- Hospice

The Antlers - Hospice
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 16 reviews
2009 Rank: #36 / 741
USER SCORE
87
Based on
176 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. 

User Reviews
Jun 8, 2014
SiberianBreaks
70
The cover art makes you think that this is some regular indie album. And in reality, it is a very simple album with subpar recording, but you'll definitely find something poetic and beautiful if you dig deeper into the lyrics.

EDIT: I'm continuing to like this album less and less with each listen. It is a bit tacky for how melodramatic it is. I need to give this one a long, long break.

Favourite tracks: Sylvia, Bear, Epilogue
Sep 11, 2014
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.
Jul 10, 2013
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.
Oct 19, 2015
AkArE1989
4
こういう"感動するやろ??"みたいなのめっちゃ腹立つ 曲単体で聴いても何が良いのか全く分からない 好きな人には悪いけど
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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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