Halcyon Digest (studio album) by Deerhunter

Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-09-28
Overall rank: 265th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 898 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2010 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (33rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (265th)

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Halcyon Digest is ranked as the best album by Deerhunter.

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-Halcyon DigestMicrocastle

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 898 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.6/100, a mean average of 80.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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60/100
From 01/09/2024 22:38
A bit nondescript, but enjoyable enough with some great highlights. LOVE the dreamy opener "Earthquake," and the gorgeous Pixies-esque extended outro to "Desire Lines." Unfortunately, there are lots of forgettable tracks in between.
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70/100
From 10/01/2023 20:27
It’s a fun album, it’s nice and thought out but it didn’t blow my mind, it felt a bit too similar to other stuff before them (Ben Gibbards for example). It is enjoyable, though, the arrangements are enjoyable and the general vibe is good. I understand the appeal, but not my cup of tea.
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80/100
From 02/23/2023 13:37
Deerhunter once again prove that they can create a fantastic atmosphere and do so with the use of some great songs. The peak of the album for me is Helicopter which is just such a brilliant song. It is catchy and infectious yet hazy and dream like which is exactly what the rest of the album tries to accomplish but they do it the best on this song. I think the closing track is a standout song as well with it bringing the record to a beautiful conclusion. However, there is quite bit of filler on this album as well with it reminding me of Microcastle in places with its dips in quality. Overall, this is the groups best record so far and it has so many great moments on here that will make you want to revisit it frequently.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 01/17/2023 10:36
Halcyon Digest is an album you don’t want to end as it’s roots within dream pop and shoegaze mixed with ethereal indie guitar music send you into a beautiful trance.
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80/100
From 10/14/2022 13:16
Uma base muito boa de rock 'n' roll sobre os efeitos!
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50/100
From 02/02/2022 20:42
Some real standout tracks - Revival, Desire Lines and He Would Have Laughed. But a bit too much filler in the middle.
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60/100
From 04/08/2021 15:46
21st century's indie rock is derivative yet enjoyable at best, whiny and out of touch at worst. This goes in the first category. I'm saying I quite enjoyed it, so don't be mad. But if you told me this was an early '90s British post punk/alt rock album, I would believe you.
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85/100
From 01/17/2021 20:43
The cover of this album sets one up for a very different experience that the one that is delivered. That’s no bad thing, however, as what’s inside is, by turns, delicate, spindly, upbeat, chunky and heart-rending – not necessarily in that order. Strangely, despite the twisting and turning of moods, the album hangs together as a cohesive whole, perhaps by the strength of the guitar lines maintained throughout. Sounds a bit like R.E.M. might if they were more inclined towards dream pop.
High Points: Earthquake; Helicopter; He Would Have Laughed; Desire Lines
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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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