Animal Collective - Fireworks

Matt Harrold 08/11/2007

Rating: 4.5/5

Cleverly released to coincide with the 5th of November, 'Fireworks' is one of those rare things, a single that can truthfully claim to be alternative as the sound of Battles filtered through the Beach Boys over fractious drum beats, the sound of the world's theme parks as experienced by acid junkies; The bright lights and ambient rattles of the roller coasters, merry go rounds and a million arcade machines all blending together into one glorious, ecstatic mess. It's the kind of mind expanding experience that could leave you drooling with it's DIY collage aesthetic, painted against the juxtaposition of pure chaos disguised as intelligent pop, or, in short 'Fireworks' is close to seven minutes of pure genius.

Release Date: 5/11/2007