The Antlers - Burst Apart
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2011 Ratings: #44 / 919
Year End Rank: #20
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Based on 219 ratings
2011 Ratings: #69
May 10, 2011 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Beats Per Minute

Burst Apart is much more complex than its predecessor, both emotionally and musically.

90
Drowned in Sound

Burst Apart deserves all the plaudits that can be thrown at it; albums are rarely as unashamedly, gut-wrenchingly, genuinely emotional as this.

82
Pitchfork

It's all the more affecting for how it allows you to pick your own stumbling, lonely path.

80
PopMatters

Not only does Burst Apart rise to the occasion of following up an instant classic, it might even best Hospice in more ways than one.

Plats
89
It doesn't reach the same heights as 'Hospice", but "Burst Apart" still retains the emotionally-compelling, well-written, beautifully sung and exquisitely-produced highs that have made The Antlers great while making the arrangements more complex.

Fav Tracks: No Widows, I Don't Want Love, Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out, French Exit, Corsicana, Parentheses

Least Fav Track: Putting The Dog To Sleep

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8.9
Exceptional
84
In hindsight, I feel like I come back to this album much more than hospice. It's beautiful.
mikeisnowonfire
92
Delicate-yet-charming-yet-catchy-yet-beautiful-pop/folk/rock/indie-music
MinatoArisato
85
Chilled and well put together indie rock. Somehow The Antlers are able to successfully follow an album like hospice with a record that feels somehow even more grand and complex.

Best Track: No Widows
Worst Track: Putting The Dog To Sleep
Gram
NR
hey, who knows? The Antlers did the Infinite War meme before it was cool
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Track List

  1. I Don't Want Love 
  2. French Exit 
  3. Parentheses
  4. No Widows 
  5. Rolled Together
  6. Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out 
  7. Tiptoe 
  8. Hounds 
  9. Corsicana 
  10. Putting the Dog to Sleep
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