Halcyon Digest (album) by Deerhunter

Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-09-28
Overall rank: 250th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 801 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2010 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (28th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (250th)

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Halcyon Digest is ranked as the best album by Deerhunter.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 801 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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85/100
From 03/15/2020 07:43
Highlights:

Helicopter
Revival
Coronado
Desire Lines
He Would Have Laughed
Memory Boy
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90/100
From 07/19/2019 20:18
Favorite Tracks:Memory Boy, Basement Scene
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80/100
From 12/26/2018 20:51
I enjoyed this a lot. Hadn't heard Deerhunter before listening to this one and assumed, given the cover, it would be a lot darker, but anyway, I wasn't disappointed with what I heard.
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80/100
From 10/14/2018 23:49
Very good album, only a bit of filler. probably the best of the 2010s.
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90/100
From 09/06/2018 02:31
Art rock done extremely well. Two notable things to this album;
1) It has very engaging atmospherics ranging from distantly dreamy to psychedelically fuzzy with it's layers of guitar coming to the fore in certain songs.
2) It is a complete album of exceptional songs without a filler or mediocre moment.

It's also lyrically elusive in a good way. Bradford Cox's vocals seem a half dimension away. I was lucky enough to see them play in support of this album in a small intimate venue and they impressed with their stage presence.

ALBUM HIGHLIGHT: The outro guitar build to Desire Lines is immense and you know it's good when you want it to continue when the finish comes.
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80/100
From 05/17/2018 02:36
Have to concede that I had no idea what to expect with this album and quite liked it through multiple listens.
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85/100
From 07/10/2017 16:44
I just recently discovered this album and I must say it's amazing. The only thing I didn't like is that the first track sets you up for a different kind of album. I expected other kind of songs but it's still a beautiful trip.

Best songs: Earthquake, Desire Lines, Helicopter, He Would Have Laughed
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90/100
From 06/21/2017 16:39
Very good album. Interestingly enough, I am not very impressed by the tracks that seem to be most highly rated here, namely Desire Lines and Helicopter. Some of the other tracks I find absolute gems, such as Basement Scene and Coronado. The final part of He Would Have Laughed is also very strong.
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80/100
From 04/19/2017 03:01
A little bit fucked by millenial's trendy loudness but still a very good album!
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95/100
From 01/11/2017 02:16
This album puts the listener into a roller coaster of emotions, with the opener earthquake, a nice, slow song that is just the tip of the iceberg, to the lively banger of revival, the introspective Sailing, to the absolutely heart-wrenching Helicopter, to the upbeat Coronado, to the lament of he would've laughed. Quintessential
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