im going to say it.
animal collective fucking suck live. i love their albums, but live its just pure masturbation. they are punishing the people who pay for their albums and pay for tickets to see them by giving them an hour of crap with 2 recognizable songs thrown in. if they want to be a noise band, fine, but record noise albums. they've decided to record pop albums with songs, so when i go to see them live, i expect songs. but me, like many other people who have supported them over the years, are treated to sonic wankery. fuck those dude. never again. NEVER AGAIN.
I really couldn't agree more after seeing them at SXSW 2006.