Deer Tick Vol. 1

Deer Tick - Deer Tick Vol. 1
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Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #419 / 719
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Based on 11 ratings
September 15, 2017 / Release Date
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Partisan / Label
Americana / Genres
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God Is in the TV

Both volumes contain a very neat total of ten songs each, and confirm that Deer Tick have risen gracefully from humble beginnings to become one of the sharpest bands on the block. This is perhaps even their finest hour.

A.V. Club

The first half of this Jekyll and Hyde act showcases the kind of skillful songwriters and musicians Deer Tick have grown into.


Unpretentious and unpolished, Deer Tick continue to confront the rigours of life with unapologetic candidness on both volumes here.

Consequence of Sound

... whose acoustic ruminations on aging, devotion, and the never-ending pull between dreams and reality are often beautiful and sometimes redundant


With Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, McCauley solidifies his status as a modern-day barstool poet.


While Vol. 1 feels like a companion to Negativity, its best moments utilize healthy irony rather than mere self-confession and elevates it -- in spite of its missteps -- as a result.

Largely unchanged in their decade of existence, Deer Tick fill a niche in the intersection of Americana and indie rock that may at first seem composed of generic parts, but adds up to an ultimately unique sum. Their decision to split up these components of their sound is a bit confusing since it eliminates some of that uniqueness, but to be fair, many people prefer one or the other between acoustic and electric Deer Tick. Both albums hold up, and interestingly, they’re really not that ... read more
This album just feels like the fall. Its mood is neither too sad or dreary its a perfect night time drive home with the windows down.

Favorite Tracks: Sea Of Clouds, Card House, Cocktail, End of the World
Least Favorite: Hope is Big, Me and My Man
Sea of Clouds - 10/10
Card House - 10/10
Doomed from the Start- 8/10
Hope is Big - 9/10
Only Love - 8/10
Cocktail - 7/10
Me and My Man - 9/10
End of the World - 9/10
Limp Right Back - 7/10
Rejection - 7/10

Overall Rating: 84 out of 100 = 84%
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Track List

  1. Sea of Clouds
  2. Card House
  3. Doomed from the Start
  4. Hope is Big
  5. Only Love
  6. Cocktail
  7. Me and My Man
  8. End of the World
  9. Limp Right Back
  10. Rejection
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Added on: September 9, 2017