The King Is Dead

The King Is Dead

Music CD - 2011
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Publisher: New York : Capitol Records, p2011
Branch Call Number: CD POP/ROCK DECEMBERISTS
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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anthonybencivengo
Jan 14, 2015

The most unexpected thing the Decemberists could have possibly done was release a normal album. Well, they just did the unexpected. This album is straightforward, unambitious and unfailingly pleasant on the ears. It's not their most exciting album, but it's a good one and proves their versatility as a band.

Chapel_Hill_KateM Dec 21, 2014

Excellent music that defies genre labels. This album has less storytelling, more feeling. Looking forward to their new release in 2015.

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rhys33
Feb 20, 2013

I'm glad to see The Decemberists have retained their rich sound with the newest release, and I'm also happy they've decided to drop the sea shanty songs which I always found slightly corny. In my opionion, this album is a real step up for the band.

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Bewlay
Jan 05, 2012

Best REM tribute album I've heard.

schneb99 Oct 19, 2011

unrelated to project

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abookandacuppa
Jul 31, 2011

With lyrics such as "panoply of song," "the summer swells anon," and "yellow bonnets garland all the lawn," I am immersed in pleasant reverie each time I listen to The Decemberists. Excellent prose and gifted musicians!!!

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Nords
Jun 24, 2011

What a great album. I've never listened to this band before but this album is one of the best reviewed discs of the year so I gave it a try and loved it. Extremely catchy and beautiful songs. Reminded me of the best of Blue Rodeo or even The Band. Some similarities to the Jayhawks too. The music is a combination of Alt-Country, folk, and rock. I could listen to this over and over.

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Ichigaga
May 03, 2011

Nothing special. OK tunes, nice production. Just nothing really stands out. Preferred their more ambitious earlier releases.

Burton_Reads Mar 21, 2011

Perfect "singing in your car" music.

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