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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.98 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.12 Gb | Complete Scans
Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Folk-Rock, Chamber Pop | Time: 07:45:49

Sophisticated yet folk-tinged indie pop from Portland, with a literary edge provided by vocalist Colin Meloy. A collection of 11 CD, which includes seven studio albums by The Decemberists, also 3 EPs and one single.

Led by Montana native Colin Meloy, the Decemberists craft theatrical, hyper-literate pop songs that draw heavily from late-'60s British folk acts like Fairport Convention and Pentangle and the early-'80s college rock grandeur of the Waterboys and R.E.M. The band's initial lineup also included drummer Ezra Holbrook, bassist Nate Query, keyboardist/accordionist Jenny Conlee, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk. Frontman Meloy had previously devoted some time to an alternative country group before breaking off to pursue his craft as a singer/songwriter in the city of Portland, a move that eventually led to the Decemberists' formation. Drawing influence from his degree in creative writing, he began fashioning a hybrid of literate lyrics and wide-ranging pop music, touching upon everything from Sandy Denny to Morrissey in the process.

Before Hush Records released the band's debut album in 2002, the Decemberists baited their initial fans with a five-track EP. Their full-length debut, Castaways and Cutouts, was re-released that same year on the Kill Rock Stars label, and the band began to accumulate a serious fan base. After adding organist and keyboardist Rachel Blumberg to the group, in 2003 the Decemberists released Her Majesty, another fine collection of theatrical indie pop with pastoral sensibilities that further cemented their growing reputation. One year later, a five-part epic EP entitled The Tain – based on the eighth century Irish poem of the same name – appeared, followed by the full-length Picaresque in 2005.

The group, which at this point consisted of Meloy, Conlee, Query, Funk, and drummer John Moen, made the move to the major leagues by signing with Capitol Records in advance of 2006's The Crane Wife, which managed to hit number 35 on the Billboard 200. The album also grabbed the attention of comedian/actor Stephen Colbert, who challenged Funk to a guitar solo competition during a live taping of his show The Colbert Report. For their next project, the Decemberists tackled one of Meloy's most ambitious ideas to date: an honest to God rock opera. The Hazards of Love appeared in 2009, featuring a fantasy-filled story line as well as cameos from My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark, and My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden.

In January 2011, the band unexpectedly topped the charts with The King Is Dead, a concise and rustic country-pop collection that featured guest appearances by Peter Buck and Gillian Welch, and followed it up later that year with the outtakes EP Long Live the King. With touring completed for The King Is Dead, the band went on hiatus, but still released the double live album We All Raise Our Voices to the Air in 2012.

Coming off their hiatus, the Decemberists returned with several live dates in 2014, and began work on their seventh studio album. On January 20, 2015, the album, titled What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, was released, and the group celebrated the event with a three-month tour covering the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. In September of that year, the band issued an EP, Florasongs, that featured material from the What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World sessions. The group then collaborated with U.K. singer/songwriter Olivia Chaney, forming the band Offa Rex for the 2017 album The Queen of Hearts. The following year, they regrouped as Decemberists for their eighth studio album, 2018's I'll Be Your Girl, bringing producer John Congleton aboard for a more synth-led record.

Biography by Linda Seida, Allmusic.com

The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]






The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 368 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb
Label: Kill Rock Stars | # krs397 | Time: 00:50:04 | Scans included

