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Album Review: The Antlers - Hospice

Album Review: The Antlers - Hospice

Monday 15th March, 2010 3:50PM

Emotional manipulation is a prevalent aspect of art, demanding an engagement between an audience and a particular piece of work. We see it on film and television, whereby we develop relationships with completely fictitious characters whose fortunes are at the mercy of a savvy bunch of individuals who want to retain your attention. To imply that there is anything manipulative about the emotional tour-de-force that is Hospice by The Antlers isnít quite right however, due to the negative connotation of being controlled. But certainly the degree to which you immerse yourself in and subsequently empathise with the narrative of Hospice is almost certainly going to determine the degree to which you enjoy it.

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