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Halcyon Digest (album) by Deerhunter 

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Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter (2010)
Release date: 2010-09-28
Overall rank: 312th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 704 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 2010 (7th)
Top 50 albums of the 2010s (27th)
Top 500 albums of all time (312th)

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Halcyon Digest is ranked as the best album by Deerhunter.

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From lylecatcliffe 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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From jeffrey-hodgson 10/14/2018 23:49
Very good album, only a bit of filler. probably the best of the 2010s.
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From Strangel 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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From planetneutral 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 lleon79 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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From samora 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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From JoaoMoreira 04/19/2017 03:01
A little bit fucked by millenial's trendy loudness but still a very good album!
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From danholetheimpune 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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From Cargusbralem 08/27/2016 16:34
Beautifully crafted album. The more I listen to it, the more I fall in love with it. I love the diversity of it, you never feel like it's the same thing over and over again. I'll just somewhat briefly describe how it feels to listen to it, track by track.

It begins with a deep, soothing, very trippy "Earthquake," and then immediately hits you in the face with a more Beatlish kind of sound with "Don't cry" and "Revival."

Then we got "Sailing." Very soothing, not as trippy as Earthquake. Gives a nice turn to the album itself. It's like a small break from the louder songs from this half of the album.

Then we carry on with another short, Beatlish sounding song, "Memory Boy." Very catchy chorus, although personally it's my least favorite song off the album. It's not a bad song at all though, it's just that I like the other ones better.

"Desire Lines." What a song. Lockett's vocals on this one keep adding to the diversity of the album. I like that they once again slid in a long outro, in which you just get carried away by the layers of guitars, just like they did in "Nothing Ever Happened" from the previous album.

"Basement scene" is another Beatlish sounding song, but it's much more laid back than the other ones.

Then we get some deep psychedelia with "Helicopter." Bradford's vocals on this one are simply beautiful all along. One of my favorites from Deerhunter.

We get a taste of brass instruments with the next couple of songs, "Fountain Stairs" and "Coronado." Both are no exception of being great songs on this albums.

The grand finale of this album is brought by "He Would Have Laughed." And what a finale it is. A short tasty riff accompanies you for most of the song, and you never get bored from it. One of my favorites as well.

They are ALL great songs, so it's difficult to name just a few favorites but I'll give it a shot.

Fav tracks: He Would Have Laughed, Helicopter, Desire Lines, Earthquake
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70/100
From ItSaysDilbert 03/06/2016 18:09
The riff on the final track is awesome!

Favorite tracks: Sailing, Basement Scene, Helicopter, He Would Have Laughed

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