Green To Gold

The Antlers - Green To Gold
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2021 Ratings: #72 / 194
User Score
Based on 170 ratings
2021 Ratings: #109
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March 26, 2021 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

For once, the band's album doesn't haunt you like an untethered ghost ... it charts the rolling hills, long stretches of flat road, and peaks and valleys of growing into adulthood, as well as the inevitable loss of innocence and ossification of growing older.

90
DIY

It feels like the opening of a new chapter, rather than the closing of the last one.

80
The Young Folks

Though full of their standard melancholy, Green to Gold is a completely new look for the Antlers.

80
Uncut

Green To Gold seems notably more reliant on organic acoustic instrumentation, largely eschewing the backdrops of ambient electronica found on previous albums, and Peter Silberman's half-whispered vocal melodies are more accessible than ever.

80
Mojo

There's real beauty here and Silberman marries eventual accessibility with gentle boundary-pushing to create his own, thoughtful world.

80
musicOMH

It’s still a sumptuously crafted, warmly atmospheric and often beautiful work from The Antlers, proving that Silberman remains one of America’s most gifted, emotionally intelligent songwriters.

80
Record Collector

Green To Gold is a soft, supple study in dreamy repose, its amber glow made satisfying by Siberman and drummer Michael Lerner's matches of meaning to method.

79
Beats Per Minute

No doubt there will be those who find Green to Gold just a little too light on the intensity and too heavy on the sentimentality, but this is a necessary and expected progression for The Antlers.

76
Sputnikmusic
It is a resolutely peaceful affair, totally unconcerned with forcing drama or histrionics onto its gorgeous landscapes.
75
Northern Transmissions

Chock-full of tranquil songs, Green To Gold displays another side of Peter Silberman’s songwriting gifts–reflective, at times wistful, and contemplative, completely at odds with hefty guitar-driven songs like “Parentheses” and “Bear.”

74
Pitchfork
No longer able to rely on the surges of distortion or Silberman’s shattering falsetto peaks to deliver the emotional death blow, Antlers eased back and let the devastating beauty of the songs speak in a whisper.
70
Slant Magazine

Sonically, they all have the same placid air about them, with few distinctive peaks or valleys. But even if the songs slide by effortlessly, this approach allows the Antlers to color in a moment without demanding too much attention.

70
FLOOD Magazine

The Antlers’ latest embraces the changing seasons and the natural inevitability of transitions, and it is itself an elegant musical metamorphosis for a group that seemed crystallized within its mid-’00s indie-rock styles.

70
AllMusic

On the whole, Green to Gold reshapes the Antlers' once somber and brooding chamber pop into something bright and smiling. The songs strip away the sharpness and volatility the band reveled in on earlier albums to reveal a pleasant glow that was all too often hidden in the shadows.

70
The Line of Best Fit

By the tenth track of verdant metaphors and leafy imagery, it's hard not to wish for the return of some of the angst which characterised The Antlers' earlier works, just to add a bit of bite. Still, with spring just around the corner, it's hard to be churlish.

70
Spectrum Culture
The Antlers retreat from the loud and bleak past to give us ten, unhurried songs that each feel like the sonic equivalent of a sun-drenched solarium, the early morning sunlight streaming across your face.
EnigmaticSnob
80
The Antlers shine in their new path of discovery, growth and ultimately maturity. In these 10 selection of songs lies an intimate and gorgeous portrait of the band and their cultivation of indie pop and folk, a perfect album for the autumn season and one of Antlers best. Harmonious in it's tranquility the record is a beautiful testament to the band's spirit and future, an easily highly recommend record for anyone.
snowman
30
3/10
Antlers gave me 2 classic albums I still listen to with great nostalgia but Green to Gold IS NOT IT.
Wow they are hardly recognizable on this. It feels like daytime television romcom music. It feels like what plays in the background of a Cialis commercial. So uninspired. So phoned in. So blehhhh. So repetitive. No heart. No soul. Is this a cash grab???
avernannes
48
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
4.8/10

10 slow and light songs, from which you won't remember a single one.
Orlkont
60
Crazy how The Antlers even dropped an album first before the actual The Antlers movie.
LZGray
60
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

I wanted to love this album so bad, considering how fantastic the four singles leading up to this project were. Each of them felt a bit samey, sure, but they all had a distinct and potent melancholy that really complemented the simplicity of the arrangements and direct lyricism. However, the same problems I had with Familiars apply here: the deep cuts don't melodically progress in an interesting or climactic way. Both instrumental cuts feel like one simple motif repeating ... read more
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Track List

  1. Strawflower
  2. Wheels Roll Home
  3. Solstice
  4. Stubborn Man
  5. Just One Sec
  6. It Is What It Is
  7. Volunteer
  8. Green to Gold
  9. Porchlight
  10. Equinox
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Added on: January 13, 2021