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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Mostly an 8 or 9 for the metal sections, while the {{Subdued Section}}s can drop as low as 1.


''Sunbather'' is the second studio album by American [[BlackMetal Blackgaze]] band Music/{{Deafheaven}}, released on the 11th of June, [[TheNewTens 2013]]. Recorded in five days, ''Sunbather'' marks the moment where Deafheaven fine-tuned their recent adoptions of {{Shoegazing}} and PostRock within their songwriting, first seen on their debut ''Roads to Judah''. This is reflected in both the sound and length of the album - the total runtime is over an hour long with just seven tracks. Lyrically, ''Sunbather'' is meant to be a ConceptAlbum regarding "the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection... serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism". Samples featured on this album, such as guitarist Kerry [=McCoy=] buying drugs, help compound this further.

Critically, ''Sunbather'' was a success by every definition of the word. At 92/100, Metacritic named it as the most critically acclaimed album of the year - the first metal record to ever do so. ''Sunbather'' is also credited with [[GenrePopularizer bringing blackgaze]] to the forefront ([[AudienceAlienatingPremise well]], [[MainstreamObscurity as much as it really could be]]). However, upon release, this album proved to be a big BaseBreaker: black metal purists, without hesitation, denounced it as a mainstream-friendly monstrosity with influences that had no right to mix with each other. Others raved over it, and Deafheaven's popularity spiked to the point that they would play at festivals that were otherwise very minimal with their metal acts. In certain crowds, bringing up ''Sunbather'' could trigger major arguments. As the decade wore to a close, however, reception amongst those who rejected it began to improve, with its legacy and impact on metal in the 2010s being undeniable.

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''Sunbather'' is the second studio album by American [[BlackMetal Blackgaze]] band Music/{{Deafheaven}}, released on the 11th of June, [[TheNewTens 2013]].June 11, 2013. Recorded in five days, ''Sunbather'' marks the moment where Deafheaven fine-tuned their recent adoptions of {{Shoegazing}} and PostRock within their songwriting, first seen on their debut ''Roads to Judah''. This is reflected in both the sound and length of the album - the total runtime is over an hour long with just seven tracks. Lyrically, ''Sunbather'' is meant to be a ConceptAlbum regarding "the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection... serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism". Samples featured on this album, such as guitarist Kerry [=McCoy=] buying drugs, help compound this further.

Critically, ''Sunbather'' was a success by every definition of the word. At 92/100, Metacritic named it as the most critically acclaimed album of the year - the first metal record to ever do so. ''Sunbather'' is also credited with [[GenrePopularizer bringing blackgaze]] to the forefront ([[AudienceAlienatingPremise well]], [[MainstreamObscurity as much as it really could be]]). However, upon release, this album proved to be a big BaseBreaker: polarizing: black metal purists, without hesitation, denounced it as a mainstream-friendly monstrosity with influences that had no right to mix with each other. Others raved over it, and Deafheaven's popularity spiked to the point that they would play at festivals that were otherwise very minimal with their metal acts. In certain crowds, bringing up ''Sunbather'' could trigger major arguments. As the decade wore to a close, however, reception amongst those who rejected it began to improve, with its legacy and impact on metal in the 2010s being undeniable.


''Sunbather'' is the second studio album by American BlackMetal band Music/{{Deafheaven}}, released on the 11th of June, [[TheNewTens 2013]]. Recorded in five days, ''Sunbather'' marks the moment where Deafheaven fine-tuned their recent adoptions of {{Shoegazing}} and PostRock within their songwriting, first seen on their debut ''Roads to Judah''. This is reflected in both the sound and length of the album - the total runtime is over an hour long with just seven tracks. Lyrically, ''Sunbather'' is meant to be a ConceptAlbum regarding "the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection... serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism". Samples featured on this album, such as guitarist Kerry [=McCoy=] buying drugs, help compound this further.

Critically, ''Sunbather'' was a success by every definition of the word. At 92/100, Metacritic named it as the most critically acclaimed album of the year - the first metal record to ever do so. However, the album's sound did divide many: purists denounced it without hesitation, while others raved over it. In certain crowds, bringing up ''Sunbather'' can trigger major arguments.

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''Sunbather'' is the second studio album by American BlackMetal [[BlackMetal Blackgaze]] band Music/{{Deafheaven}}, released on the 11th of June, [[TheNewTens 2013]]. Recorded in five days, ''Sunbather'' marks the moment where Deafheaven fine-tuned their recent adoptions of {{Shoegazing}} and PostRock within their songwriting, first seen on their debut ''Roads to Judah''. This is reflected in both the sound and length of the album - the total runtime is over an hour long with just seven tracks. Lyrically, ''Sunbather'' is meant to be a ConceptAlbum regarding "the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection... serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism". Samples featured on this album, such as guitarist Kerry [=McCoy=] buying drugs, help compound this further.

