Animal Collective is terrible. I went to the Fox in Oakland last night, and even though I have been to some pretty loud shows before, I still found myself running to the very back row of the upper balcony to stick my fingers in my ears because the sound was so bad.
It was so loud, unmixed, treble was piercing, it was just pathetic. And the light show, my god did they go get their equipment at Walmart? Obviously its hard to impress me after so many phish shows, but come on it was like 4 color blink lights not timed to the music.
I can see the attraction in almost any band out there, but I cannot for the life of me figure out why people think this band is so great.