A Place To Bury Strangers - Hologram
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
Liked by 1 person
July 16, 2021 / Release Date
EP / Format
Dedstrange / Label
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Song for song, Hologram is a highly concentrated dose of all of A Place to Bury Strangers' strengths and a welcome return.

FLOOD Magazine

A truly arresting EP—one that bodes incredibly well for the future, even if, as that last song fades into a sad oblivion, there’s very little future to be found in here.

Spill Magazine

These shifts in the ‘space’ each song occupies are what make Hologram so memorable even before the songs themselves invariably will.

Under The Radar

Hologram ticks all the right boxes and then some, once again proving that A Place to Bury Strangers are way ahead of the field when it comes to creating experimental noise rock.


With a new rhythm section and tighter performances, the noisy New York band’s latest EP moves deliberately from chaos to catharsis.

Beats Per Minute

While nothing has characteristically changed with Hologram, the band does sound to be back on the right path.

This is the most boring stuff I've heard from Oliver and co since... ever

Except for the last track
A decent but overall not a special release from APTBS. Some tracks are unique enough to keep me interested and a couple I really enjoy but most have little to no character, even if the songs themselves are proficient enough to pass
When are we gonna find out where to bury the dead people?
I don’t know where the hell this EP came from or what inspired it, but this is easily the best set of tracks from A Place To Bury Strangers since “Exploding Head”. While nothing new or daring, it has them taking a deep breath and going back to square one and reaching from a lot of the same influences that shaped their early albums. I would LOVE to see them carry this for a whole album.
Give A Listen To: "End Of The Night", "I Might Have", ... read more
If you score this below an 80 it means you did not take enough. Hologram evokes an Iggy pop like music haze with surprisingly crisp moments. Something that their more shoegaze/noise albums just dipped their toes into. This band has so much left to explore, Hologram leaves us knowing that there is a Loch Ness Monster lurking in the shallow depths.
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Added on: April 25, 2021