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Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?


Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?

Album number eight from the Atlanta, Georgia indie rock band from led by Bradford Cox and co-produced by Ben H. Allen, Cate Le Bon and Ben Etter

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    The slow, crumbling decline of civilisation has rarely sounded so good
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    They continue to look forward and create music that feels unlike anything else out there. This one is no exception: it's the perfect antidote for these bleak, modern times
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  3. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The first five songs on the record are stunning in their emotional impact and musical scope
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  4. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    While time will decide whether it’s the best Deerhunter album, WHEAD? can lay claim to being the most ‘Deerhunter’ Deerhunter album. It’s utterly, completely, resolutely and defiantly them
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  5. 8.0 |   The Music

    An extension of the ideas Cox was flirting with on the band’s 2015 album, Fading Frontier, only this time he’s replacing guitars with harpsichords to execute a grand detournement from the rock'n'roll genre
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  6. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    In thirty-seven minutes, it offers up a plethora of intelligently crafted societal takes and yet presents them invitingly enough that, if you’re so inclined, you can just let the music wash over you
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  7. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    If we are in the end times, let’s listen to beautiful music about the end times
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  8. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    The temperamental shifts in Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? give it a cold, distancing effect, as they incorporate offbeat sounds that seem influenced by electronic composers like Delia Derbyshire. But there's still that punchy quality that gives them a pop framework
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  9. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Though the band is now squarely in its pop era, the nostalgia that laced its early records has morphed into a timely, fatalistic vision of the future and national decay
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  10. 8.0 |   DIY

    Deerhunter have often dealt in lofty, intense blows, but on album eight, they provide a breezy distraction from the chaos outside, and it’s most welcome
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    On Deerhunter’s eighth album, frontman Bradford Cox takes on the role of war poet, documenting the things he observes with a cool matter-of-factness, and heart-wrenching detail
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  12. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Deerhunter's eighth studio album wrestles with escapist and confrontational impulses, and continues their exploration of shifting sonic identity
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  13. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Recorded in rural Texas, this atmospheric album switches from psych-pop to alt-rock to experimental lo-fi, held together by Bradford Cox’s drawl
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  14. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Album closer Nocturne is a distillation of the record’s conceit, bringing a lightness of touch to its swaggering percussion and synthesisers. It is unpredictable and compelling – classic Deerhunter
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  15. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Some of Deerhunter's prettiest songs to date. Print edition only

  16. 8.0 |   Q

    It is a lean and often brilliant album. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   Mojo

    More exploratory than Fading Frontier, but there's a minimalism that helps its stark ideas and sad-eyes melodies shine through. Print edition only

  18. 8.0 |   NME

    This is how you turn pop into art

  19. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    You get the feeling you’ve been thrust into a dream, temporarily torn from the present in order to observe it, understand what’s going on, and return to reality with new tools to keep that all-encompassing fear at bay
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  20. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Along with Fading Frontier, the album presents a new era for Deerhunter, one more contemplative and spacious yet continually beguiling
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  21. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    This is a Deerhunter album, so closer listening reveals much more going on beneath the surface. To be fair, though, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? isn’t as viscerally challenging as many of the band’s prior efforts
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  22. 4.0 |   Crack

    Tired indie tropes – wilderness metaphors and twee imagery about village greens and country roads – keep resurfacing, like a New Year’s resolution that has quickly slid away to be replaced by the same stale habits
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