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Picaresque also maintains this theme (especially in The Mariner's Revenge Song, which is one of my favorites on the album).
Every time I listened to a song on this album I thought I had heard one of the best on the CD, but then the next I heard would match the last or even top it.
Which, it seems, was just the punch that the Decemberists needed in their prior albums, taking their music from good to really, really good.
Fantastic album and it sounds so much fuller to have it on the record than just than my low bit rate mp3 copy of the album.Published 4 months ago by Evan Laing
I like this raw sound. I really get tired of newer releases when they over produce the sounds and make a band way too shiny. This is original and interesting to listen to.Published 16 months ago by d willi
Love the upbeat introspective maiming macabre whoring literate and historical package. Saw them at Edgefield Manor and fell in love.
Going through a grueling divorce :)
I never liked English class in high school. You are assigned books that were romantic and too fluffy for me to enjoy at the time. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Brad
There is no doubt that Colin Meloy is a great songwriter and the rest of the band are very talented. Apart from a couple gems, though, I found myself skipping through. Read morePublished 20 months ago by daedalus
I'm 57 years old. I've must've heard Stairway to Heaven 10,000 times. The Decembrists offer musicianship, lyrics and melodies that are, in a word, refreshing. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by David C. Martin
This album is awsome. I loved every song on it. But even if the other songs on this album were crap the album would still be amazing because of the Maroners Revenge. 8 min. Read morePublished on November 16, 2012 by Mr. Sluggo
My almost 7 year old daughter and I (52 years young) stumbled on these guys online, and really enjoyed discovering their songs together. Read morePublished on October 17, 2012 by maestro frank
Great album. Truly one of their best.If you even remotely like The Decemberists than you will love tghis album. Read morePublished on October 7, 2012 by David J. Jeffrey