The Antlers – French Exit

May 3, 2011

The Antler’s third studio album, Hospice, was a great example of a concept album. The LP told the story of an emotionally abusive relationship, explained through the analogy of a hospice worker and terminally-ill patient. The album was so chillingly beautiful and seemed incredibly sincere in its lyrics. It was one of my favorite albums and still gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. According to a recent interview with The Antlers, Burst Apart was a much more democratic creation. Whereas Hospice may have been controlled mostly by Frontman Peter Silberman, Burst Apart seems to be thought out and directed by all the members of the band. This is a nice change for The Antlers and although we do not hear the same kind of narrative we heard in their last album, what we do hear is more impressive than ever. These guys know their style, but aren’t afraid to change up their presentation a little.