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Worth getting the Super DLX if price is right and you love the album. If not buy the album only, you will not be disappointed.
on September 29, 2015
The Super DLX version: For those who love this album as much as I do. Great DVD documentary of the making of the album for those who appreciate "Making of" footage as well as a physical art-book with some photos not available elsewhere (except if someone has scanned them and posted them online, which is likely).
The Album: This is my favorite album from The Decemberists, I can listen to it over and over (although What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World is starting to rival it). The album is by and large all acoustic and unlike anything The Decemberists have done up to this point in my opinion. It is easy to listen to and absolutely gorgeous. No crazy story-telling songs like on the previous albums (don't get me wrong I love them, but some enjoy this album because it doesn't have any obviously fictional lyrics/tales). It's themes are all relatable to most everyone.
On a final note I wanted to point out that enjoying this album does not necessarily mean you will like others by the group, but give them a listen from free on the internet before you commit to buying them if you are unsure.