Hospice (studio album) by The Antlers
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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 81.9/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.
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The concept of this record is amazing. There’s plenty of songs that deal with death…very few get this real.
The music here is also great. An emotional roller coaster that rises and falls like grief at the end of a loved one’s life.
There’s only one problem, but it’s a big one. The lyrics are quite clearly the key to this record but on 3 or 4 songs, you can barely hear Silberman, let alone make out what he’s singing. I had to turn the album off the first time I listened to it so I could put on a good pair of headphones. It only marginally helped.
Better production value and this record is in 95-100 territory.
Oh God, this is so heartbreaking. I like it.
Fantástico! Soa a angústia como poucos!
Extremely beautiful but the lyrical content is too heartbreaking for me to listen to. One of the few albums that genuinely hurts me. In some ways this is one of my favorite albums, but as is, I have too hard of a time listening to it. I'll give it a 100 because from an artistic standpoint, this is why music exists.
A concept album about the relationship between a hospice worker and a terminal patient is very creative. It's not a very easy listen. Music plays between soft and loud with moments where it seems like not much is going on. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to connect with it, all this sadness passed me by.
One of the fondest memories of my life is sitting on my bedroom floor at 1 am in absolute darkness with the best headphones I could find listening to this for the first time.
one of he best albums of the 2000s
Beautiful conceptual record, best listened to when you can devote your whole attention to it. Heartbreaking stuff.
Favorite tracks: Kettering, Bear, Epilogue
I haven't such strong emotions from listening to an album in some time... tearjerker of an album, and the driving instrumentation is superb. Still doesn't beat MPP for album of the year in my humble opinion, but boy is it close
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