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The Decemberists


Prog Folk

2.26 | 18 ratings

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2 stars Their first EP (including.six songs) was released one year prior their debut album "Castaways And Cutouts". A nice work which combined great vocal harmonies as well as a pleasant musical feeling.

This first release, is far to reach this level. It is obvious that the band is much less mature and the song writing seriously lacks in the ability to distil subtle and fascinating songs like Odalisque for instance.

These songs are gently folkish all the way through. Some country accents are completing the picture. But I'm not really a fan of country music, which explains that "My Mother Was A Chinese Trapeze Artist" can hardly move me and it's almost the same story with "Angel."; even if the beat is some more enthusiastic.

The whole bunch of songs are too similar in essence and the overall mellow aspect is too much present during these six songs. Not very inspired I would say.

This EP is for die-hard fans and as such only deserves two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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