look at it you have your fits
I have my fits but feeling is good“


[–]lizmckinley 2 points3 points  (0 children)

10 but hurts so much to listen to

[–]horny4birdsi’ll open up my brain again 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]adrift_at_peace 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  1. Massive chune.

[–]uncrewsteel horse moving 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]wat_what_wut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10/10 for me. Still my favorite AC song all these years later.

[–]GD-Pepop 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10, who keeps putting nine?

[–]MootBrute2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10 it is a song that is very good

[–]zackryjay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It really is a 10. I remember when I first heard that start of the best begin to hit and I remember thinking I will always love this band. They always had a way of surprising me everytime I'd hear something new or just a song I hadn't heard before. I felt like they were plugged into some realm we weren't able to to see as mere mortals.

As with much of Anco's material the album itself is a 10 through and through.

There isnt many songs I hear and don't immediately find something to like.

Some stuff has to grow on me. Like I wasn't super into 7s, that new Avey album, but then I saw him play it love a couple days ago and it has been playing in my head and on my playlists every day since.

It's everything that goes into it. You can tell music is something these guys can't help but do well because it is what they are.

Everything they do and have done will always have a part in my heart somewhere. I'll remember what people were in my life, what was happening in my life when it came out. When I discovered it. Whatever.

They really are just a special band with a special connection to me and I'm sure many others.

[–]Substantial_War6184 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Heard it at my local thai restaurant last week and almost fell out of my seat, havent heard ac played out in public places without me being the culprit. But yeah a 10 of course, every song between 04 and 09 lets face it

[–]Ekebe23 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]vazillion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  1. fucking incredible song

[–]jammin3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is their god song. The feeling I get from this song is exactly what I imagine id feel in heaven, just pure,unadulterated bliss.

[–]_the_jacko_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

611,00/10 such a literally god tier song like holy moly I love this song goodness gracious hell yea

[–]RealAnonymousAccount 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It gets a 10 from me as well

[–]TheKingOfGhana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s the best song ever made

[–]greenmeensg0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10/10 would cry again

[–]ggemminneyyeCow on Howerglass Pond 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10s across the board

[–]manruntman 1 point2 points  (0 children)


some of the most heartfelt lyrics i've ever heard

[–]1sehr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10 no doubt

[–]GrandmaMeme 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10 will cry

[–]readtaKitties, Meow! 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10/10 all of feels is encapsulated by the beat switch at 2:26

[–]awlb222 1 point2 points  (0 children)

11/10 best song in their catalogue

[–]TonyfrigginKlifton 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a 10

Very close to being my favourite AC song, but easily top3

[–]Pibbexxtra 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]nosleeponbeach 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First time voting on one of these but I love this song so much I have to give it a 10. Makes me cry (almost) every time I hear it.

“But I don’t wish that I was dead / A very old friend of mine once said / That either way you look at it you have your fits / I have my fits but feeling is good”

[–]Slippi88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  1. This and Safer have oft been considered the two best AC songs (at least of their first decade)

[–]gregdavory 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10 to the googolplex

[–]ColinGreenMaderos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  1. Recently found a new appreciation for this song

[–]catsandrobots 3 points4 points  (0 children)

10 It's perfect in my eyes

[–]Goldenkiuren2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  1. Seriously, my favorite between DYSTW, Grass, The Purple Bottle (not that the others aren't masterpieces too) and this changes every second. Such a perfect album :)

[–]leaf_dwelling 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its absolutely the definitive AC jam. 11/10

[–]saimonlandasecun 5 points6 points  (3 children)

9.5. nearly perfect, what a fucking song

[–]TheMusicEvangelisthiding under green umbrellas 2 points3 points  (2 children)

You’re getting downvoted for that. And that’s why I really don’t like this fanbase. To be downvoted for this is unreasonable.

[–]saimonlandasecun 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fanbases are like that, it's normal

[–]BigLittleFan69 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Tbh 9.5, it's fucking AMAZING but for me it's a lot to get into the headspace.

HELLA disappointed at the lack of Bees love, that song is a perfect 10 to me

[–]octaveflight 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bees and Daffy Duck are better than Banshee Beat for me, but Banshee Beat is still at least a 9, just a tad overrated

[–]Enlarged_Print 1 point2 points  (0 children)

10/10 this is the most Animal Collective song they have

[–]sandcrawler2Danse Underrated -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]nopnopnopnopnopI should be floating, but I'm weighted by thinking -2 points-1 points  (0 children)


[–]boudrou1217 0 points1 point  (4 children)

What does IB mean?

[–]M77100[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

International Baccalaureate

[–]boudrou1217 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There we go!

[–]pizzawizard69 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Irritable bowels

[–]boudrou1217 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah yes. Makes sense.

[–]studiousmaximus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

10, life changing