Noah Lennox, AKA Panda Bear, is the lead singer of everyone's favourite psych-weirdos Animal Collective. This record, his debut album as a solo artist, was written and recorded when he was just twenty, and taking that into consideration, it just makes it seem all the greater. I much prefer this album over 2004's Young Prayer, which is a rather lo-fi affair written following the death of his father, and 2007's Person Pitch, which, despite the fact that music journalists the world over seem to be crawling over one another to lavish it with superlatives in a big circle jerk, it just sounds like everything else Animal Collective have produced; this self-titled album is definitely a solo affair, and is all the better for it. Enjoy.
Panda Bear – Panda Bear (1998)