AOTY 2017
Weird Era Cont.
Deerhunter - Weird Era Cont.
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2008 Ratings: #7 / 720
Year End Rank: #32
User Score
Based on 99 ratings
2008 Ratings: #16
October 28, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kranky, 4AD / Label
Deerhunter / Producer
Indie Rock / Genres
Your Review
Apr 3, 2017
At the ripe age of 14, Mark's interest in music began to skyrocket after discovering an almost mythical collective of indie artists known as the Elephant 6 club. Among the most popular artists in the club was Deerhunter. Riding on the energy from listening to their iTunes previews, Mark decided to give the fabled "mp3 youtube rip" his first go-around, something he'd been meaning to try for awhile but was too afraid - until now. He chose a random song by Deerhunter, and downloaded it ... read more
Oct 18, 2015
Deerhunter release another highly praised album that overall sounds much more like a sparse collection of weird, experimental passages that do have some otherwordly-edge and sound quality to them, but that don't really standout on their own, making it all feel like some occasional experiments that would fit well on some bonus material or B-sides from the band rather on an entire album. In the end, Weird Era Cont. just sounds like a messy exercise in oddities from the group.
Aug 17, 2015
Even though I'm glad they went for a more experimental approach with this, I feel that this album is easily one of their more forgettable releases. I'm loving the basement aesthetic here, but this feels more like a collection of interludes than tracks. 'Operation' is pretty killer though.

Favourite tracks: Operation, Vox Humana, Calvary Scars II/Aux Out
Oct 29, 2017
A weak album for Deerhunter. It's one of those instances in which there is more aesthetic and atmosphere than actual substance, and for that reason, it's not a recommended release from the band.
May 26, 2017
Fav Tracks: Vox Celeste, Backspace Century, Calvary Scars II/Aux Out
#1/Tiny Mix Tapes
#4/Beats Per Minute
Track List
  1. Backspace Century
  2. Operation
  3. Ghost Outfit
  4. Dot Gain
  5. Vox Celeste
  6. Cicadas
  7. Vox Humana
  8. VHS Dream
  9. Focus Group
  10. Slow Swords
  11. Weird Era
  12. Moon Witch Cartridge
  13. Calvary Scars II/Aux Out
Contributions By
patton, erik, GoodGuyScumbag

Added on: April 23, 2013