The Decemberists The Hazards Of Love
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natey
March 26th 2009


4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Remarkable is pretty ap-pro-po

TNY
March 27th 2009


571 Comments


The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid is so damn good it hurts.

RandyfromPennywise
March 28th 2009


752 Comments


Illegally downloading as we speak. Neat review.

joshuatree
Emeritus
March 29th 2009


3742 Comments


yup this is good

DownTilUnderground
March 29th 2009


23 Comments


Easily their worst album in my opinion.

kitsch
March 29th 2009


5107 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i thought the crane wife was boring as hell but im downloading this anyway to give it a chance but my hopes arent too high.


srsly, the crane wife isnt that great at all.

DownTilUnderground
March 29th 2009


23 Comments


One of the best things about the Decemberists has been their storytelling but this album throws that out the window, so all of these noobs that got into them through TCW all blow a load over this of course.

gaslightanthem
March 29th 2009


5209 Comments


Ya all those noobs who recognised their best album for what it is ...their best album. This grew on me, was pretty disappointed at first.

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
March 29th 2009


7427 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Gave this a listen today and it was better than I had expected. I'd never heard anything by them before, but liked the majority of this, though I thought it dragged on a bit towards the end. I've given it a 3 for now, but my rating will probably increase with repeated listens.

foreverendeared
March 29th 2009


14678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

whoa this is ridiculously good

Athom
Staff Reviewer
March 29th 2009


17231 Comments


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astrel
March 29th 2009


2614 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

One of the best things about the Decemberists has been their storytelling but this album throws that out the window, so all of these noobs that got into them through TCW all blow a load over this of course.


Man, it must be hard being so INDIE

kitsch
March 29th 2009


5107 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

ive listened to this about 2 times and i dont think too much of it. its bland.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 29th 2009


17945 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

god you have such horrible opinions dude

foreverendeared
March 29th 2009


14678 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Female guest vocalists really push this album up another level for me. I was really surprised to hear My Brightest Diamond's singer.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
March 29th 2009


17945 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

she is the best part of the whole album

Waior
March 29th 2009


11461 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

First album that I could comfortably rate as 'classic.'

Let me revoke all my other '5' ratings on undeserving albums...

modernGuilt100
March 29th 2009


35 Comments


D+ from Entertainment Weekly
all the way to a 4.5 from Sputnik

seems like the fans like it though, I think I might give it a shot

kitsch
March 30th 2009


5107 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

[quote=chan]god you have such horrible opinions dude[/quote]

was calling say anything "too jewish" the breaking point?

D+ from Entertainment Weekly
all the way to a 4.5 from Sputnik

seems like the fans like it though, I think I might give it a shot


if you take EW srsly, you wont be listening to any decent music.

looks like they got this one right tho.

the production is one of the main things that irks me. and ive never liked this band's vocals/lyrics. worse than the crane wife which was borderline decent and had some pretty cool songs. this just sounds like theyre trying to hard to create some epic concept album. the recurring riffs and reprises are pretentious and ruin it for me.

guitarded_chuck
March 30th 2009


3307 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This album is pretty boring in most parts to me. I'm actually really disappointed, as I've been listening to the Decemberists for a few years now.

I enjoy their folk-indie-rock/pop tunes way more than this transition into some kind of prog/indie album rock style. The album is really repetitive, which I probably wouldn't mind if I was really into the tunes that repeat, but they just don't have that sort of appeal to me to make me want to hear them over and over.

There are a few highlights, but I think the album is pretty average. Castaway and Cutouts remains my favorite of theirs, closely followed by The Crane Wife; both excellent albums and sounds more natural.

3/5



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