Deerhunter - Microcastle

Deerhunter - Microcastle
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 19 reviews
2008 Rank: #4 / 506
USER SCORE
87
Based on
116 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Amazon
iTunes
Spotify
Rdio

CRITIC REVIEWS

92
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Deerhunter toured with Nine Inch Nails this summer, making a stop at Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheater. That canyon found the Atlanta noise-rock quintet at a precipice. In the few months prior, Deerhunter had added a new guitarist, Whitney Petty, to replace the departed Colin Mee. Lead singer Bradford Cox had released his debut solo album, Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel, under the name Atlas Sound. The band's third album, Microcastle, and its would-be surprise bonus disc, Weird Era Cont., had both leaked half a year before they were due in stores. U

nimpressed NIN fans were writing blog posts comparing Cox to Geddy Lee.

User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
79
Deerhunter come through with their most accessible album filled with great noise pop/shoegaze tracks. These guys actually do the wall of sound pretty well here. It's straightforward while having a good amount of experimenting.

Favourite tracks: Cover Me Slowly, Agoraphobia, Never Stops, Microcastle, Nothing Ever Happened, Twilight At Carbon Lake
Space Vacation
82
A lot of parts seemed a bit TOO slow but then again I'm a bit tired--
still a very climatic and hazardous album at times; "Nothing Ever Happened" was stupendous.
92
sublime indie excellence, very talented songwriters and musicians, an album of mood swings, a group that should be huge
TV on the Radio - Dear Science,
#3
Deerhunter - Weird Era Cont.
#5

Deerhunter - Monomania

Monomania

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Cryptograms

Cryptograms

Deerhunter - Weird Era Cont.

Weird Era Cont.

END OF YEAR LISTS
# 5 - Drowned in Sound
# 11 - musicOMH
# 33 - NME
# 6 - No Ripcord
# 10 - Paste
# 5 - Pitchfork
# 7 - PopMatters
# 7 - Spin
Track List
  1. Cover Me (Slowly)
  2. Agoraphobia
  3. Never Stops
  4. Little Kids
  5. Microcastle
  6. Calvary Scars
  7. Green Jacket
  8. Activa
  9. Nothing Ever Happened
  10. Saved by Old Times
  11. Neither of Us, Uncertainly
  12. Twilight at Carbon Lake
Contributions By
patton, royalflush, philthy
Popular Now
pitchfork.com
New Track: The Chemical Brothers - "Sometimes I Feel So Deserted"
undertheradarmag.com
Listen: TORRES - “Cowboy Guilt”
youtube.com
Video: Sia - Fire Meet Gasoline
youtube.com
Video: Killer Mike - Ric Flair