Pick of the Day – September 30th: Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest

Awesome.  Basically describes the album to a tee.  It’s sort of everything the Atlanta, GA band seemed like they might be capable of, and them actually doing a little bit of it.  It’s not a concentrated album, but it’s almost not necessary.  The songs, individually, are outstanding (especially the track/video below.)  It’s a coming-on-age album or sorts, specifically of an age located in between post-collegiate and pre-family.  Maybe some in their late 20s, who’s sort not in a phase…but looking for something specific, but intangible.  Maybe even looking in the recent past for something familiar to press forward into future with.  A lot of the tracks are current, and of the times, but are situated next to wistful, older sounding tracks.  It makes for a little bit of a disjointing listen toward the end.  But, as stated before, the songs are so dope….it almost doesn’t even matter.  Unfortunately, I can’t say it’s perfect, if only for that reason.  However, it’s definitely one of the year’s very best – HIGHLY recommended.

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