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Her Majesty The Decemberists Import


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  • Audio CD (May 1 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Kill Rock Stars
  • ASIN: B0000BWVMJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

1. Shanty For The Arethusa
2. Billy Liar
3. Los Angeles, I'm Yours
4. The Gymnast, High Above The Ground
5. The Bachelor And The Bride
6. Song For Myla Goldberg
7. The Soldiering Life
8. Red Right Ankle
9. The Chimbley Sweep
10. I Was Meant For The Stage
11. As I Rise


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By A Customer on Oct. 28 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is a really great cd. I listened to it all the way through and enjoyed the whole thing. The Decemberists are really different from any of the other new artists that are around today. It is really sad that so many people have not heard of them, and only seem to know about garbage like nickleback.
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The songs on this album are very well written, crafted I suppose, and the lyrics are interesting and obscure enough to peak my curiosity. I won't bother comparing this to Band X or Album Y, it is a very solid album from start to finish. I don't know if I'd call it experimental, but for those with more vanilla tastes, I'd suggest trying something else.
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The Decemberists sophomore album is a more ambitious outing than their previous "Castaways and Cutouts," but it definitely has its highs and lows. But when it hits its stride, it's on.
It opens with its most ambitious track, "Shanty for the Arethusa," (3/5) which is quite a whale of a song. It's a little lengthy and drags on, leaving the listener to wonder if the rest of the album will sound like this. It's not at all a bad song, but it's, dare I say, too much. It gets to be overwhelming. It's chorus gets you thinking it's about to pick up into something new but this song just, sort of, goes on... over my head. Definitely an interesting track and not one to skip, but it's just a little too ambitious and overwhelming. Next you hear the shout of "Billy Liar" (4/5) having his hands in his pockets staring over at the neighbors' knickers down. This is a much peppier song than the previous and changes the direction of the album for the better, it's not their best song, but "Billy Liar" is much friendlier to the listener and is much more enjoyable.
"Los Angeles, I'm Yours" (5/5)is one of the better songs on the album. Composed with the guitar, backed up by the Decemberists' string quartet and including a harmonica solo, this brilliantly written song that takes shots at my home town is one that will leave you asking for more.
"The Gymnast, High Above the Ground" (4/5) is another more ambitious song. Unlike "Shanty," "The Gymnast" builds up rather than go backwards. This is one of the more beautiful songs with a little bit more piano. The simple repetition of this song is infectious and it was very well done and thought out, but still not their best.
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All I have to say is, this is the first pop group that has forced me to consult a dictionary since I started listening to Dylan back in highschool - Conlin Meloy is full of fun, clever, exotic lyrics and strong melodies - and the band sounds great. Piano, organs, guitars, drums, accordian, stand-up bass - all tight and well executed. "Billy Liar" alone is worth the price of addmission. Enjoy!
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If anything this cd reminds me most of The Weakerthans, with the clever songwriting where the characters seem to come alive with the singer's voice. He's easily the best lyricist I've heard since John K Samson, and the track "Red Right Ankle" (my favorite) is straight out of the Weakerthan's book of melancholy narrative acoustics.
Either way, great cd.
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Firstly, I thought I'd take this opportunity to clear a couple of things up about the Decemberists!
I noticed that he has been critised a number of times in these reviews for his vocal style. Some claiming that it is too close to Neutral Milk Hotel, and some even claiming he is attempting to put on an English accent.
The reason for his apparently unusual style is, he's Australian!
(As am I!)
Hopefully if people read this, it will help dispell some of negative opinions and remarks that have seemingly tainted the music this band makes. Although they record and tour in the US, they are actually an Australian band, hence the slightly unorthodox (to the American ear) voice!
There is little to say that hasn't already been said..
This album is full of haunting melodies, grand 3/4 jaunts, clear and nostalgic imagery, subtle yet complex instrumentation, and clever lyrics.
If you enjoy any of the bands mentioned in previous reviews you will more than likely enjoy this release. Although straight out folkish pop songs on the outside, these tracks reward repeat listens, allowing the dense arrangements to fully take hold.
Back on the Australian note, if you like this, you most certainly enjoy one of australia's finest bands, Augie March. I cannot speak highly enough...
anyway, this album is more than worthwhile, 4 stars
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By B. anderson-bauer on May 28 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is very new terrain for Meloy and his crowd. Where the First Decemberists record (Castaways and Cutouts) relied on Meloy's melancholy lyrics and soul raking melodies, this record stands upon some daring production efforts and plodding song structures. When Castaways... gave us the clever 'Leslie Anne Levine', Her Majesty... blows us the powerful and moving 'Shanty for Arethusa'. For the most part this record maintains the same late 1800's epic feel that Castaways... did. Well almost...
As this record sinks in you might find yourself (as I did) wishing for some more of the 'Here I Dreamt I was an Architect' school of songwriting. Indeed, none of the songs quite seemed to move me the same way that Castaways... did. Mostly I felt that Meloy was trying to move away from his often criticized (and Neutral Milk Hotel-ish) style of performance. I support his efforts to alter his music and production qualities. Yet, I do not support his efforts to change them. Does he? It really doesn't really matter. What matters is that the quality of his songs are hurt as a result.
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