- Burst Apart

The Antlers - Burst Apart
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 25 reviews
2011 Rank: #58 / 889
USER SCORE
81
Based on
166 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Beats Per Minute

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

90
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

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

80
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

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

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

Aug 8, 2013
mikeisnowonfire
92
Delicate-yet-charming-yet-catchy-yet-beautiful-pop/folk/rock/indie-music
Aug 3, 2017
pouls
60
There's nothing wrong with the sound of this album in general, but for me, this reads off as a step back from the Antlers' previous album, Hospice. Burst Apart is incredibly forgettable and not as emotionally striking, and it just serves as pleasant background music most of the time for me. It might as well be an effective album for fans of indie rock and of dream pop, however.
Sep 16, 2015
SiberianBreaks
67
After the emotionally overwhelming 'Hospice,' The Antlers relax a bit for a slightly dreamier album. There's no heartbreaking concept at all here. It's just a straightforward album with songs that feel a lot more relatable than ones off of 'Hospice.' The basic nature of this album may disappoint some listeners, but I feel that it's a likeable follow up.

Favourite tracks: I Don't Want Love, No Widows, Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
Jul 14, 2014
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
Nov 5, 2012
cwmDJ
94
chilled out indie, fantastic tunes, great singing, pure class from start to finish
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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
# 23 - Urban Outfitters
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
Contributions By
wallver, philthy, erik, patton