This is, and will likely always be, my favourite Decemberists album. A stunningly charismatic album that paints a vivid picture in the listener’s mind with each song. Impeccable lyricism, creating a setting and characters straight out of a historical fiction/fantasy novel.
It’s not hard to see how Colin Meloy took this skill to _actual_ novel-writing in the Wildwood Chronicles. Absolutely magnificent.
FAVORITE TRACKS: The Mariner’s Revenge Song, Eli, the Barrow Boy, Sixteen ... read more