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The Decemberists – The King is Dead

The Decemberists most recent album, The King is Dead, was released January 18th on Capitol Records.

The Decemberists are definitely having a good year so far. Their new album is receiving a fair amount of critical acclaim, it was Billboard’s #1 album, and is currently Amazon’s #1 album for Rock, Pop, & Alternative Rock.

What do I think of it? Well, it’s decent, but it’s far from great. They go for Alt. Country, and they nail that, but where did The Decemberists of past go? The first track “Don’t Carry it All” is great, but after that there’s a song that kind of sounds like Coldplay, and things get VERY country. I miss their long folksy tunes that sounded like novellas.

The Decemberists –  “Don’t Carry it All”

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