Colin Meloy's dynamic vocals lead the way on Castaways and Cutouts, the impressive 2003 effort by Portland, OR, quintet the Decemberists. Throughout the disc, Meloy's songs tell tales of life's castaways, including Spanish gypsies and Turkish prostitutes, painting glorious pictures with supposedly suspicious characters. After opening the album with two subdued tracks, "July, July!" is a lively anthem, setting a gloriously quirky pace for the rest of the disc. "A Cautionary Song" centers around Jenny Conlee's accordion, as acoustic guitar swirls around Meloy's narrative. "Odalisque" is quite possibly the highlight of the album, carrying the listener through peaks and valleys led by Conlee's juiced-up organ and Meloy's grittiest vocals of the disc. "Cocoon" calms the mood back down, with gentle piano and guitar serving as the song's backbone. On "The Legionnaire's Lament," the band's effortless folk is at its best, with choppy guitars and enchanting organ swirling behind Meloy's relentlessly thrilling storytelling. Yet again, the disc continues a rise-and-fall approach as the restrained and engaging "Clementine" is next, followed by the beautiful "California One," which features some jaw-dropping upright bass by Nate Query. That song makes a seamless transition into the closer, "Youth and Beauty Brigade," a carefully crafted epic full of witticisms and reserved style. Meloy's vocals are their most engaging by now, and while the last track might not be the standout song of the disc, it's perfectly positioned on the disc for maximum effect. The song's rising intensity and lyrical imagery add up for a stunning finish, leaving the listener clamoring for more, as all great albums do. Chris Funk adds guitar and theremin, and drummer Ezra Holbrook rounds out the five-piece band. Originally released in 2002 on Hush Records, Kill Rock Stars Records released Castaways and Cutouts in May 2003.

Review by Stephen Cramer, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Leslie Anne Levine - 4:13
02. Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect - 4:29
03. July, July! - 2:53
04. A Cautionary Song - 3:09
05. Odalisque - 5:21
06. Cocoon - 6:49
07. Grace Cathedral Hill - 4:29
08. The Legionnaire's Lament - 4:45
09. Clementine - 4:07
10. California One Youth and Beauty Brigade - 9:51


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The Decemberists / Castaways and Cutouts

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - 5 Songs (2003) EP
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb
Label: Hush | # Hush040 | Time: 00:23:54 | Scans included

5 Songs is a six-track EP by The Decemberists initially self-released by the band in 2001. The misleading title is because the final track, "Apology Song" (originally sung into the answering machine of a friend named Steven as a legitimate apology for the loss of a beloved bicycle named Madeline), was written after the original self-produced CD was released. Lead singer Colin Meloy liked it so much that it was added to the album when it was re-released by Hush Records in 2003. The album cover was made by Portland artist Carson Ellis, long-time girlfriend (and now wife) of Colin Meloy, who has created artwork for each of their albums.


Tracklist:

01. Oceanside - 3:29
02. Shiny - 5:12
03. My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist - 4:42
04. Angel, Won't You Call Me? - 2:40
05. I Don't Mind - 4:40
06. Apology Song - 3:12


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The Decemberists / 5 Songs

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - Her Majesty (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb
Label: Kill Rock Stars | # KRS375 | Time: 00:48:31 | Scans included

On Her Majesty, the Decemberists' follow-up to their excellent debut, Castaways and Cutouts, the group cements its reputation as a seafaring Belle & Sebastian or a more grounded Neutral Milk Hotel. Tying together sweet symphonic pop with a ragtag theatricality, this album is more ambitious and more scattered than Castaways and Cutouts, making it an initially less accessible and more difficult listen. However, many of Her Majesty's most indulgent moments are among its best, including the high drama of the album opener, "Shanty for the Aretheusa," an epic that runs with the dark beauty that haunted the corners of the Decemberists' debut and gives it a wild, rambling edge. Likewise, "The Gymnast, High Above the Ground" also displays the band's expertise at creating subtle but palpable drama and swooning romanticism with just a few musical brush strokes. The wonderfully named "I Was Meant for the Stage," a triumphantly bittersweet song for the inner drama queen in everyone, shows off Colin Meloy's uniquely expressive voice: at one moment he's lispingly fey; the next, he's sneering self-deprecatingly. These beautiful, challenging songs make the band's occasional dips into treacle, such as the cloying "Billy Liar," forgivable, but what makes Her Majesty such a solid album is the consistent quality of the songs pitched between its high and low points. "Los Angeles, I'm Yours" flirts with soft rock, coming across as a latter-day single from Al Stewart; "Your Red Right Ankle" is an intimately and creatively detailed love song; and "Song for Myla Goldberg" has a sunny, winning appeal. Even though Her Majesty isn't quite as striking and full-formed as Castaways and Cutouts, it's still a consistently charming album that finds the band coming into its own.

