- Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 28 reviews
2010 Rank: #16 / 818
USER SCORE
87
Based on
280 ratings

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100
No Ripcord

Halcyon Digest goes by like a breeze, and when it’s finished there’s nothing better to do than play it again.

92
Pitchfork

Halcyon Digest is a record about the joy of music discovery, the thrill of listening for the first time to a potential future favorite, and that sense of boundless possibility when you're still innocent of indie-mainstream politics and your personal canon is far from set.

80
Drowned in Sound

Yet I think conversely it’s Cox’s inability to totally connect to an audience that makes him such a spectacularly special songwriter.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

As difficult as it might be to find fresh plaudits with which to laud Deerhunter, they continue to deserve every single redundant bit of acclaim.

80
musicOMH

Halcyon Digest is a triumph of multilayered nuance, and repeated listens reveal its genius buried just beyond the obvious.

60
PopMatters

Halcyon Digest is, to my mind, the best we’ve seen from Deerhunter, and a hint that their best is still to come.

Zatak
88
This songwriting still amazes me. The production on this thing is also sick. It's just 45 minutes of great music.

Fav tracks: Earthquake, Don't Cry, Memory Boy, Basement, Helicopter.
Sorrugis
72
After hearing the first track, I guess I was expecting the rest of Halcyon Digest to follow suit in sound (dreamy indie pop/rock juxtaposed with interesting electronic sounds). But aside from 'Helicopter' and 'He Would Have Laughed', this album is essentially a mix of semi-decent to decent simple pleasant indie pop/rock tunes that just don't leave much of an impression on me.

Loved: Earthquake, Helicopter, He Would Have Laughed
Liked: Don't Cry, Revival, Memory Boy, Desire Lines, Fountain ... read more
MarkCooper
87
Favorite Tracks: Helicopter, Sailing, Desire Lines, He Would Have Laughed, Fountain Stairs, Revival

Everyone on here has already said it. This album is consistent, conceptual, important, and will probably give me a lifetime's worth of enjoyment.
Gupla
95
Hay mucha influencia en el sonido de Bradford en Halcyon Digest, trabajando con una estética más profesional, más detallada. Deerhunter experimenta un sonido menos convencional, que deja a este álbum como el mejor de la década.
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# 20 - NME
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# 45 - Paste
# 3 - Pitchfork
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# 49 - Q Magazine
# 19 - Rhapsody SoundBoard
# 17 - Slant
# 2 - Spin
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# 10 - Stereogum
# 9 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 4 - Under the Radar
Track List

  1. Earthquake 
  2. Don't Cry 
  3. Revival 
  4. Sailing 
  5. Memory Boy 
  6. Desire Lines 
  7. Basement Scene 
  8. Helicopter 
  9. Fountain Stairs 
  10. Coronado 
  11. He Would Have Laughed

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