The Antlers - Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 20 reviews
2011 Rank: #21 / 582
USER SCORE
82
Based on
85 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

Burst Apart is much more complex than its predecessor, both emotionally and musically.

90
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Burst Apart deserves all the plaudits that can be thrown at it; albums are rarely as unashamedly, gut-wrenchingly, genuinely emotional as this.

82
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

It's all the more affecting for how it allows you to pick your own stumbling, lonely path.

80
PopMatters
PopMatters

Not only does Burst Apart rise to the occasion of following up an instant classic, it might even best Hospice in more ways than one.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes

Burst Apart shows The Antlers to be on sure footing, playing to their strengths, but confident enough in their own instincts to depart from some of the qualities that made them the indie rock wunderkinds of 2009.

60
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

Burst Apart is a passable follow-up to an incredible record, but that’s all it is. Passable.

User Reviews
mikeisnowonfire
92
Delicate-yet-charming-yet-catchy-yet-beautiful-pop/folk/rock/indie-music

austincrane235
68
Best Track: French Exit, No Widows, Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out, or Corsicana
Worst Track: Putting The Dog To Sleep
Most Overrated Track: I Don't Want Love
Most Underrated Track: Tiptoe

SiberianBreaks
75
A decent follow up to Hospice. It didn't quite captivate me as much as the album artwork did. But there are some really beautiful moments here worth going back to.

Favourite tracks: I Don't Want Love, Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out, No Widows, Putting the Dog to Sleep

94
chilled out indie, fantastic tunes, great singing, pure class from start to finish

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DETAILS

RELEASED: May 10, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Frenchkiss
GENRE: Indie Rock
WEBSITE: antlersmusic.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 4 - BBC
# 11 - Consequence of Sound
# 5 - DIY
# 1 - Drowned in Sound
# 6 - musicOMH
# 16 - No Ripcord
# 19 - Obscure Sound
# 4 - One Thirty BPM
# 25 - Paste
# 21 - PopMatters
# 9 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 38 - Stereogum
# 1 - The Fly
# 49 - The Guardian
Track List
  1. I Don't Want Love 
  2. French Exit 
  3. Parentheses
  4. No Widows 
  5. Rolled Together
  6. Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out 
  7. Tiptoe 
  8. Hounds 
  9. Corsicana 
  10. Putting the Dog to Sleep
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