Monday, December 21, 2009
Albums Of The Decade : 19 - Deerhunter - Weird Era Cont (2008)
The fact that Weird Era Cont was included as a bonus disc with the physical release of Deerhunter's third album Microcastle meant that it passed by a lot of people who'd already downloaded Microcastle ahead of its release date. Which is unfortunate, because the otherwordly nocturnal delights of Weird Era added up to the Atlanta outfit's most consistently compelling long-player. Bleary, out-of-focus shoegaze textures, hypnotic drones, soaringly melodic dream-pop and gentle washes of beautiful ambience combine to create an enchanting melange to immerse yourself in.