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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for New York indie rock band led by Peter Silberman is its first album of new songs in seven years.
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  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Electronic, Chamber Pop
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
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  1. Mar 23, 2021
    90
    Green to Gold is, at times, quite literal in its depictions of Silberman's personal experiences and other times intensely figurative, staring into the void of existentialism ("Am I incidental?" he asks on "Volunteer") with the kind of quiet assurance only the Antlers can evoke.
  2. Mar 25, 2021
    80
    Green To Gold is one of the best Antlers albums to date and an album unrivaled in its essential need to exist in both in Silberman’s life and in ours.
  3. Apr 19, 2021
    80
    The constant sense of apnoea and claustrophobia saturating all his previous work is gone, leaving space for a rediscovered breathing. Sprouting, springing, beaming, the lyrics follow the course of the seasons, paralleling the introspective thoughts of a man’s healing and the ever-beguiling cycle of nature. There is a light that filters through the notes, irradiating the sonic landscape like sun rays at dawn.
  4. Apr 1, 2021
    79
    What Silberman’s managed to accomplish with Green to Gold is admirable. Instead of quitting music he’s pushed forward and accepted his limitations in pursuit of his passion.
  5. Mar 29, 2021
    76
    The latest album by indie rock's stalwarts of subtle evolution and refinement will not disappoint those of us who always delighted in their hidden textures and atmospheres as much as barn-burning screamalongs; it is a resolutely peaceful affair, totally unconcerned with forcing drama or histrionics onto its gorgeous landscapes.
  6. Mar 30, 2021
    74
    We are hearing someone who risked his physical and emotional well-being searching for catharsis with “Two” and “Bear” and “Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out” and discovered freedom in acceptance. Green to Gold might feel peaceful, but it didn’t come easy.
  7. Mar 23, 2021
    70
    At times, the album’s lack of intensity allows the songs to sink into the background a little too easily. Sonically, they all have the same placid air about them, with few distinctive peaks or valleys. But even if the songs slide by effortlessly, this approach allows the Antlers to color in a moment without demanding too much attention. If and when you stop to really take these sweeping, solemn songs in, it’s clear that the Antlers are still capable of conjuring beauty.

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  1. Mar 26, 2021
    10
    Gorgeous, I've been waiting a long time for a new album and now I can have my ears blessed, thank you The Antlers for making good music, love u
  2. Mar 26, 2021
    9
    While longtime fans of The Antlers might find the lack of emotional destruction slightly disappointing, allowing the album to exist on its ownWhile longtime fans of The Antlers might find the lack of emotional destruction slightly disappointing, allowing the album to exist on its own and hold merit for what it is provides one of the most enjoyable album experience from the band. Far and away their most accessible listen, the band finds solace in folk-y instrumentals. There are no up-tempo bangers in this and the album is only for the better because of that. A slow, ruminating mediation on life, love, change, and nature's healing, this album sticks to its vision through every composed second of its 47 minute run time.
    In their breakout, 2009 LP Hospice, the band ended the album with a song entitled Epilogue. It was a grief-filled, lonely, hollow resolution to the album. This is entirely intriguing and lovely on its own, but with Green to Gold, Peter Silberman gives this previous chapter of his life a true epilogue: peace.
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  3. Apr 13, 2021
    7
    Exceptionally pleasant to listen to, an album that benefits from being given time to breathe. I would say of the Antlers albums since andExceptionally pleasant to listen to, an album that benefits from being given time to breathe. I would say of the Antlers albums since and including "Hospice", this is the most laid back and the most bright but arguably the least emotionally involved. It's not particularly memorable and there are very few tracks I could say I get the urge to put on in isolation but as a whole listening experience, it’s a good one. The sound of an artist at peace with themselves and their work. "Free from the person I should not be, free from the reputation you outgrew". Expand