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.