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Old 06-13-2014, 01:26 AM   #1
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The Antlers are Familiars

Who's heard this album?

I think Palace is probably the song of the year so far. It's just devastatingly beautiful.

 
I keep hearing a bit of Electrical Storm in the music though.


The rest of the album... it sounded really nice, but it ran together at times and I have a similar issue with it as I do a lot of Grizzly Bear. It all sounds good, but just fails to make an impact due to solid-but unspectacular vocals and an over-reliance on slow, lush instrumentation. I intend to buy it and hope it grows on me.

What's everyone else think?
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:30 AM   #2
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It's my 6th or 7th favorite album of the year. It seems to be boring a lot of people but whatever, I think it's amazing.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:50 AM   #3
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I did not like it on first listen, but I'm willing to give a favorite band a few more shots.
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I like Palace and Hotel but I have to get into the rest, sounds a bit unspectacular to me. I quite liked Burst Apart and I love most of their lyrics. But I really need to be in the right mood to properly listen to an Antlers album.
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I absolutely love Burst Apart, and so came into this one with high expectations. On first listen, it glistens throughout - beautiful and cohesive. It never really changes tempo, though, and I don't hear anything as immediately gripping as Parentheses or Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out. I need to go through it a few more times.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:26 PM   #7
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It has "universal acclaim" right now.
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I guess that means I'm not allowed to dislike it?
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It means you should probably hear it more than once before declaring that you dislike it.
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Psh, details.

Maybe I'll rock it while I drive around virtual Chicago and take on the gangs tonight.
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I really like the first three tracks. I forget how the rest of it goes. Pretty album nonetheless.
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Hotel and Palace are both sublime. The rest needs a good concentrated listen I think. It just floats by as background music.
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^ Doppelganger is a clear highlight for me, along with those two.

And I'm really starting to love the closing few tracks. The album has a very subtle emotional curve about it (the Antlers are a storytelling band even when it's not overt) that makes the ending feel very satisfying.
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Anyone else feel like this album was made in Twin Peaks?

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