The Decemberists


#1

Looks like a new album is incoming. I hope they return to the pretentious, long song suites - A few tunes apart, I’ve not been too fussed by their last two albums.


#2

I’m the exact opposite! Hazards… bored me but The King is Dead is one of my favourite of their albums.


#3

I really like both, though I thought the last one didn’t really hang together as a full album.

The Crane Wife and Hazards are my favourites.


#4

Always interested in what they put out. Don’t think there’s anything I don’t like, even the lesser albums have some absolutely 10/10 songs on them. And they are one of my favourite live bands too.


#5

I only know the last 2 albums (particularly love the King is Dead)

when I saw them on the last tour I was a bit lost with all the old nautical stuff


#6

Great band. Don’t really think they have a bad album in that discog, and the early EPs are great too.

Best live band I’ve seen as well, Colin Meloy is a pretty thumpingly top front-man.

I’d noticed there was a new track on Spotify, so hopefully that will be trailing a new record.


#7

Never got round to listening to the last album so I should do that first


#8

Love love love The Decemberists. Last album was great, although didn’t quite touch the heights of TKID.


#9

Love The Decemberists so much. I do love the long pretentious stuff e.g. The Crane Wife but I’d say I listen to The King Is Dead more than any of the others. (On a slightly personal note, Colin Meloy has a child with ASD as well so I just find the more personal, heartfelt songs on TKID resonate that bit more)


#10

Did you have to mime the actions of the jaws of a giant whale?


#11

This is the perfect opportunity to rank their albums, right?

  1. Picaresque
  2. The King is Dead
  3. The Crane Wife
  4. Castaways & Cutouts
  5. The Hazards of Love
  6. What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
  7. Her Majesty the Decemberists

#12

Picaresque
The King is Dead
The Crane Wife
Castaways & Cutouts
Her Majesty the Decemberists
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
The Hazards of Love


#13

Why does Hazards of Love always get such a beating? It’s the first one I heard and I love it and don’t understand the hate - maybe not having the background contributes.


#14

Just way too proggy and incoherent for me, but the last track is absolutely lovely and one of their best.


#15

It’s my favourite! Very much peak-Decemberists in its execution.


#16

Castaways & Cutouts
Picaresque

are both great. Crane Wife is good to. Need to check out TKID I guess.
I saw them at St Bonaventure’s in Bristol many moons ago and they were wonderful.


#17

The Crane Wife
The Hazards of Love
Picaresque
The King is Dead
Her Majesty the Decemberists
Castaways & Cutouts
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World


#18

I was too lazy to type mine out in full, but switch the top two around and that would be it. :+1:


#19

Crane wife > all the others

(But love then all)


#20

New album called I’ll Be Your Girl out 16 March