Microcastle (studio album) by Deerhunter
The best album by Deerhunter is Halcyon Digest which is ranked number 249 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,899.
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.
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It has its moments I guess, but it didn't really push the genre forward. Rather, it sounds like a myriad of '80s and '90s alt rock bands (like all indie rock after the turn of the millennium).
I love the cover art.
Tremendous record for a band who was really finding their sound at this time. Stunning Indie work....
Very consistent. Love this album!
Favorite tracks: Cover Me Slowly, Agoraphobia, Never Stops, Nothing Ever Happened
Awesome record. I love how those three filler-type tracks in the middle (Cavalry Scars, Green Jacket, Activa) actually act as a filter to anybody who is not interested enough in the album to give a complete listen (I believe that's the band's actual purpose for those tracks, according to a short documentary I watched on YouTube).
Go ahead, sit through those few minutes of weird trippiness, because it will be rewarded with possibly the best or at least one of the top three Deerhunter tracks right afterwards, along with an equally awesome second half of the album compared to the first.
Fantastic album that really rewards repeated listening.
I want to love this album unconditionally...it's so fantastic in so many ways, it reaches probably farther than the band ever reached. Unfortunately, it sometimes languishes in the noisy abyss found by many shoegaze-alt bands of this sort. Amply corrected on the follow-up "Halcyon Digest", yet this is still a fantastic album, should be much more highly considered.
I did not expect to like this as much as I did. This is probably my favorite Deerhunter album.
Organic as hell!
Five years later this is still growing on me.
This album is just so fucking cool it's ridiculous. The aura of sounds and psychedelic atmospheres that are created by Bradford Cox and the gang just utterly encapsulates you from the very first listen. Whilst the middle-section of the album loses a little strength, the end picks up to a very strong finish.
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