Review by Heather Phares, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Shanty for the Arethusa - 5:38
02. Billy Liar - 4:08
03. Los Angeles, I'm Yours - 4:18
04. The Gymnast, High Above the Ground - 7:13
05. The Bachelor and the Bride - 4:13
06. Song for Myla Goldberg - 3:34
07. The Soldiering Life - 3:48
08. Red Right Ankle - 3:29
09. The Chimbley Sweep - 2:54
10. I Was Meant for the Stage - 7:02
11. As I Rise - 2:14


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

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The Decemberists / Her Majesty

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - The Tain (2004) EP
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 168 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 58 Mb | Scans included
Label: Kill Rock Stars | # KRS372 | Time: 00:18:35

After releasing two solid albums of British folk-inspired library-pop, it's only fitting that the Oregon-based collective the Decemberists would construct a nearly 20-minute EP based on an epic tale concerning a violent cattle raid in pre-Christian Ireland. If anything, Tain is the indie rock generation's "Court of the Crimson King," a narrative that's as isolating as it is compelling, especially when filtered through the surprisingly Black Sabbath-inspired song cycle. Composed of five movements, parts one and two roll in like an outtake from Deep Purple's Machine Head, part three brings together some of the more melodious and mournful moments of Pink Floyd's The Wall, part four introduces some delectable balladry from drummer Rachel Blumberg and part five brings back the Hammond B3 for a true progressive rock encore, all bookended by the musings of a character known simply as "The Crone." While not as Dio as it sounds, there is a certain lust for tall tales and gentry high-speak needed to become fully immersed. For all of it's bombast and esoteric subject matter, Tain is raw, engaging, and bristling with an electricity that's been missing from this enigmatic collective of bibliophiles' previous releases.

Review by James Christopher Monger, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. The Tain, Pts. 1-5 - 18:35

Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

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The Decemberists / The Tain

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - Billy Liar (2004) Single
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 102 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 41 Mb | Scans included
Label: Kill Rock Stars | # KRS419 | Time: 00:14:52

"Billy Liar" is the first single released by The Decemberists. Deriving its title from the English novel Billy Liar, the song also references "Nogood Boyo" of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood, and appears to generally talk about a young man's boredom during long summer days. Musically, it has an upbeat, somewhat piano-driven, rather poppy sound.


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01. Billy Liar - 4:09
02. Los Angeles, I'm Yours - 4:17
03. Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right - 4:03
04. Sunshine - 2:23


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 3. February 2011, 15:25

The Decemberists / Billy Liar

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - Picaresque (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans ~ 51 Mb
Label: Kill Rock Stars | # KRS425 | Time: 00:53:12

"The Infanta," the thunderous opening track on the Decemberists' fluid and predictably studious Picaresque, rolls in like a ghost ship at 40 knots in a hail of cannon fire with a mad English professor at the wheel. Colin Meloy and his esteemed West Coast colleagues have no qualms about beginning their third full-length record with a processional about a child monarch, and it's a testimony to their talents as orators and interpreters of both the absurd and the mundane that they continue to assimilate more fans than they alienate. While Picaresque follows its predecessor's – the treacly Her Majesty – predilection for seafaring and mythology, its boot-covered feet are more firmly planted in the present, resulting in the group's most accessible – and decidedly upbeat – product to date. The rollicking "16 Military Wives," the aforementioned "Infanta," and "The Sporting Live" (which comes dangerously close to Belle & Sebastian's "Stars of Track and Field") help balance the spooky atmospherics of more reserved cuts like "From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)" and "Eli, the Barrow Boy." The Decemberists have always excelled at midtempo British folk-inspired dream pop, and Picaresque is no exception, as the brooding "We Both Go Down Together," which sounds like a mist-drenched Pacific Northwest rendering of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion," and the wistful "Engine Driver" rank among the group's finest offerings. The album concludes with the diabolical "Mariner's Revenge Song," a Tin Pan Alley dirge/operetta reminiscent of Kurt Weill's "The Black Freighter," and the brief but intoxicating "Of Angels and Angles," a solo Meloy ballad celebrating the holy trinity of nautical lore: love, drowning, and death.

