The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love
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monorail
March 25th 2009



22 Comments


This album is a definite step up, and feels like a very 'whole' and complete album.

still not sure i get the same amount of enjoyment out of it as i do Picaresque or the Crane Wife...

Otherside
March 25th 2009



62 Comments


album is ok

MPP is far and away better

as is the crying light

Isola
March 25th 2009



421 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm in love with this album. Just when I thought The Decemberists couldn't get any better, jeez. Agree 100% with the reviewer.

Anthracks
March 25th 2009



3670 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Lyrically and, to a lesser extent, conceptually amazing (no surprise there); however I still don't find it much better than good several listens later. I think it has grown all it wants to, which was very little.

VeryPleasantNeighbor
March 25th 2009



272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

so The Rake's Song has taken over my speakers.
imo this is their best album...i really can't name one song that feels like a drop in quality. every other album had a song or two like that, even The Crane Wife.

Zorg
March 25th 2009



65 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Ugh. Does anyone else miss the infectious catchy pop-sensible Decemberists? This album is terribly disappointing. It's hard to believe that this is the same band that wrote Grace Cathedral Hill...This Message Edited On 03.25.09

gaslightanthem
March 25th 2009



5209 Comments


This improved on repeated listens for me.

VeryPleasantNeighbor
March 25th 2009



272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Ugh. Does anyone else miss the infectious catchy pop-sensible Decemberists?"

There are plenty of fantastic, infectious melodies here. Plus this is much more musically impressive. Any mediocre indie band can write a couple catchy little pop songs...this album is so beyond that. It's called evolution.

gaslightanthem
March 25th 2009



5209 Comments


how is the crane wife a couple of catchy little pop songs?

natey
March 25th 2009



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0


There are plenty of fantastic, infectious melodies here. Plus this is much more musically impressive. Any mediocre indie band can write a couple catchy little pop songs...this album is so beyond that. It's called evolution.

"Much more musically impressive" is a moot point.

feastingfool
March 25th 2009



26 Comments


For this album's sake, I hate to even mention the word metal. It just introduces a whole new element of comparison that I, personally, want to avoid. This comes from a guy who listens to The Decemberists as often as Mirrorthrone.

gaslightanthem
March 26th 2009



5209 Comments


no

Dragon_Prince
March 26th 2009



272 Comments


Best thing I have heard in a long, long while.

astrel
March 26th 2009



2614 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Really good album. Their first fully consistent album, and I would argue their best.

VeryPleasantNeighbor
March 26th 2009



272 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I didn't mean to say that The Crane Wife (or any of their albums) were just simple little pop songs. What I meant was this album has just as many of "pop-sensible" melodies in addition to being more consistant and varied than their earlier stuff, which is what I assume Zorg was referring to.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2009



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't feel anything worthwhile from this record.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2009



17920 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i don't feel anything worthwhile from our love

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 26th 2009



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

aint no other that can take your spot my love

gaslightanthem
March 26th 2009



5209 Comments


mmmm that's too hot

Waior
March 26th 2009



11425 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

THIS ALBUM IS REMARKABLE.

I had no idea indie could be so tasty.



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