The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers - Hospice
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 16 reviews
2009 Rank: #33 / 634
USER SCORE
88
Based on
134 ratings

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90
musicOMH

In a similar fashion to Bon Iver‘s For Emma, Forever Ago, Hospice succeeds by conveying deeply personal traumas as universally appreciable truths, until one man’s lonely, painful catharsis transmogrifies into something panoramic and shared by all.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

Hospice is a work of rare beauty and a watershed moment in The Antlers’ career. 

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SiberianBreaks
83
The cover art makes you think that this is some regular indie album. The production isn't too high quality as well. But the album's theme and the story it tells is incredible. It's very beautiful and emotional once you start to figure out what the album truly is.

Favourite tracks: Wake, Epilogue, Atrophy, Sylvia, Kettering, Bear, Two
JustAReflektor
98
Abstruse and mythical. The opaque message and emotional atmosphere that engulfed me after a few listens will never leave my mind. This is a truly unique listening experience. One of the most genuine albums ever made.
AlienMindSet
88
This album is deeper than what it seems to be on surface. The meaning of the whole album makes much more sense when the music and the words used by Peter are digested at the same time. Emotions behind the voice is hard to ignore.
scott96k
79
Man this is depressing...
friendlybison
63
Oh, how I've tried. I've tried and I've tired and I've tried. The songwriting is so elegant and beautiful, but it feels so lacking on a sonic level. I want to love this record as much as my peers, but I can't which makes me even sadder than this record would if it left the same impact on me.
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DETAILS

March 3, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
The Antlers / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
antlersmusic.com / Website
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 11 - A.V. Club
# 9 - Consequence of Sound
# 27 - No Ripcord
# 34 - NPR
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# 37 - Pitchfork
# 23 - PopMatters
# 5 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 8 - Stereogum
# 16 - Tiny Mix Tapes
Track List

  1. Prologue
  2. Kettering
  3. Sylvia
  4. Atrophy
  5. Bear
  6. Thirteen
  7. Two
  8. Shiva
  9. Wake
  10. Epilogue

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