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The Hazards of Love

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11 years, 4 months ago at Apr 9 18:05
The Decemberists have always been able to tell a good story. The story in The Hazards of Love, is, in my opinion, worthy of a movie or stage adaptation. It's interesting, gripping, at places terrifying, yet simple and rooted in the oldest traditions of story-telling. Without giving too much away, I'd like to mention that the song "The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)" is the most genius use of dissona... read more
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Description: 2009 release from the acclaimed U.S. Alternative Pop outfit. The album began when band leader Colin Meloy, long fascinated by the British Folk revival of the 1960s, found a copy of revered vocalist Anne Briggs's 1966 EP, titled The Hazards of Love. Since there was no actual song with the album's title, he set out to write one, but was soon immersed in something much larger. The Hazards of Love tells the tale of a woman named Margaret who is ravaged by a shape-shifting animal; her lover, William; a forest queen; and a cold-blooded, lascivious rake, who recounts with spine-tingling ease how he came "to be living so easy and f ... (more)
Manufacturer: Capitol
Release date: 24 March 2009
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 5099921471025
Tags: 2009 (3), Indie Rock (2), Folk Rock (2), Album (2), Rock (1), Concept Album (1), American (1), Rough Trade (1), Album Rock (1), Bought 2009 (1)
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2,002 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (2003 music items)

"THE HAZARDS OF LOVE (2009) THE DECEMBERISTS Review coming soon... FAV TRACKS: "The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid"; "The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)"; "A Bower Scene"; "The Rake's Song"; "Margaret in Captivity"; "Won't Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)"; "Isn't It a Lovely Night?"; "The Abduction of Margaret"; "The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)"; "Annan Water"; "The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)" "

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