Critically, ''Sunbather'' was a success by every definition of the word. At 92/100, Metacritic named it as the most critically acclaimed album of the year - the first metal record to ever do so. ''Sunbather'' is also credited with [[GenrePopularizer bringing blackgaze]] to the forefront ([[AudienceAlienatingPremise well]], [[MainstreamObscurity as much as it really could be]]). However, the album's sound did divide many: purists denounced it upon release, this album proved to be a big BaseBreaker: black metal purists, without hesitation, while others denounced it as a mainstream-friendly monstrosity with influences that had no right to mix with each other. Others raved over it. it, and Deafheaven's popularity spiked to the point that they would play at festivals that were otherwise very minimal with their metal acts. In certain crowds, bringing up ''Sunbather'' can could trigger major arguments.arguments. As the decade wore to a close, however, reception amongst those who rejected it began to improve, with its legacy and impact on metal in the 2010s being undeniable.


--> ''It's 5 A.M...and my heart flourishes at each passing moment.''
---> ''Always and forever.''
--> '''- [[TitleTrack Sunbather]]'''

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--> -> ''It's 5 A.M...and my heart flourishes at each passing moment.''
---> -> ''Always and forever.''
--> '''- [[TitleTrack Sunbather]]'''
-->-- '''[[TitleTrack "Sunbather"]]'''

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--> ''It's 5 A.M...and my heart flourishes at each passing moment.''
---> ''Always and forever.''
--> '''- [[TitleTrack Sunbather]]'''


Critically, ''Sunbather'' was a success by every definition of the word. At 92/100, Metacritic named it as the most critically acclaimed album of the year - [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the first metal record to ever do so]]. However, the album's sound did divide many: purists denounced it without hesitation, while others raved over it. In certain crowds, bringing up ''Sunbather'' can trigger major arguments.

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Critically, ''Sunbather'' was a success by every definition of the word. At 92/100, Metacritic named it as the most critically acclaimed album of the year - [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the first metal record to ever do so]].so. However, the album's sound did divide many: purists denounced it without hesitation, while others raved over it. In certain crowds, bringing up ''Sunbather'' can trigger major arguments.


** "Please Remember" features a sample of Neige of Music/{{Alcest}} reading a passage from Milan Kundera's novel ''The Unbearable Lightness of Being''.

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** "Please Remember" features a sample of Neige of Music/{{Alcest}} reading a passage from Milan Kundera's novel ''The Unbearable Lightness of Being''.''Literature/TheUnbearableLightnessOfBeing''.

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* ArcSymbol: The lyrics repeatedly feature the motif of sunlight being obscured in some way (through sunglasses, curtains, and closed eyes, among other things). It's pretty clearly symbolic.


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* PurpleProse: The lyrics mostly consist of this.


* LighterAndSofter: Than most other black metal, which is no doubt one reason they are such a BaseBreaker.

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* LighterAndSofter: Than most other black metal, which is no doubt one reason they are such a BaseBreaker.metal.


* HarshVocals: Oh boy.

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* HarshVocals: Oh boy.Literally all of them, except for the spoken word bits.


* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Sunbather" -> "Please Remember".

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "Sunbather" -> "Please "Sunbather"/"Please Remember".



* SiameseTwinSongs: "Dream House" -> "Irresistible".

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* SiameseTwinSongs: "Dream House" -> "Irresistible".House"/"Irresistible".


** "Sunbather" has one towards the end.

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** "Sunbather" has one near the beginning and one towards the end.



** The even-numbered tracks serve as this for the whole album (not counting the noise section in "Please Remember").

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** The even-numbered tracks serve as this for the whole album (not counting the noise section in "Please Remember").Remember").
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Even in comparison to the other interludes, "Irresistible" stands out. "Please Remember" has noise in the middle and "Windows" is a pretty uneasy sample track, while "Irresistible" is purely a clean instrumental.


'''''Sunbather''''' is the second studio album by American BlackMetal band Music/{{Deafheaven}}, released on the 11th of June, [[TheNewTens 2013]]. Recorded in five days, ''Sunbather'' marks the moment where Deafheaven fine-tuned their recent adoptions of {{Shoegazing}} and PostRock within their songwriting, first seen on their debut ''Roads to Judah''. This is reflected in both the sound and length of the album - the total runtime is over an hour long with just seven tracks. Lyrically, ''Sunbather'' is meant to be a ConceptAlbum regarding "the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection... serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism". Samples featured on this album, such as guitarist Kerry [=McCoy=] buying drugs, help compound this further.

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'''''Sunbather''''' ''Sunbather'' is the second studio album by American BlackMetal band Music/{{Deafheaven}}, released on the 11th of June, [[TheNewTens 2013]]. Recorded in five days, ''Sunbather'' marks the moment where Deafheaven fine-tuned their recent adoptions of {{Shoegazing}} and PostRock within their songwriting, first seen on their debut ''Roads to Judah''. This is reflected in both the sound and length of the album - the total runtime is over an hour long with just seven tracks. Lyrically, ''Sunbather'' is meant to be a ConceptAlbum regarding "the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection... serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism". Samples featured on this album, such as guitarist Kerry [=McCoy=] buying drugs, help compound this further.


# "[[TitleTrack Sunbather]]" (10:17))

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# "[[TitleTrack Sunbather]]" (10:17))(10:17)

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* CallingTheOldManOut: "The Pecan Tree".


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** "The Pecan Tree" has one in the middle of the track.

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