|I wish that I had known in That first minute we met The unpayable debt That I owed you Because you'd been abused By the bone that refused you And...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
MojoThis soaring album defines emotional shoegazing. [Dec 2009, p. 101]
StephenW.Aug 18, 2009Amazing.
Dec 31, 2014It'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.… Expand
pauldAug 25, 2009Absolutely stunning album! Better than anything I've heard in years..... a cinch for album of 2009. What a talented band!!!
NathanielTNov 6, 2009Sometimes I struggle not to cry when listening to this. Perhaps I'm not so cynical after all, or perhaps this is just incredibly powerful?
May 29, 2011I heard about The Antlers, because a review had said they were similar to Arcade Fire, so I had to check them out. Turns out they haveI heard about The Antlers, because a review had said they were similar to Arcade Fire, so I had to check them out. Turns out they have completely different styles, both of which I love. This album is absolutely stunning, and my favourite track has to be Kettering.… Expand
Cribb.Nov 5, 2009Great album, one of the years best. Full of emotion, raw and powerful. Fantastic for a debut and highly recommended.
Jun 27, 2012Any album that can deliver such intense emotions to the listener deserves a 10/10. Never heard anything more emotionally affecting thanAny album that can deliver such intense emotions to the listener deserves a 10/10. Never heard anything more emotionally affecting than Hospice by The Antlers.… Expand
Published: December 29, 2009We recap the best-reviewed albums of 2009 and collect dozens of music critic top ten lists to determine the best album of the year. While the results point to a clear winner, you can listen to songs from the top 50 albums to help you find your own favorites.
Awards & Rankings
|The Early Years 1967-1972 [Box Set] - Pink Floyd|
|A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie|
|DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar|
|Singles: The Definitive 45's Collection - Sun Ra|
|The 1966 Live Recordings [Box Set] - Bob Dylan|
|We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest|
|Eternity, In Your Arms - Creeper|
|The Order of Time - Valerie June|
|Fuzzy Logic [20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - Super Furry Animals|
|50 Song Memoir - Magnetic Fields|
|Fantasizing About Being Black - Otis Taylor|
|Guppy - Charly Bliss|
|Obituary - Obituary|
|Black America Again - Common|
|Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels|
|Arca - Arca|
|More Scared of You than You Are of Me - The Smith Street Band|
|What in the Natural World - Jake Xerxes Fussell|
|Forever - Code Orange|
|Nightmare Logic - Power Trip|