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The Hazards of Love
by The Decemberists

 
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Overview

Track Listing

1 Prelude
2 Hazards Of Love 1, The (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle The Thistles Undone)
3 Bower Scene, A
4 Won't Want For Love (Margaret In The Taiga)
5 Hazards Of Love 2, The (Wager All)
6 Queen's Approach, The
7 Isn't It A Lovely Night?
8 Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid, The
9 Interlude, An
10 Rake's Song, The
11 Abduction Of Margaret, The
12 Queen's Rebuke/The Crossing, The
13 Annan Water
14 Margaret In Captivity
15 Hazards Of Love 3, The (Revenge!)
16 Wanting Comes In Waves [Reprise], The
17 Hazards Of Love 4, The (The Drowned)

Genre: Rock & Pop
 
Details
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: March 2009
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: Tucker Martine
  • Engineer: Tucker Martine
 
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "True to form, THE HAZARDS OF LOVE brings the glorious excess: There's strummy British folk rock and heavy-metal thunder, orchestral strings and a children's choir."

Spin (p.75) - "Meloy can write the hell out of melody, and he's got a flair for making what might seem heady and ridiculous on paper into something that sounds relatable and touching."

Alternative Press (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "For the band's fifth studio album, THE HAZARDS OF LOVE, Colin Meloy & Co. have assembled a 21st-century concept album with roots in 16th-century imagery and '70s stoner rock."

Down Beat (p.58) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This is rock at its artsy best that takes the concept album an impressive step further by mixing in a diversity of styles, from folk rock to gripping prog rock and heavy metal..."

Q (Magazine) (p.104) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "THE HAZARDS OF LOVE is that most archaic of things -- the fully formed album, and a concept album at that....Its musical palette is a vivid and evocative one, shaded by accordion, harpsichord and pedal steel."

Clash (magazine) (p.110) - "The Decembrists show off their impressive array of talents both vocally and instrumentally, with the band constantly switching from haunting acoustic folk to powerful blues and metal riffs."

Uncut (magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a 17-track suite of striking musical and verbal intricacy that unfolds over the course of nearly an hour."

 
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