Monday, January 03, 2011

The Decemberists - The King Is Dead

Release Date: 01/18/11
Genre: Folk Rock

Maybe I should just “let it be”

Alright, let's see.  The Decemberists are one of my favorite bands that it's hard to be objective.  Their music and lyrics just makes me feel smart and it's great escapism.  I know lots of people didn't enjoy Hazards of Love, I liked it just fine, but it was easily my least favorite release from The Decemberists.  On the new album, the overall tone feels simpler, less ambitious, more country.  I can't say it's more personal, but it feels effortless. And it also takes less effort to dive into.

Favorite Songs: Calamity Song, Rox In The Box, January Hymn
Rating: 7.6/10

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