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THE HAZARDS OF LOVE

The Decemberists

 

Prog Folk

4.11 | 231 ratings

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The Truth
4 stars The winter album.

I always love listening to this album but for some reason I always got the best experience in winter (I guess it's why they're called The Decemberists). I bought the album in December of last year and it sort of became my Christmas album and now as winter draws nearer I'm having those awesome listens again.

The album itself is an amazing little prog-folk opera that includes a wide range of soft folk parts, haunting little pop rock melodies, and some just plain heavy riffs. It's wide variety is what makes this little indie band from Portland a true prog band. That and the incredible narrative that's told within the album (which I won't go into to much detail with as of now).

The album also does a very nice job of sharing vocals between the wonderful lead singer Meloy and his many lady backing singers. Each song is incredibly well crafted and although they're just little pop songs the fact that they're all connected and their many reprises make the overall listening experience an epic one.

Gotta love these guys, I can't help myself.

For a nice snowy night: 4 stars.

The Truth | 4/5 |

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