Hospice - The Antlers
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  • Summary: This is the second album for the Peter Silberman-led band.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Hospice sits squarely in this camp, a heartbreaking aural experience that hits us on a deeper level.
  2. This quintet of musicians are making a name for themselves and with Hospice, they have remarkably made one of 2009’s best albums.
  3. Hospice succeeds by conveying deeply personal traumas as universally appreciable truths, until one man's lonely, painful catharsis transmogrifies into something panoramic and shared by all.
  4. It’s obvious Hospice is an album Silberman made for himself, one that we’re just privileged to listen to and enjoy. So sit back, listen, and consider yourself lucky, punk.
  5. A musical vigil primed to cut a path from bedside to festival stage. [Dec 2009, p. 111]
  6. Hospice is a work of rare beauty and a watershed moment in The Antlers’ career.
  7. 60
    This soaring album defines emotional shoegazing. [Dec 2009, p. 101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 45
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 45
  3. Negative: 3 out of 45
  1. StephenW.
    Aug 18, 2009
    10
    Amazing.
  2. Sep 21, 2014
    10
    It's amazing the significance than can be put into an album, and Hospice is the perfect example. It might not be the happiest thing you'llIt's amazing the significance than can be put into an album, and Hospice is the perfect example. It might not be the happiest thing you'll ever hear, but it's certainly worth listening, and arguably the best Antlers allbum there is. Expand
  3. pauld
    Aug 25, 2009
    10
    Absolutely stunning album! Better than anything I've heard in years..... a cinch for album of 2009. What a talented band!!!
  4. charliem
    Nov 5, 2009
    10
    Hands down, favorite album of the decade. No joke. Unbelievably powerful.
  5. Nov 3, 2010
    10
    Incredibly moving. If you really listen to the thing front to back you'd have to have a heart of stone not to well up a bit. The musicIncredibly moving. If you really listen to the thing front to back you'd have to have a heart of stone not to well up a bit. The music compliments the words perfectly. A deeply inspired work of art. Expand
  6. MatheusB.
    Oct 11, 2009
    9
    This album really reaches in and delivers a personal experience that you will be willing to repeat. First listened to it while trying to This album really reaches in and delivers a personal experience that you will be willing to repeat. First listened to it while trying to sleep and kept listening for a whole week. The songs have this calm flow-like feeling so that you don't bother which track you're at while listening to the entire album and keepsyou wondering. My fav. album of 2009 til now. Expand
  7. Jun 27, 2012
    0
    Any 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

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