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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Tue 21 Apr 2009, 18:54

I can't get over how good it is! That lady from My Brightest Diamond has got one hell of a set of lungs. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Wed 22 Apr 2009, 21:29

OoooOOOoooooH







The hazards of love!

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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Thu 23 Apr 2009, 06:07

Repa-a-a-a-a-i-i-i-d!

I'm enjoying listening to My Brightest Diamond (who I'd never heard of before) on the strength of hearing her on this album. I'm also intending to check out more of Backy Stark when I get round to it - she's got a lovely voice too, in a different way.
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Fri 29 May 2009, 07:29

rascalphoto (in Your favourite tearjerker thread) wrote:
Oh...I haven't heard it. I will check it out. We just got tix for their show though and I am sooooo excited. Elbow may never come to Seattle, but that doesn't mean we can't have a few good shows!

Ooh, hope you enjoy! I appreciate how lucky we are for Elbow live (recent mad rushes for tickets aside) and hope they do come to Seattle for you before too long, but it works both ways sometimes - I really hope the Decemberists come back over here soon. I saw them a couple of years ago, but Colin was going down with food poisoning, poor thing, so fair play to him for soldiering on but obviously they weren't on top form, though they did brilliantly considering, and it was wonderful to see them anyway. The rest of the band were teasing him like mad, but apparently they all came down with it themselves the next day and the rest of the tour had to be cancelled. So let's hope they brave it back over here soon and avoid Wolverhampton curry houses this time. Very Happy

Regarding Sleepless (in Seattle? Wink), I tracked it down after I saw an Amazon customer review for the Hazards of Love that said the album was OK but they preferred Sleepless - now while that comment about Hazards is way OTT, I'm so glad it made me aware of this wonderful song.
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Fri 29 May 2009, 08:09

Yeah, i had tickets to see them in Bristol, and they had to cancel, understandably but very sad! I've still not seen them!

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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Fri 29 May 2009, 10:27

Colin was on radio 2 a while back, he said they'd be touring the UK sometime in Autumn. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Fri 29 May 2009, 10:30

Yay, good news, thanks Al! Perhaps we should all club together and buy 'em a decent meal this time. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Fri 29 May 2009, 10:31

I think Sarah would be more than willing... Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Fri 29 May 2009, 10:44

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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Fri 29 May 2009, 10:44

al wrote:
Colin was on radio 2 a while back, he said they'd be touring the UK sometime in Autumn. Very Happy

I heard that too. It was an interview on the Radcliffe and Maconie show at the time Hazards came out. I'm keeping a beady eye on the Decemberists website for tour info and have signed up for email alerts.
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Fri 29 May 2009, 10:54

So you've become an "Adored Mailing List Recipient". Smile I love their mails.
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Sat 30 May 2009, 08:41

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Yay, good news, thanks Al! Perhaps we should all club together and buy 'em a decent meal this time. Wink
I'm sure i could work out some sort of bed and breakfast for certain members of the band too! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Sat 30 May 2009, 10:44

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So you've become an "Adored Mailing List Recipient". Smile

I have indeed. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Mon 01 Jun 2009, 14:00

I've just bought the Hazards of Love CD - on account of Glendarian's rating track 17. What a treat! I feel transported back to the 70's, but yet it's so fresh and original. Why did no-one mention them before?! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Mon 01 Jun 2009, 14:17

Ooh I'm glad you're enjoying it (although in fariness I think it was rascalphoto who specifically mentioned Track 17 - I think The Wanting Comes in Waves is mine, but it's just such as whole it's hard to say). I was worried I'd been overdoing my raving about this album (it's been a recent major obsession of mine Wink) but I'm glad that other people are getting into it. Smile I know what you mean, all the best of the 70s but a totally "now" album in many ways. (I think I'll have to go off and have another listen now, hehe).
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Mon 01 Jun 2009, 16:15

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I know what you mean, all the best of the 70s but a totally "now" album in many ways.

I have to agree with that assessment too. It reminds me of a modern day 'Thick As A Brick' the way it's structured.
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Tue 02 Jun 2009, 15:16

Me too. I've seen a number of reviews comparing aspects of the development of the Decemberists' sound in Hazards of Love to Jethro Tull, in terms that imply that Jethro Tull are the epitome of badness. Shocked Ahem, I object to one of my favourite bands being used in this way - personally I think it's a great compliment. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Wed 03 Jun 2009, 07:50

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in terms that imply that Jethro Tull are the epitome of badness. Shocked
Yeah well.......some people have open minds and others are cloth-eared idiots. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Sun 07 Jun 2009, 14:26

On the strength of the comments I have read on this thread, I decided to check this band out .

Purchased Picaresque and Hazards of Love from Amazon . They both arrived yesterday.

Very impressed !!

I did not think they made records like this these days !!

As has been said earlier, Hazards of Love reminds me also of 70s prog rock / concept albums but with a very modern take. Almost new -retro , if there is such a thing .

Definately a group to follow !!

Thanks to all the comments which helped get me on-board
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Sun 07 Jun 2009, 14:39

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On the strength of the comments I have read on this thread, I decided to check this band out .

Purchased Picaresque and Hazards of Love from Amazon . They both arrived yesterday.

Very impressed !!

I did not think they made records like this these days !!

As has been said earlier, Hazards of Love reminds me also of 70s prog rock / concept albums but with a very modern take. Almost new -retro , if there is such a thing .

Definately a group to follow !!

Thanks to all the comments which helped get me on-board


I know exactly what you mean - that's why I started the thread about prog rock.
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Fri 12 Jun 2009, 10:02

Hi All,

It's obvious that most people have a beltin' music taste on here, and having read about The Decemberists on here I'm gonna purchase from Play.com Picaresque for a full five english pounds.

I'll post my comments back on here once my ears have digested this aural musical delight, one hopes !! Thumbs Up!
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Fri 12 Jun 2009, 10:15

Yay! You've inspired me to listen to it this morning - Decemberists are very much Sarah's baby, but I'm really getting into them (despite Sarah's bathtime renditions Razz) lately. I think there's a lot of similarities between these guys and elbow, I'm glad everyone's giving them a listen Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Sat 08 Aug 2009, 13:30

Hello all - tickets have gone on sale for their only 2 shows in the UK - 18/19 November in London - Live Nation website.

I'm sure there's a few of us who will want to go.
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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Sat 08 Aug 2009, 14:21

Want to, really really want to... But it's mid week. In London and i can't get the time off work!

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PostSubject: Re: The Decemberists   Sat 08 Aug 2009, 14:23

Aye, looks like a treat in store! Though it's not the most handy location for me and about the most inconvenient date they could have chosen this year, I couldn't not go for it . Rolling Eyes Laughing My ticket arrived today, see you there (well if not at the MEN first of course!) Smile

PS Sorry, Sarah, our messages crossed. I'm sorry you can't (didn't want to sound heartless there).
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