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The Crane Wife

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10 years, 9 months ago at Feb 9 16:55
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This album was on the receiving end of some seriously glowing reviews in the online music community and associated press. It prompted me to indulge in The Decemberists for the first time, and I have to say I must be missing what all the fuss is about. The instrumentation isn't very exciting and the vocals drone in the worst way possible.

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Description: The Crane Wife is an album by The Decemberists, released in 2006. It was produced by Tucker Martine and Chris Walla, and is the band's first album on the Capitol Records label. The album was inspired by a Japanese folk tale, and centers on two song cycles, The Crane Wife and The Island, the latter of which was inspired by William Shakespeare's The Tempest. National Public Radio listeners voted The Crane Wife the best album of 2006. The album cover was made by Portland artist Carson Ellis, long-time girlfriend (and now wife) of Colin Meloy, who has created artwork for each of their albums. ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rough Trade
Release date: 3 October 2006
EAN: 0094635398427 UPC: 094635398427
Tags: Indie Rock (3), Indie (3), Indie Pop (2), Mp3 (2), 2006 (2), Prog Rock (1), Alternative (1), Folk (1), Src:cd (1), Progressive Folk (1), Music Mecca 40 (1), Bought 2008 (1), Rough Trade (1), American (1), Album (1)
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