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Decemberists - The Crane Wife

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Item #: 10386090
    The Decemberists: Colin Meloy (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, percussion); Chris Funk (guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, banjo, bouzouki, hammer dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, background vocals); Eyvind Kang (violin,......more

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Artist: Decemberists
Description:
The Decemberists: Colin Meloy (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, percussion); Chris Funk (guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, banjo, bouzouki, hammer dulcimer, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, background vocals); Eyvind Kang (violin, viola); Nate Query (cello, upright bass, electric bass, percussion, background vocals); Jenny Conlee (accordion, Wurlitzer piano, Hammond b-3 organ, pump organ, Moog synthesizer, glockenspiel, percussion, background vocals); Christopher Walla (keyboards, background vocals); John Moen (drums, percussion, background vocals); Steve Drizos (drums); Ezra Holbrook (background vocals).
See Also:
Castaways and Cutouts, Her Majesty
See Influences:
Thelonious Monster, Camper Van Beethoven, The Beautiful South, Kitchens of Distinction, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Replacements, The Kinks, R.E.M., The Pogues, Magnetic Fields, Guadalcanal Diary, Morrissey, Robyn Hitchcock, Lullaby for the Working Class, The Smiths, Syd Barrett, Freedy Johnston
See Contemporaries:
Proud Simon, Wingdale Community Singers, Shearwater, Jeremy Enigk, Noah and the Whale, An Angle, White Whale, Nana Grizol, The Physics of Meaning, Shapes and Sizes, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Takka Takka, Belle & Sebastian, Rogue Wave, Kings of Convenience, Sufjan Stevens, The Shins, Typhoon (Portland), Figurines, Quasar Wut-Wut, Great Lakes Myth Society, Salim Nourallah, Ben Gibbard, Architecture in Helsinki, Iron & Wine, Darren Hanlon, Neutral Milk Hotel, Actual Tigers, Parlour Steps, Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, Rilo Kiley, Roddy Woomble, Kevin Tihista, Camera Obscura (Scotland), Of Montreal, Hospital Ships, The Hidden Cameras
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Crane Wife 3, The
  2. 2 Medley
  3. 3 Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
  4. 4 O Valencia!
  5. 5 Perfect Crime, The
  6. 6 When the War Came
  7. 7 Shankill Butchers
  8. 8 Summersong
  9. 9 Crane Wife 1& 2, The
  10. 10 Sons & Daughters
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Rock & Pop
Subgenre:
Alternative
Label:
Capitol Records
Producer:
Tucker Martine; Chris Walla
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
60 : 10
Editorial Reviews:
Rolling Stone (p.69) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[The] affectations are rendered tolerable by Meloy's unmistakable melodic gift....There's a kick in the way song after song masks his darkish vision in elegantly hooky arrangements..." Rolling Stone (p.105) - Ranked #23 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "[W]ith electric guitars, prog-rock bravado and even Seventies funk..." Spin (p.103) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Meloy's] verses are sharp and smart....This is the best-sounding Decembrists album to date." Spin (p.61) - Ranked #11 in Spin's "The 40 Best Albums of 2006" -- "[T]he band's emotive narratives...feel very much here and now." Entertainment Weekly (p.68) - "Colin Meloy specializes in lurid historical dramas....Several of these studies in heartbreak and homicide rank among his most moving." -- Grade: B+ Q (p.99) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's rendered intriguing by a liberated approach that touches on everything from sea shanties to Jewish klezmer music without ever losing sight of the tune." Uncut (p.73) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They are] twisting the esoteric into arresting and complex new shapes." Alternative Press (p.188) - "[S]hrewder minds among us will be right at home with the complex wordplay and tragic love in 'O Valencia!' and the three-part title track, as well as the new wrinkles of prog rock and art-school funk..." Magnet (p.93) - "THE CRANE WIFE is an admirable experiment, the work of a band approaching the thorny major-label issue by willfully mucking with a proven sound." Q (Magazine) (p.78) - Ranked #28 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2007" -- "[With] nods to nu-folk, baroque pop and even '70s prog."
UPC:
094635398427
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  • Their best work to date!

    If you like the Decembrists, this is their best work. A good blend of folk and alternative rock, good songs that tell a great story based on a Japanese fairy tale.

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