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Fall Be Kind

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Length  27:20
Fall Be Kind (2009)  ODDSAC (2010)
Release date  23 November 2009
Producer  Ben H. Allen
Artist  Animal Collective
Label  Domino Recording Company
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Released  November 23, 2009 (digital download), December 15, 2009 (CD, LP)
Recorded  February 2008, August 2009; Sweet Tea, Oxford, MS; Mission Sound, Brooklyn, NY
Genres  Experimental music, Psychedelic pop, Neo-psychedelia, Psychedelic rock

Fall Be Kind is the fourth EP by Animal Collective, released digitally in MP3 and WAV formats on November 23, 2009, and as both a CD and LP in the UK on December 14, 2009, and in the US on December 15, 2009. Some stores in Australia and New Zealand began selling it more than a week earlier, due to the band's touring presence there at the time.


On November 18, 2009, Domino Records accidentally sent pre-ordered CDs of Fall Be Kind to customers before the actual release date, resulting in a lossless digital version leaking, in its entirety, onto the internet.

Recorded by Ben Allen at Sweet Tea in Oxford, MS in February 2008, and at Mission Sound in Brooklyn, NY August 2009, Fall Be Kind includes recent live favorites "Graze" and "What Would I Want? Sky" (featuring the first ever licensed Grateful Dead sample).

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Critical reception

Fall Be Kind was met with generally favorable reviews by critics. At Metacritic the album received an average score of 84, based on 21 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim". Lewis P. from Sputnikmusic claimed "it had the impossible task of following up one of the most hyped albums of this decade and yet it barely breaks a sweat." He went on to give a perfect rating.


  • Avey Tare
  • Geologist
  • Panda Bear
  • Heather McIntosh - Cello on "Graze" and "Bleed"
  • Ben Allen and Animal Collective - Mixing
  • Rob Carmichael - Design and layout
  • Andy Marcinkowski and Aaron Ersoy - Recording assistants
  • Songs

    2What Would I Want? Sky6:46


    Fall Be Kind Wikipedia

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