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The Antlers


Ambient indie rock from the Peter Silberman-fronted Brooklyn band

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  1. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    In a similar fashion to Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago, Hospice succeeds by conveying deeply personal traumas as universally appreciable truths
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  2. 9.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    A meditation on the slow death of a relationship, this debut from the Antlers feels like an instant classic
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  3. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An hour-long meditation on loss, The Antler’s Hospice captures that wild desperation which plays so lonely and quietly. It succeeds because it feels intensely personal while aiming for mood over prosaic specifics and obscuring its sentimentality with noise
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  4. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    The Antlers plumb that elusive place where the personally specific becomes universal. They achieve this by keeping the human frailty of the singer intact while inflating his feelings to mythological proportions.
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

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  6. 8.0 |   Q

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  7. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Hospice is an album of white walls, long desolate passages, and sudden blitzkriegs of high emotional drama – it’s not always comforting, but the players are hyper-attentive to the nuances of each note and lyric
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Jeff Buckley and Arcade Fire raise their endlessly influential heads now and then, and Silberman goes all in for the quiet/loud effect at times
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  9. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Silberman's compulsion to write these songs may have been cathartic for him, but listening to them is most certainly cathartic for all of us
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  10. 8.0 |   The Sunday Times

    A sonically beautiful exploration of sinister obsession, delusion and grief... it is a remarkable record
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  11. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Hospice is a fully-realized and fully-functional concept album ... evidence that the art form isn’t on its deathbed.
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  12. 8.0 |   NME

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  13. 8.0 |   The Fly of the year’s most emotionally powerful albums
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  14. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Hospice is gentle on the ear, but heavy on the mind, balanced perfectly to create wonderful wintery listening
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  15. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Hospice is a work of rare beauty and a watershed moment in The Antlers’ career
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  16. 7.0 |   Spin

    Packed with lofty choruses and extended instrumental passages
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  17. 6.0 |   Clash ebbing and flowing symphony of tender vocals and shoegazing guitar washes... ‘Hospice’ is a remarkable record
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  18. 6.0 |   Mojo

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