‘Hospice’ by The Antlers

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Two by The Antlers

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Shiva by The Antlers

The constant flow of great albums this year doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop anytime soon, and we’re all the better for it. But one album that’s really stood out for me this year is Hospice by The Antlers. When the album came out I listened to it on repeat, non-stop. Since then I listen to it at least once a week, if not more.

Hospice has a rather epic narrative, dealing with such things as life and death, illness, loss, despair and occasional glimpses of hope. The albums brilliance comes from the unapologetic nature the album takes, that life is filled with sad parts, and the album fully embraces those times. Peter Silberman’s vocals and lyrics are absolutely superb, ranging from dark whispers to emotional outburts, cracking falsettos and passionate pleas.

I get frustrated when I write about an album like this, because honestly it’s hard to put into words the feelings an amazing album like this brings out. And this album was definitely made around pure emotions, it’s not a light-hearted affair, it’s the stuff that real life is made of. Take a listen to the two songs above, and if you enjoy the album please pick it up and support these amazing musicians.

This will absolutely be in my top favorite albums of the year, if not the decade.

You can pick up their album now by clicking here.

Bobby

2 Comments ‘Hospice’ by The Antlers

  1. Peter May 11, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    I recalled you writing a post about this before, on the day it came out. I downloaded the album a few weeks ago and I really like it. Most definitely one of my favorites from this year.

  2. Amanda May 13, 2009 at 6:02 AM

    This album is soo good, and I love concept albums. It definitely hasn’t received enough attention. Good job highlighting it

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