Review by James Christopher Monger, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. The Infanta - 5:08
02. We Both Go Down Together - 3:04
03. Eli, the Barrow Boy - 3:11
04. The Sporting Life - 4:38
05. The Bagman's Gambit - 7:02
06. From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea) - 3:42
07. 16 Military Wives - 4:53
08. The Engine Driver - 4:15
09. On the Bus Mall - 6:04
10. The Mariner's Revenge Song - 8:46
11. Of Angels and Angles - 2:28


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EAC extraction logfile from 11. January 2011, 15:23

The Decemberists / Picaresque

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 394 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Label: Capitol | # CDP 0946 3 53984 2 7 | Time: 01:00:15

Colin Meloy and his brave Decemberists made the unlikely jump to a major label after 2005's excellent Picaresque, a move that surprised both longtime fans and detractors of the band. While it is difficult to imagine the suits at Capitol seeing dollar signs in the eyes of an accordion- and bouzouki-wielding, British folk-inspired collective from Portland, OR, that dresses in period Civil War outfits and has been known to cover Morrissey, it's hard to argue with what the Decemberists have wrought from their bounty. The Crane Wife is loosely based on a Japanese folk tale that concerns a crane, an arrow, a beautiful woman, and a whole lot of clandestine weaving. The record's spirited opener and namesake picks off almost exactly where Picaresque left off, building slowly off a simple folk melody before exploding into some serious Who power chords. This is the first indication that the band itself was ready to take the loosely ornate, reverb-heavy Decemberists sound to a new sonic level, or rather that producers Tucker Martine and Chris Walla were. On first listen, the tight, dry, and compressed production style sounds more like Queens of the Stone Age than Fairport Convention, but as The Crane Wife develops over its 60-plus minutes, a bigger picture appears. Meloy, who along with Destroyer's Dan Bejar has mastered the art of the North American English accent, has given himself over to early-'70s progressive rock with gleeful abandon, and while many of the tracks pale in comparison to those on Picaresque, the ones that succeed do so in the grandest of fashions. Fans of the group's Tain EP will find themselves drawn to "Island: Come and See/The Landlord's Daughter/You'll Not Feel the Drowning" and "The Crane Wife, Pts. 1 & 2," both of which are well over ten minutes long and feature some truly inspired moments that echo everyone from the Waterboys and R.E.M. to Deep Purple and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, while those who embrace the band's poppier side will flock around the winsome "Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)," which relies heavily on the breathy delivery of Seattle singer/songwriter and part-time Decemberist Laura Veirs. Some cuts, like the English murder ballad "Shankill Butchers" and "Summersong" (the latter eerily reminiscent of Edie Brickell's "What I Am"), sound like outtakes from previous records, but by the time the listener arrives at the Donovan-esque (in a good way) closer, "Sons & Daughters," the less tasty bits of The Crane Wife seem a wee bit sweeter.

Review by James Christopher Monger, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. The Crane Wife, Pt. 3 - 4:18
02. The Island:- Come and See - The Landlord's Daughter - You'll Not Feel the Drowning - 12:26
03. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) - 4:19
04. O Valencia! - 3:48
05. The Perfect Crime No. 2 - 5:33
06. When the War Came - 5:06
07. Shankill Butchers - 4:40
08. Summersong - 3:31
09. The Crane Wife, Pts. 1 & 2 - 11:20
10. Sons & Daughters - 5:14


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 11. January 2011, 17:56

The Decemberists / The Crane Wife

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Label: Capitol | # 50999 2 14710 2 5 | Time: 00:58:46

