Hospice

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Mojo
    60
    This soaring album defines emotional shoegazing. [Dec 2009, p. 101]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 144 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
  3. Negative: 3 out of 48
  1. Dec 31, 2014
    10
    It's more than a bunch of songs; it's a complete work of art, a story, a life, a new and aural experience. Few albums had such impact in myIt's more than a bunch of songs; it's a complete work of art, a story, a life, a new and aural experience. Few albums had such impact in my life so as to change it significantly: Hospice is one of them. It's simply magic. Full Review »
  2. May 22, 2011
    2
    basically it goes like this

    Song 1... Prologue... is the prologue Song 2... Kettering... girl is in hospital because a guy beat her up
    basically it goes like this

    Song 1... Prologue... is the prologue

    Song 2... Kettering... girl is in hospital because a guy beat her up with a bone... she's really sad and quiet but her nurse decides to take care of her because its his job

    Song 3... Atrophy... he does surgery to take the bullets out of her body and puts them inside of himself... it makes him so sad that he gives her "a trophy" for making him so sad...

    Song 4... Bear... while he is performing surgery he finds out that there is actually a live bear inside her stomach as well, he gets into an argument with the bear about whether they're too old or not old at all

    Thirteen... while he is doing surgery there is a little woman inside where the bear was and it sings a song to him asking to pull her out also

    Two... I dunno what this song is about really but i think he's talking about her past and then the doctor tells him he has to stop trying to help her because there is way too much **** inside her... the bear has grown angry and it breaks all the light bulbs and glass rains down from the ceiling...

    Shiva... she takes off a ring and puts it on his finger and it turns him into Shiva, from the Final Fantasy series, but as he's transforming the "sensation is shivers" because he's ice elemental and it's real cold

    Wake... spoiler alert... he wakes up and it was all a dream... but then a helicopter comes outside his window and she's inside of it but he ties the rope around his neck... and dies

    Epilogue... they both die and they are buried together but they are still alive and she is screaming so much that he can't sleep
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  3. Jun 18, 2017
    9
    while listening to this album, I felt something that I want to feel while listening to any album. I felt like the music knew what it waswhile listening to this album, I felt something that I want to feel while listening to any album. I felt like the music knew what it was doing. It felt like the music was a sad and old guy with a lantern, who led me through the dark forest of his thoughts, sometimes taking a road I wouldn't expect him to go on but always deserving my trust. You could just listen to this album and let the music take you on a gloomy, melancholic adventure. Although I get why there's comments about the overwhelming sadness of this record, there's no point in denying the writing skills and the noticeable musical talent the antlers have. Full Review »