When this album initially came out in 2009, I was 16 years old and I simply didn’t “get” it. Can you blame me, though? This album paints a complicated soundscape and it’s easy to become disoriented. Like standing on top of a mountain on a sunny day, there is so much to see (or hear) that it’s hard to know where to look (or listen). Merriweather runs on trippy energy – let the bass and the bells take over.