King Decemberist Colin Meloy's love for the heydays of British folk-rock has always served as the foundation on which he builds his crafty, idiosyncratic chamber pop, but on Hazards of Love he's taken that bedrock and built his own version of Stonehenge. A 17-song suite (think one continuous song with track ID's peppered throughout for sanity's sake) about a girl named Margaret, shapeshifters, forest queens, and fairytale treachery, Hazards of Love is ambitious, pretentious, obtuse, often impenetrable, and altogether pretty great. Harking back to the late-'60s/early-'70s offerings from bands like Pentangle, Horslips, ELP, Steeleye Span, and the Incredible String Band, it makes no apologies for its nerdy, prog rock musicality, and convoluted narrative. Meloy, who often cites Shirley Collins, Nic Jones, and Anne Briggs as influences – Hazards is named after a Briggs' EP which featured no such song – must have had a vast hard rock/power metal collection to draw from as well, as one can glean melodic cues and structures from Iron Maiden and Rush as easily as they can Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull. On a record with no obvious single (the first instance of the title track comes the closest), it's the album as a whole that needs to engage, and for the most part, the Decemberists have succeeded. The inclusion of guest vocalists Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond) and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), who bring some Little Queen-era Heart to the table, as well as bit parts from Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Rebecca Gates (Spinanes), and Robyn Hitchcock help keep the focus off Meloy's affected vocals, but it's the music that drives this beast into the forest. Producer Tucker Martine has beefed up the band's sound even more than he did with Christopher Walla on 2006's Crane Wife, channeling more reverb into the acoustics and a whole lot more brimstone into the electrics, resulting in what is easily the band's best sounding record to date. Hazards of Love won't convert anybody who already wrote the band off as overly precious bookworms with a Morrissey/Victorian ghost story fetish, but fans who have dutifully followed the Decemberists since their 2002 debut get to take home bragging rights this time around.

Review by James Christopher Monger, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Prelude - 3:04
02. The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone) - 4:19
03. A Bower Scene - 2:09
04. Won't Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga) - 4:07
05. The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All) - 4:25
06. The Queen's Approach - 0:29
07. Isn't It a Lovely Night? - 3:39
08. The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid - 6:26
09. An Interlude - 1:40
10. The Rake's Song - 3:16
11. The Abduction of Margaret - 2:07
12. The Queen's Rebuke/The Crossing - 3:56
13. Annan Water - 5:11
14. Margaret in Captivity - 3:08
15. The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!) - 3:22
16. The Wanting Comes in Waves (Reprise) - 1:31
17. The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned) - 5:57


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

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The Decemberists / Unknown Title

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Label: Capitol | # 509990 70043 2 2 | Time: 00:40:40

The Decemberists' sixth, full-length studio outing finds the Portland, OR-based indie rock collective exploring a region that has thus far eluded them. Raised on a steady diet of Morrissey, Robyn Hitchcock, Shirley Collins, and Fairport Convention, The King Is Dead represents frontman Colin Meloy's first foray into the musical traditions of his homeland, or more specifically, it proves that he really, really likes R.E.M. “Calamity Song,” which is one of three tracks to feature guitar work from Peter Buck, threatens to break into “Pretty Persuasion” or "So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)" at any moment, and first single “Down by the River” flirts with “The One I Love” hard enough to take it on a long weekend, though Meloy has stated that the track “started out as more of a paean to R.E.M. than I think any of us really wanted it to.” David Rawlings and Gillian Welch also join the party on a number of tracks, lending their instantly recognizable voices to two of the album’s finest moments, the Wildflowers-era, Tom Petty-inspired “Don’t Carry It All” and the lovely, Paul Simon-esque “June Hymn” – Meloy and Welch, the former a Montana-born Anglophile and the latter a California girl with a fetish for dust bowl Appalachia – harmonize nicely, canceling out each other’s vocal affectations. It’s by far the clearest and most commercial collection of tunes the band has amassed to date, but it’s also the least interesting. It may sound like a cross between Camper Van Beethoven's Key Lime Pie and R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People, but none of the tracks have the gravitas or potential staying power of a song like “Sweethearts” (CVP) or “Find the River” (R.E.M.). That said, it’s a refreshing change from the usual compilation of bibliophile, sea shanty/murder ballad, and while the Led Zeppelin III-style rural overhauling may isolate fans who prefer the serpentine, progressive art rock of albums like The Crane Wife and Hazards of Love, it opens up a whole new continent for the band to explore.

