Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?

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Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
Deerhunter whead artwork.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 18, 2019 (2019-01-18)
Studio
Length36:10
Label4AD
Producer
Deerhunter chronology
Fading Frontier
(2015)
Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
(2019)
Singles from Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
  1. "Death in Midsummer"
    Released: October 30, 2018
  2. "Element"
    Released: December 6, 2018
  3. "Plains"
    Released: January 9, 2019
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic82/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB[3]
Exclaim!9/10[4]
The Independent4/5 stars[5]
NME4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork8.0/10[7]
The Skinny5/5 stars[8]

Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? is the eighth studio album by the American indie rock band Deerhunter. It was released on January 18, 2019 on 4AD. The album was co-produced by singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon, Ben H. Allen (who had previously worked with the band on Halcyon Digest and Fading Frontier), Ben Etter (who worked as a studio assistant on Fading Frontier) and the band itself. The first single, "Death in Midsummer", was released on October 30, 2018. The same day, a world tour in support of the album was announced, starting in November 4, 2018.[9][10][11] The second single from the album, "Element", was released on December 6, 2018. The album leaked on December 12, 2018.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bradford Cox, except "Tarnung" by Lockett Pundt.

No.TitleLength
1."Death in Midsummer"4:22
2."No One’s Sleeping"4:26
3."Greenpoint Gothic"2:02
4."Element"3:00
5."What Happens to People?"4:16
6."Détournement"3:26
7."Futurism"2:52
8."Tarnung"3:08
9."Plains"2:13
10."Nocturne"6:25
Total length:36:10

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the 4AD website, except where noted.[9]

Deerhunter

Additional musicians

  • Cate Le Bon – harpsichord on "Death in Midsummer", vocals on "Tarnung", mandolin on "No One's Sleeping"[13]
  • Tim Presley – abstract lead guitar on "Futurism"
  • Ben H. Allen III – synthetic bass system on "Plains"
  • Ian Horrocks – contrabass on "Nocturne"
  • James Cox – bass vocals on "Element"[13]

Technical

  • Ben Etter – engineering, mixing
  • Samur Khouja – engineering
  • Ben H. Allen III – mixing
  • Bradford Cox – engineering, mixing

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 62
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15] 119
French Albums (SNEP)[16] 127
Scottish Albums (OCC)[17] 28
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[18] 53
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 43
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 89
US Billboard 200[21] 192

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? by Deerhunter". Metacritic. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Deerhunter: Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?". AllMusic. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Williams, Matt (January 16, 2019). "Deerhunter's eighth LP is a sci-fi salve for 21st-century anxiety". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Lindsay, Cam (January 15, 2019). "Deerhunter: Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  5. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (January 17, 2019). "Album reviews: Steve Gunn – The Unseen in Between, and Deerhunter – Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?". The Independent. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Beaumont, Mark (January 8, 2019). "Deerhunter – 'Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?' review". NME. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Geffen, Sasha (January 17, 2019). "Deerhunter: Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  8. ^ Wade, Lewis (January 15, 2019). "Deerhunter – Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?". The Skinny. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Deerhunter : New Album 'Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?', Single Out Now". 4AD. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  10. ^ Schatz, Lake. "Deerhunter detail new album, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?, share "Death in Midsummer": Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Alston, Trey; Monroe, Jazz. "Deerhunter Announce New Album, Share Song: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "Deerhunter : Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? album download | Has it Leaked?". Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  13. ^ a b Webb, Dan. "Review: Deerhunter – Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?". Sungenre. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Deerhunter – Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Deerhunter – Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  16. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 4, 2019)". Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  18. ^ "Top 100 Albums: Semana 4". Productores de Música de España. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Deerhunter – Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  20. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  21. ^ "Deerhunter Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2019.