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Incredible Album...

This is my favorite album of all time. It's a truely beautiful masterpiece both musically and lyrically from the first second to the last. It's an album full of life and youthful spirit that reminds me of all the best things in life: spring, summer, and good friends.

Worth buying and cherishing. Thank you Decemberists.

Awesome album

This is a must buy

Buy if you like country, if not AVOID!

I've loved this bands music up till this album. To go from "Legionaries Lament" or "Rakes Song" to some of the honky tonk lite on here is just to disturbing and disrupting when putting this artist on shuffle, just can't do it anymore.

Yes I completely dislike country and shouldn't have bought the album. For some reason the two songs I first listened too prior to buying the album were pretty good, then it took a dramatic nose dive into country. Not sure how this album qualifies as anything but country, not my idea of alternative at any rate.


Formed: 2000 in Portland, OR

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Led by Montana native Colin Meloy, the Decemberists craft theatrical, hyper-literate pop songs that draw heavily from late-'60s British folk acts like Fairport Convention and Pentangle and the early-'80s college rock grandeur of the Waterboys and R.E.M. The band's initial lineup also included drummer Ezra Holbrook, bassist Nate Query, keyboardist/accordionist Jenny Conlee, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk. Frontman Meloy had previously devoted some time to an alternative country group before...
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The King Is Dead, The Decemberists
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Adult Alternative, Music, Rock, Alternative, Country, Alternative Country
  • Released: Jan 14, 2011

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