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Everything Serves The Rhythm: Panda Bear's Favourite Albums
Joe Clay , January 15th, 2015 11:34

The Animal Collective man released his fifth solo album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, this week. Before he did, he sat down with Joe Clay to pick 13 formative favourite records

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Grateful Dead - American Beauty
I'm not a Deadhead, but that album is a big one for me. It's an anomaly for that band. Retroactively I've learned a lot about the DIY aesthetic of Grateful Dead. They created their own culture and developed their own distinct thing within the world of music, which I like a lot. But the songs are so good, especially as a collection of songs to listen to from start to finish. There aren't many albums I'd rather go the distance with. It's definitely one of my favourite calls when I'm on tour and it's my turn to choose a record. I love to sing along to it - I don't know if I could pay a higher compliment to a record than that. There are a lot of choral harmonies, which is something I respond to.


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