Microcastle - Deerhunter
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 80
  2. Negative: 2 out of 80

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  1. Oct 25, 2010
    10
    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.
  2. Apr 8, 2013
    8
    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
  3. Jan 20, 2013
    8
    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
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Where the split-personality of Cryptograms hinted as much, a cohesive effort on Microcastle delivers the goods in its entirety.
  2. 86
    Microcastle shows Deerhunter [sic] progresing with reason, creating one of their best releases yet. [Fall 2008, p.92]
  3. The sounds on Microcastle form a lush landscape.