Review by James Christopher Monger, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. Don't Carry It All - 4:17
02. Calamity Song - 3:50
03. Rise To Me - 4:59
04. Rox In the Box - 3:10
05. January Hymn - 3:13
06. Down By the Water - 3:42
07. All Arise! - 3:09
08. June Hymn - 3:58
09. This is Why We Fight - 5:30
10. Dear Avery - 4:52


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

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The Decemberists / The King Is Dead

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - Long Live The King (2011) EP
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 163 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 58 Mb
Label: Capitol | # 509996 79168 2 5 | 00:25:17 | | Scans ~ 83 Mb

Long Live the King, a six-track EP recorded around the same time as the R.E.M.-inspired King Is Dead, opens with “E. Watson,” a spare, moody tale of a sugar cane plantation owner named Edgar Watson, which couldn’t be further from the sunny rural folk jamboree glow that permeated the band's 2011 full-length. That said, the rest of the EP, outside of the brooding “Burying Davy,” leans closer to that countrified feel, and while it may come off a little contrived at times (Colin Meloy's nasally, faux-British croon stands out like vegan pork gravy on a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Row Jimmy”), these outtakes will no doubt help to satiate fans until the group reconvenes for album number seven.

James Christopher Monger, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. E. Watson - 3:32
02. Foregone - 4:07
03. Burying Davy - 4:22
04. I4U & U4ME (Home Demo) - 3:38
05. Row Jimmy - 6:40
06. Sonnet - 2:56


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

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The Decemberists / Long Live The King

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The Decemberists - Albums Collection 2002-2015 (11CD) [Re-Up]

The Decemberists - What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~336 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb
Label: Rough Trade | # RTRADCD756 | 00:53:04 | Scans ~ 229 Mb

The Decemberists belatedly embraced their indie pop sensibilities (or at very least their fondness for R.E.M.) on 2011's The King Is Dead, and were rewarded with a number one chart placing and the group's greatest commercial success to date, leading some to wonder if Colin Meloy and his bandmates were going to go for more hooks or return to the more ornate sound of their earlier work now that they had a large audience waiting for the follow-up. As it turns out, 2014's What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World finds the Decemberists managing to have it both ways; if anything, many of these songs are brighter and hookier than those on The King Is Dead, but if this is pop, it's pop that's keenly intelligent, melodically adventurous, obsessively literate, and perfectly willing to explore sadness and disappointment rather than just the upbeat moods that are expected to accompany catchy melodies. The melodies on "Lake Song" and "Till the Water Is All Long Gone" may be more streamlined than you'd hear on Picaresque or The Crane Wife, but the arrangements are richly detailed, playing on the dynamics of Chris Funk's guitars, Jenny Conlee's keyboards and accordions, and John Moen's percussion, and the group takes much pleasure in the dour beauty of its melodies. The band also embraces its upbeat side on this album with numbers like "The Wrong Year" and "Philomena" (the latter pondering teenage lust as only the Decemberists can), and the opening track, "The Singer Addresses His Audience," is a witty but cutting meditation on the notion of fame, its impact on the culture, and where the Decemberists fit into the puzzle in the wake of hit records and appearances on Parks & Recreation. There's still more than enough folk in the Decemberists' approach to make them stand apart from their peers on the upper reaches of the pop charts, and the intuitive smarts of their stylistic vision are still front and center, but What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is an album where the creative sprawl is more a matter of how this divergent selection of melodies and moods interacts, rather than how many elements can be folded into one song; this is very clearly the Decemberists, but with a new kind of focus in their songs and arrangements that makes it clear this album's sound is a result of creative evolution, not an offering to their newer, larger audience, and it's a sweet and sour wonder that rewards repeated listening.

Mark Deming, Allmusic.com


Tracklist:

01. The Singer Addresses His Audience - 4:42
02. Cavalry Captain - 3:17
03. Philomena - 3:04
04. Make You Better - 5:07
05. Lake Song - 5:52
06. Till the Water’s All Long Gone - 5:01
07. The Wrong Year - 3:53
08. Carolina Low - 3:24
09. Better Not Wake the Baby - 1:44
10. Anti-Summersong - 2:12
11. Easy Come, Easy Go - 2:22
12. Mistral - 3:54
13. 12/17/12 - 3:03
14. A Beginning Song - 5:22


Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 18. June 2015, 19:50

The Decemberists / What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

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