Hospice (studio album) by The Antlers

Hospice by The Antlers
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-03-23
Overall rank: 248th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 792 votes)
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Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (40th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (248th)
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82/100 (from 792 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 81.9/100, 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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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.
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85/100
From 02/03/2022 21:05
Oh God, this is so heartbreaking. I like it.
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80/100
From 09/13/2021 17:27
Fantástico! Soa a angústia como poucos!
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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.
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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.
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90/100
From 01/11/2021 02:38
Depression
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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.
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From 02/22/2020 05:21
one of he best albums of the 2000s
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From 01/01/2020 21:14
Beautiful conceptual record, best listened to when you can devote your whole attention to it. Heartbreaking stuff.

Favorite tracks: Kettering, Bear, Epilogue
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From 09/27/2019 20:58
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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