Look who else is late to the Deafheaven party???
I've listened to it probably about 3 or 4 times over the last couple days. I think it is better than the 1st time I heard it a few months ago. There is some stuff I like and some I don't care for as much. For me personally I don't think it's top 10 worthy, but then again alot of what they do is not really my thing.
That being said, I think it's one of the more interesting things I've heard in a long time. I can see why it's got as big as it has. It fits very well into the "metal album that people can listen to who don't every buy or listen to metal music" demographic that I've read in so many different reviews. I feel for Deafheaven because they are going to spend the rest of their career (however long that may be) trying to make another album that equals or tops the success of this record.
Honestly, I am a tad skeptical that so many people love this album as much as it seems. I wonder if after a certain point other magazines/sites saw that there was such a buzz over this album they felt compelled to continue rating this album at such high levels based on group think and just kept the ball rolling on great reviews.
I'll still keep most of this on my iPod because I think alot of it is pretty interesting, its just such an odd album to be rated and get such praise as it has.