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Old 08-21-2006, 09:16 PM
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Snaggle - I do happen to love amazing music. Which of their previous albums would you recommend to a Decemberists first timer?

Furthermore - I was reading some reviews of their albums on Amazon and people said it was "Pirate-y." Needless to say, I am already sold.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:20 PM
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Snaggle - I do happen to love amazing music. Which of their previous albums would you recommend to a Decemberists first timer?


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my favorite track is "The Mariner's Revenge Song"

I like Picaresque the best.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:20 PM
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for the pirate-y ness get "Her Majesty." I think "Castaways and Cutouts" is better but they're really really close. Their 2005 release, Picaresque, also owns. So.. you can't go wrong. But for Piratey, yeah, Her Majesty.

PJ: I'm noticing a very R.E.M. vibe, perhaps that's contributing to your love? obviously it's a good thing.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:23 PM
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Default Re: OMG... The Decemberists\' new album.... HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIP IT!!!!

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Snaggle - I do happen to love amazing music. Which of their previous albums would you recommend to a Decemberists first timer?

Furthermore - I was reading some reviews of their albums on Amazon and people said it was "Pirate-y." Needless to say, I am already sold.

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I would recommend all of them, but I would start with "Castaways and Cutouts" - largey b/c its their first. Then I would do "Her Majesty the Decemberists" and then "Picareque."

So far I found this link to three tracks on the new album. Am listening to "O Valencia" and it was very awesome.

They are definetly Piratey. And lyrically and musically beautiful [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:24 PM
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bwana,

the most common comparison is neutral milk hotel.

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blech. what if i only like Ghost and Song About Sex.
I also thought Picaresque was ok.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:24 PM
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:25 PM
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People should download those tracks immediately, as they will be taken down pretty quickly. Capitol Records is going ballistic on audio blog asses for it.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:27 PM
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listen to the three tracks posted up above. decemberists are a lot more accessible than nmh, a lot more polished. they're also evolving, now I'd say they're like prog folk, which is weird.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:29 PM
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bwana,

the most common comparison is neutral milk hotel.

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I'm not sure that I'd say they have much in common other than a similarly whiny/nasal sounding vocalist. Granted, that's a pretty big similarity.

I've enjoyed the Decemberists I've heard when they aren't in full-on "arr, matey" gimmick mode.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:29 PM
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PJ: I'm noticing a very R.E.M. vibe, perhaps that's contributing to your love? obviously it's a good thing.

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Yeah, there's some of that there. But this record.... I dunno, it's almost like I'd say it's a cross between Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Pink Floyd.
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