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The Antlers album Hospice has been getting some positive buzz.
Thanks to Melody Lau for recommending me this album and was happy that I got it signed by the band members.
This is one most intriguing album of 2009.
Would have expected this album be like the typical indie alternative rock album.
But it isn’t, this album is very conceptual hence the album title.
It’s listening to this person’s journey through hospital having to battle between life and death.
Parts of the album is very spacious and parts is very indie folk/rock.
It’s like a mix of Sigur Ros [during their ( ) era with the long instrumentation], The Dodos *was on the same label Frenchkiss Records* and Patrick Watson.
The vocals of Peter Silberman is so haunting.
This has to be one of the best albums of 2009 and will be on people’s Top 10 list of 2009.
Best tracks:

  • Kettering
  • Sylvia
  • Atrophy
  • Bear
  • Thirteen
  • Two
  • Awake

Two by The Antlers

The Antlers live in Toronto

I’d give Hospice:
/10