Leah Greenblatt
April 06, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Person Pitch

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Panda Bear
genre
Rock

We gave it an A-

Lisbon-based musician Panda Bear, a.k.a. Noah Lennox, leaves behind his fellow mammals in the critically beloved rock experimentalists Animal Collective for his third solo jaunt, Person Pitch. Alone, he proves a charming spelunker of pop-music history — especially the sunny California sound of the Beach Boys/Mamas and the Papas era (vocally, Lennox almost out-Wilsons Mr. Brian Wilson on jangly, joyful standouts ”Comfy in Nautica” and ”Take Pills”). The result, filtered through a playful avant-garde sieve, is a lovely, trippy kaleidoscope of sound.

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