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Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? by Deerhunter Review

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

Album: Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Artist: Deerhunter

Genre: #Alternative #Indie

Sub-Genres: #IndieRock, #psychpop, #experimentalrock

Label: 4AD

Non-Airable Tracks: None


“Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?” is an experimental, creative rock album that aptly balances variance in sounds between songs with coherence as a unified record. The songs combine a variety of instruments from synth to electric guitar to what sounds like a marimba, blending influences from 60’s rock, synth pop, and even a bit of folk at times. I very much appreciate how the band incorporates all of these sounds into a consistent style. Interludes like the instrumental “Greenpoint Gothic” and the eerily down-pitched “Detournement” add even more intrigue to the project, creating ambiance to surround the more lyrically-focused songs. This album is definitely something that should be listened to all at once; the individual songs are good, but they are best when complimenting each other. Overall, “Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?” is a unique, well-crafted listen.

Sounds Like: Panda Bear, Ariel Pink

Recommended Tracks: 

  1. Death in Midsummer

  2. Tarnug

Reviewer’s Name: Ruby Fulford

Date of Review: 2/28/19

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