Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest!

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This post is the twenty second post of my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery.

In this series I’m going to be looking through the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and commenting on the albums featured, telling you about albums I think should have been featured, artists that should have been featured too and just anything else I feel like commenting on!

This isn’t a sponsored series but if you’d like to read the book with me I’ll put a link at the bottom of this post to where you can buy it. This series is just something I wanted to do because I’d been reading the book and found that I had a lot of opinions!

Every Tuesday and Thursday I’m going to take one album from the front of the book starting in 1950s and one album from the back of the book starting in 2000’s, I’ll give you a bit of the albums history, the track list and of course my thoughts on the album!

In this post we’re going to be talking about Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest!

As this album is available on Spotify I’ll put a player below this paragraph so that if you’d like to listen along whilst you read the rest of this post you can!

Halcyon Digest was released in 2010 on 4AD, it was produced by Ben H Allen, Deerhunter and Henry Barbe and the art director was Bradford Cox! The Runtime is 45:50.

Deerhunter are an American Semi Psychedelic Indie Rock band, Halcyon Digest was their 5th studio album, their last album to feature bass guitarist Joshua Fauver.

I love this album it’s absolutely brilliant but I’m sitting here now trying to describe what this album sounds like to anyone that hasn’t heard it and I just can’t… how do you describe an album that sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before but at the same time sounds like many things you’ve heard before but in it’s own unique way, it’s otherworldly but completely of this world, from the past present and the future, this album is basically a massive concoction of contradictions.

Let’s take a look at the track list:

Track One: Earthquake

Track Two: Don’t Cry

Track Three: Revival

Track Four: Sailing

Track Five: Memory Boy

Track Six: Desire Lines

Track Seven: Basement Scene

Track Eight: Helicopter

Track Nine: Fountain Stairs

Track Ten: Coronado

Track Eleven: He Would Have Laughed

My favourite track from this album is He Would Have Laughed.

Image Source: https://www.discogs.com/Deerhunter-Halcyon-Digest/release/3148522

Now all that is left for me to say is whether or not I think this album belongs on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die…

My answer is YES if for no other reason than I would like to hear what everybody thinks of this album and it’s unusually usual sound!

That’s it for this post from my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die! As I said at the beginning of this post this isn’t in anyway a sponsored series but if you’d like to buy the book so you can read along with me then click here for the link to purchase from Waterstones if you live in the UK and click here for the Amazon link if you’re in the rest of the world.

Those aren’t affiliate links; I just want to make sure you guys know where to buy the book if you want to read along too!

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Charlotte xo