- Microcastle

Deerhunter - Microcastle
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 25 reviews
2008 Rank: #5 / 682
USER SCORE
87
Based on
169 ratings

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92
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The resulting 2xCD set captures urgent and imaginative songs that reorganize 4AD haze, off-kilter indie pop, crashing garage-punk, forward-leaning krautrock, and hypnotic Kranky ambience into a singular-sounding call-to-arms.

kidhead
100
one of the greatest albums of all time.
StellaTheDiver
80
Pretty good album with shoegaze and dream pop orientations. Even though there are a lot of amazing tracks in the album it still has some disappointing songs. Microcastle is great, but unfortunately not really memorable.

Favs: Cover Me(Slowly), Agoraphobia, Neither Of Us Uncertainly
EMR
70
Even with the lo-fi, psychedelic quality to the production, Deerhunter come up with some basic instrumentation and safe-played songwriting, but with a much less experimental sound in comparison to their previous records, Microcastle still sounds pretty good with its weird, cosmic production and sonority for the most part. The blend of indie-rock/pop with neo-psychedelia still shows to be their cup of tea in the long run, as Cox' vocals tend to sound pretty sugary throughout most of the tracks ... read more
100
If you're asking me, it's one of the greatest albums of all time. The subtlety at work here is out-of-this-world, and it reveals more intricacies years after the first listen. Combine that with a great set of songs, and you have a perfect 100.
SiberianBreaks
75
Deerhunter come through with their most accessible album filled with great noise pop/shoegaze tracks. They do a fantastic job of creating this overbearing "wall of sound" throughout these tracks. I was just a bit underwhelmed by how basic this sounded compared to their previous album. I just didn't find this as rewarding as 'Cryptograms,' I guess.

Favourite tracks: Never Stops, Microcastle, Nothing Ever Happened
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# 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
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