The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love
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itchyandscratchy
March 23rd 2009



314 Comments


Very much so.

Altmer
March 24th 2009



5652 Comments


Folk? Metal? Indie? Prog? Where can I get this record and why didn't they always play this?

TheGreatD17
March 24th 2009



1141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I can't wait til they collaborate with Arjen Lucassen on their next album! But seriously, this is really good.

itchyandscratchy
March 24th 2009



314 Comments


They're planning on writing a new album already?

TheGreatD17
March 24th 2009



1141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That was a joke that only metalheads would get, I probably shouldn't have made it here.

itchyandscratchy
March 24th 2009



314 Comments


Meh, idk who Arjen Lucassen is and ya :-/

Altmer
March 24th 2009



5652 Comments


Lucassen is a Dutch prog rock/metal musician who did a project called Ayreon, where he writes all the music and lyrics and gets guest musicians to do his vocals. Any good prog/metal musician worth their salt have appeared on an Ayreon record at one time or another, with a few exceptions.

I said hi to him briefly at a festival once

itchyandscratchy
March 24th 2009



314 Comments


Oh I've heard Ayreon and I'm not a big fan.

Mendigo
March 24th 2009



2299 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

that 01000110111000110010something album was one of the weakest parodies of a concept album to ever be released. but the vocals were mostly good, so yeah.

btw, I really like this one but it hasn't lived up to the awesomeness of The Crane Wife yet.

lunchforthesky
March 24th 2009



1039 Comments


By far the worst Decemberists album. They seem to have abandoned interesting melodies entirely and instead focused on writing the basic prog record you've ever heard.

PuddleSwimmer
March 24th 2009



1457 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Don't agree entirely with you, lunch, but I do see what you're saying. There weren't a lot of moments that made me say "i have to listen to this again" like in Picaresque and Crane Wife which I'm STILL hooked on...
But it's an enjoyable concept and interesting story...but for replaying, I'm not so sure yet

The track that stands out the most, to me, is "The Wanting Comes In Waves / Repaid"

Knott-
Emeritus
March 24th 2009



10193 Comments


nah itchy not at all. read my earlier comment. i was just kidding about how i'd been bullied into giving it another listen :p

foreverendeared
March 24th 2009



14678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

omg i'm getting this now

DBlitz
March 24th 2009



1685 Comments


i liked the song on dark was the night, what album(s) should i start off with?

itchyandscratchy
March 24th 2009



314 Comments


The Crane Wife no doubt about it, fantastic album.

DBlitz
March 24th 2009



1685 Comments


okay

and then this?

itchyandscratchy
March 24th 2009



314 Comments


Yeah then this.

StickmanSouffle
March 25th 2009



286 Comments


"The Hazards of Love is clearly their best album, and the best of 2009 so far."

C'mon, guise. No way this is better than Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion. Srsly.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2009



17911 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

stfu that album sucks

Fire Away
March 25th 2009



293 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This was pretty good, getting the crane wife soon



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