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Decemberists, The

Decemberists, The

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The Decemberists: Her Majesty the Decemberists

Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 15 September 2003

AN IMPORTANT DETAIL about Her Majesty the Decemberists—and one I'm venturing you won't read about in many other reviews of the album—is that there's a ...

The Decemberists: The Crane Wife

Review by Dan Gennoe,, 29 January 2007

THE DECEMBERISTS are the brainchild of Portland-based songwriter Colin Meloy. Meloy's interests include eighth century poetry, singing in a North American-oldie-worldie-British-accent and prog rock. If ...

The Decemberists: The Hazards Of Love

Review by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, April 2009

Whip-smart concept album twists the esoteric into arresting new shapes, makes a compelling case for the album as enduring art form. ...

The Decemberists: The Changing of the Seasons

Profile and Interview by Laura Barton, Guardian, The, 6 January 2011

A year ago, the Decemberists' Colin Meloy retreated to a house in the woods of northern Oregon. He tells Laura Barton about the effect it ...

Songs for Swinging Authors: Can novelists write good lyrics?

Report and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Guardian, The, 21 January 2015

Forget moon in June. Today's pop lyrics are written by Pulitzer-winning novelists. We talk to the writers muscling into pop – and the musicians flirting ...

The Decemberists: Merriweather Post Pavilion

Live Review by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, 5 June 2015

EARLY IN THE Decemberists' show at the Merriweather Post Pavilion Thursday night, silver-suited lead singer Colin Meloy was explaining how one of his songs started ...


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