For 'The King Is Dead', it seems that The Decemberists have gone backwards to go forwards. This album echoes the sound of their earlier albums, and not 2009's 'The Hazards of Love', an album that polarized both fans and critics. As you will see across many reviews, this album has a simpler sound, though that certainly isn't a criticism. The majority of the songs clock in at around 3 minutes and immediately hit the mark upon your first listen. Some songs are sombre, and some simply put a smile on your face, it accompanies every type of emotion. From the beautiful melodies to the sometimes soul-searching lyrics, this is an album that you won't regret buying, and one that you'll find yourself listening to for quite some time!
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