Microcastle (studio album) by Deerhunter

Microcastle by Deerhunter
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-08-19
Overall rank: 705th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 427 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2008 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (116th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (705th)

Deerhunter bestography

Microcastle is ranked 2nd best out of 13 albums by Deerhunter on BestEverAlbums.com.

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.

Deerhunter album bestography « Higher ranked (249th) This album (705th) Lower ranked (705th) »
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Microcastle track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 427 votes)
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07/11/2021 23:55 willtoshower  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,30473/100
 
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04/17/2021 11:46 pago82  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,56670/100

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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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60/100
From 04/08/2021 15:15
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.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 03/29/2020 21:10
Tremendous record for a band who was really finding their sound at this time. Stunning Indie work....
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From 01/18/2019 03:08
Very consistent. Love this album!

Favorite tracks: Cover Me Slowly, Agoraphobia, Never Stops, Nothing Ever Happened

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90/100
From 09/05/2018 19:31
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.
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90/100
From 02/14/2016 04:22
Fantastic album that really rewards repeated listening.
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90/100
From 11/25/2015 08:28
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.
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90/100
From 01/02/2015 09:21
I did not expect to like this as much as I did. This is probably my favorite Deerhunter album.
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90/100
From 04/04/2014 19:26
Organic as hell!
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80/100
From 12/07/2013 02:31
Five years later this is still growing on me.
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85/100
From 11/20/2013 22:48
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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