Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 27 reviews
2010 Rank: #17 / 711
USER SCORE
87
Based on
199 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

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User Reviews
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.
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.
Tom Simmons
85
Fav Tracks: Helicopter, Revival, He Would Have Laughed, Earthquake, Fountain Stairs, Don't Cry, Desire Lines
steviedub
96
Deerhunter's "Halcyon Digest" is a concept album that captures the innocence of youth, then suddenly thrusts you into the despair of adulthood.
SiberianBreaks
93
This will always be Deerhunter's magnum opus. I always thought that 'Microcastle' was a bit too safe considering how experimental their previous material was, but this just blows everything they've done out of the water. The way the songs seamlessly flow into each other is just incredible and Bradford's dark lyrics have never been more intriguing.

Favourite tracks: Revival, Desire Lines, He Would Have Laughed
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 14 - A.V. Club
# 9 - Amazon
# 32 - Clash
# 29 - Consequence of Sound
# 34 - DIY
# 30 - Drowned in Sound
# 26 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 11 - MOJO
# 7 - musicOMH
# 20 - NME
# 5 - No Ripcord
# 4 - One Thirty BPM
# 45 - Paste
# 3 - Pitchfork
# 12 - PopMatters
# 6 - Prefix
# 7 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 49 - Q Magazine
# 19 - Rhapsody SoundBoard
# 17 - Slant
# 2 - Spin
# 4 - Spinner
# 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

Contributions By
patton, royalflush, philthy, erik
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