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Halcyon Digest


Halcyon Digest

Fourth album from the Atlanta, Georgia indie rock quartet fronted by Bradford Cox

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  1. 10.0 |   No Ripcord

    Halcyon Digest goes by like a breeze, and when it’s finished there’s nothing better to do than play it again
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  2. 9.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    The band’s fourth full length album sees them hit seemingly new levels of comfort and control in their work
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  3. 9.2 |   Pitchfork

    A seamless album of startling emotional clarity
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  4. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Halcyon Digest isn’t always a cohesive listen, but the record gels where it counts—it’s all great
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  5. 9.0 |   Bowlegs

    The incredible ‘Desire Lines’, ‘Helicopter’, and ‘He Would Have Laughed’ are the pillars of which the album is built
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  6. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    It may not have the muscle of Cryptograms or the brains of Microcastle, but it’s got a lot of feeling, and a lot of heart
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  7. 9.0 |   FasterLouder

    Cox is a restless, creative musician but here he and the band have reined in their eclectic tendencies to produce some fantastic music
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  8. 9.0 |   The Fly

    A sublime album, furthering the notion that Deerhunter’s halcyon days are right now
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  9. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Halcyon Digest is Deerhunter’s calmest, most accessible record yet
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  10. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    In the main this is timeless music, seemingly made with the conviction that loveliness will always be lovely
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  11. 8.0 |   State

    Their most warm, welcoming LP so far. Long may they run
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  12. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A waft of brittle beat-pop and drowsy reverb romanticism. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Mojo

    There's no shortage of US outfits seeking new conduits for the blown mind, but with Halcyon Digest Deerhunter are dealing in an altogether different kind of tension. Print edition only

  14. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Stand out track Desire Lines adds a bit of tempo to a mix that subtly works its way into your head
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  15. 8.0 |   Spin

    Deerhunter couples the Everly Brothers' drawling croon with '90s Sonic Youth surge, making for a blissed-out yet bittersweet reverie
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  16. 8.0 |   NME

    A fine and focused addition to a uniquely haunting body of work
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  17. 8.0 |   Q

    Halcyon Digest is a thing of unmistakable substance. Print edition only

  18. 8.0 |   Prefix

    They’ve quickly become one of indie’s most reliable bands, each new album bringing the promise of some of the year’s best music
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  19. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Deerhunter is less confrontational, less challenging than they once were - but they never fail to engage their listeners on a personal level
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  20. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A record steeped in nostalgia
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  21. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Halcyon Digest is a triumph of multilayered nuance, and repeated listens reveal its genius buried just beyond the obvious
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  22. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Deerhunter has settled into a comfortable, yet still thrilling, space
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  23. 8.0 |   BBC

    Halcyon Digest is simply another solid entry in the discography of a mighty band
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  24. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Undoubtedly the band’s most straightforward release to date, which may well come as a disappointment to some, but it may well also be their loveliest and most soulful
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  25. 8.0 |   Eye Weekly

    Deerhunter have settled into a mellow-golden indie-pop outfit that savours serenity over squall
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  26. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Cox croons and swings with aplomb throughout, ensuring that the sublime Desire Lines, He Would Have Laughed and Revival are blissed-out, spacey and bittersweet artefacts from the timeless pop capsule
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  27. 8.0 |   Blurt

    He's reached the maturity he's often lamented never attaining
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  28. 8.0 |   All Music

    It’s not as immediate as previous Deerhunter albums, but Halcyon Digest has an appeal all its own
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  29. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Halcyon Digest misses some of the stream-of-consciousness magic from previous releases but it’s a fine trade off for a more thought out and accomplished piece of work
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  30. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Deerhunter mash together garage fuzz, folky quietude, power-pop melody and electronic clatter — art-rock experiments that deliver the satisfying gut punch of pop tunes
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  31. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    It's a record that feels more like a resolution than an exploration: a settling for contentment, the sound of a band dozing happily in a comfort zone
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  32. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s a fascinating document to study, but I’m not sure that makes it all great music
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