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Upon listening to this album, one might be reminded of certain moments from Kid A, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Brian Eno's Here Come the Warm Jets, along with elements of shoegaze and post-rock which are used sparingly and to great effect. However, this album is far from being a pastiche of the previously mentioned albums or musical approaches. In fact, holistically it doesn't necessarily sound like any one of them though if one were to deconstruct Hospice, certain elements of the previously mentioned albums would be present. And by using post rock/shoegaze as a tool instead of as a template, they brilliantly avoid some of the pitfalls for those respective genres. Thus, instead of being a 70 minute album with 5 songs, Hospice is ultimately a great pop album with excellent song craft which is woven within a shoegaze tapestry.Read more ›
Despite the simple honesty of the lyrics, they never really hit you over the head with the message, and it's easy to ignore the content if you just want to hear a nice mix of shoegazing post-rock and indie folkiness (why isn't this a more popular combination?), though if you do you're not giving it a fair chance to do everything it can. Some people probably wouldn't want to hear an album that would only depress the hell out of them, and that's fine. But it's one of the more powerful listening experiences I've had in a while.
Despite the sorrow of the words and the sincerity with which they're sung, it wouldn't work if the music was bad, and fortunately it's not. There's a fair amount of time spent without much happening beyond ambient noise, and it's difficult to love every moment when it feels like you're being pulled out of the flow a bit. There's a push and pull with the general sound as it goes between a strumming guitar and louder noise elements, and it could have gotten bogged down in its own seriousness.Read more ›
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I agree with the disciplined execution and contemplative vibe that this album creates. I also can see critics' points-of-view that it really digs down into grief and doesn't... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patrick B.
Doubt I'll ever get tired of this album. It took me longer than it should have to discover this band. I also love the songs Zelda and Crest from the LP Undersea.Published 4 months ago by Jonathan D West
it was pretty dank, dope ass album i literally put it on and immediately banged the girl of my dreams while crying hysterically to the lyricsPublished 8 months ago by Alex
This is a great album and very much worth the listen,but the vinyl is a bit on the lower quality side. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. Baven
Record sleeve was bent in the corner, but record was otherwise in fine conditionPublished 12 months ago by mantaray