Microcastle - Deerhunter
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  • Summary: The rock group from Georgia recorded the album in a week in Brooklyn, New york.
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
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  1. It may end angrily, but when it’s all said and done, Microcastle is a blissful retreat from the known.
  2. The bolder sound signals that Deerhunter is now less concerned with the scarring effects of loss, conflict, and the passage of time, and more concerned with the ways to escape those things--even if that escape is fleeting.
  3. In putting the brakes on their revolutionary impulses to instead embrace old tropes and familiar sounds, Deerhunter has hit upon an endearing, awesome universality.
  4. It's a very consistent record, with lots of wide-open spaces and quivering quietness, and just about every sound seems to fit perfectly exactly where it sits.
  5. The placement of certain tracks on Microcastle are an obvious glaring weakness, but one cannot take away the pure execution and quality of the songs.
  6. 70
    Scary. And at times, scary good. [Nov 2008, p.73]
  7. Deerhunter's latest features more pop melodies and fuzzy soundscapes, forsaking the raw, intense sound we all love.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 25, 2010
    Deerhunter creates passion and punk in their album Microcastle. Many tracks caught my attention, and it was for the good. There are slow songs, songs with attitude and a little bit of funk. I recommend this album to anybody who enjoys music for its depth and figurative meanings. I also recommend this album to people who love and study music as deeply as I do. Expand
  2. Jan 20, 2013
    Impressive album from the Atlanta, Georgia Indie rock group. Essentially it's Indie music but Deerhunter bring something different to the table with their dreamy, atmospheric sound. There's an abundance of great riffs on show. Personally, I feel the songs at the beginning of the record are first rate, it dips a little in the middle but comes good again towards the end. Highly recommend this record to fans of guitar/indie music. Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2013
    Microcastle is a great experimental rock record. It's highly accessible and quite a joy to listen too. Almost every track stands out. The distortion on the guitars are layered with great detail and the songwriting is some of the best I've heard from Deerhunter. All In All, this isn't some groundbreaking indie record to end all, but Deerhunter show some maturity before their masterpiece Halcyon Digest. B+ Expand

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