Next week The Decemberists will release their newest album 'The Hazards of Love' on March 24th. I've been a fan of theirs for a while now and I had to give this album a few listens before I laid my thoughts down. The album is a veritable Rock Opera in it's design and proportions. They reprise songs and revisit themes throughout the album that make it fresh and timeless all at once. I caught them live a few years back during CMJ and I must also add that for a bunch of Pacific Northwest literary geek musicians they put on one kick ass show.
The Decemberists 'The Hazards of Love' (YSI)