Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Music: The Hazards of Love by the Decemberists

We are big fans of the Decemberists. Their lyrics are smart and sophisticated, and their music is great to sing along and listen to. So we were quick to pick up The Hazards of Love. Though there were a couple of good songs, we were pretty disappointed in the collection.

"Gentle leaves, gentle leaves,
Please array a path for me.
The wood's all growing,
Thick and fast around.
Columbine, columbine,
Please alert this love of mine.
Let him know,
His Margaret comes around."
--Won't Want For Love

"All a gallop with Margaret,
Slung rude 'cross withers.
Having clamped,
Her innocent fingers in fetters.
This villian must calculate,
Crossing the wild river."
--The Abduction of Margaret

Quick vote: This is a good album, but not as good as we expected from the Decemberists. If you're looking for some music to buy by these guys, skip The Hazards of Love.

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