Hospice (studio album) by The Antlers

Hospice by The Antlers
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-03-23
Overall rank: 283rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 830 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2009 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (43rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (283rd)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
The Antlers : Hospice CD (2009)
Condition: Very Good


eBay
eBay
The Antlers - Hospice [New Vinyl LP] Ltd Ed, White, Rmst
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
THE ANTLERS - HOSPICE - THE ANTLERS CD 34VG The Fast Free Shipping
Condition: Very Good


  My favourite store:  

The Antlers bestography

Hospice is ranked as the best album by The Antlers.

The Antlers album bestography « Higher ranked This album (283rd) Lower ranked (1,122nd) »
-HospiceBurst Apart

Upcoming concerts

May
29
Wed
20:00
An intimate evening with...The Antlers & Okkervil River
Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Thea, Somerville, United States. United States
Tickets from $29.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Jun
09
Sun
19:00
The Antlers & Okkervil River
Bowery Ballroom, New York, United States. United States
Tickets from $30.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Jun
21
Fri
18:00
KEXP Presents: An intimate evening with... The Antlers & Okkervil River Playing old songs, new songs, each other's songs
Tractor, Seattle, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Hospice on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Hospice track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Rating: 80 (181 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
2.
Track pick
Rating: 89 (238 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
3.
Rating: 87 (208 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Rating: 83 (185 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
5.
Rating: 88 (213 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 79 (174 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
7.
Track pick
Rating: 89 (212 votes)Comments: 3
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 84 (178 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
9.
Rating: 86 (194 votes)Comments: 3
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
10.
Track pick
Rating: 89 (207 votes)Comments: 4
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Hospice rankings

Hospice collection

Hospice ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 830 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 830 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
90/100
 Report rating
05/13/2024 14:35 javicho07  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,97082/100
 
70/100
 Report rating
04/26/2024 14:55 LedZep  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,26679/100
 
65/100
 Report rating
04/20/2024 20:55 Tuur  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 93167/100
 
40/100
 Report rating
03/15/2024 23:56 RadioGraaah  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 55277/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
02/28/2024 05:43 cestuneblague  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 7,21980/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.1/100, a mean average of 79.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Hospice comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 84 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
95/100
From 10/15/2023 13:10
Purely raw emotion wrapped in a fantastic concept that'll easily bring a tear to your eye.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From 02/28/2023 17:51
What an emotional rollercoaster of a record! This album takes you on a journey and it is so difficult to not get completely sucked into this amazing storyline that has been created for you. The concept is just phenomenal and such a poignant listen with their words being so intelligent and easy to connect with. It really is one of the best storylines I have personally experienced on a record and is an elite album with just the lyrics and themes. We then get a fantastic musical display to back this up with some moving performances that match the words perfectly. Songs like Wake and Two demonstrate this superbly as its so tough to not become introspective and sad while listening to these performances. This is consistent throughout the release and the group create an amazing atmosphere for us to dwell in as well. It is also diverse with its instrumentation and has beautiful playing from guitar, keyboards and percussion. Overall, what a touching experience it is to listen to this and the quality on display blows me away which makes this such a high calibre release.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 05/28/2022 16:17
Only got to listen to this first time this year 2022. I immediately liked it without knowing anything about it - nor really catching the lyrics so missed the sad story!! I hear touches of Bon Iver and Arcade Fire and occasional vocals like Jeff Buckley and sometimes it feels like a foreign language like Sigur Ros. This is a great album that I need to get to know better.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 02/15/2022 15:53
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -2 votes (0 helpful | 2 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 02/03/2022 21:05
Oh God, this is so heartbreaking. I like it.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 09/13/2021 17:27
Fantástico! Soa a angústia como poucos!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 03/06/2021 07:25
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 01/13/2021 17:24
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 01/11/2021 02:38
Depression
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From 05/10/2020 16:54
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +4 votes (4 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Hospice

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 2009
1. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
2. Hospice by The Antlers
3. xx by The xx
4. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
5. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
6. The Resistance by Muse
7. Lungs by Florence + The Machine
8. Humbug by Arctic Monkeys
9. Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
10. Man On The Moon: The End Of Day by Kid Cudi
11. Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
12. Fever Ray by Fever Ray
13. Crack The Skye by Mastodon
14. It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
15. Actor by St. Vincent
16. West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum by Kasabian
17. Primary Colours by The Horrors (UK)
18. Embryonic by The Flaming Lips
19. The Hazards Of Love by The Decemberists
20. Them Crooked Vultures by Them Crooked Vultures
Back to Top