Described as the "most pastoral, rustic record they've ever made" by Douglas Wolk of Rolling Stone, the album reached No. 1 on the . Billboard 200 chart for the week ending February 5, 2011. The song "This Is Why We Fight" reached number 19 on the . Alternative Songs Chart, while the song "Down by the Water" also charted in the United States
Complete your The Decemberists collection. A great album but a sub-par vinyl pressing. Loads of surface noise interrupting the music whenever it gets quiet. It may benefit from rigorous cleaning on my RCM- if it improves I'll report back- I think knowing whether a pressing is cleanable or not is important info for collectors to know. Reply Notify me Helpful. referencing The King Is Dead, Box, Ltd + CD, Album + LP, 180 + DVD, RTRADLP656.
2011 album from the Portland-based Alt-Rock/Folk band. The King Is Dead is a mostly-acoustic set of concise, Americana-based songs, that marks a deliberate turn towards simplicity after the band's wildly ambitious and acclaimed 2009 song-cycle The Hazards Of Love. Produced once again by Tucker Martine, The King Is Dead features special guest appearances by Americana luminary Gillian Welch and legendary . guitarist Peter Buck. The album showcases the ways in which The Decemberists sound just as glorious in simple, stripped-down compositions as they do on the elaborate structures that.
The King Is Dead is a music studio album recording by THE DECEMBERISTS (Prog Folk/Progressive Rock) released in 2011 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. It's decades of American music, with a bit of Fairport Convention thrown in. It's a deep well The Decemberists draw from on this album, and they are not simply copying this stuff. No, it's internalized, it's in their blood and has been there all along. The keening pedal steel, the plaintive accordion, the incredibly crisp acoustic guitars, the rural backbeat.
For their sixth album, The King Is Dead, the Decemberists set out to record an album that embraced the adage less is more. This evolution came as a direct result of the indie folk rockers’ wildly ambitious 2009 song cycle, The Hazards of Love, a lofty and elaborate narrative suite that grew out of old English folk tunes and was peopled by Spenserian ladies and fantastic shape-shifting creatures wandering across an enchanted landscape
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The Decemberists right themselves after veering off course with the leaden The Hazards of Love, creating an album more consistently pleasing than anything they've done in years. lift itself to the rafters like the band’s best material. Don’t be mistaken, this is still a self-serious record, when compared to the band’s early back catalog. Meloy’s not painting Technicolor portraits of vengeful sailors or woefully lonely French soldiers