The Decemberists-What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (2014)

Record Review Requested By: Trevor Loken

My Rating: 82% (B+)

Pitchfork Rating: 56%

Rolling Stone Rating: 80%

Metacritic Rating: 77%

Average Rating: 73.8%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. The Singer Addresses His Audience
  2. Cavalry Captain
  3. Philomena
  4. Make You Better
  5. Lake Song
  6. Till the Water Is All Long Gone
  7. The Wrong Year
  8. Carolina Low
  9. Better Not Wake the Baby
  10. Anti-Summersong
  11. Easy Come, Easy Go
  12. Mistral
  13. 12-17-12
  14. A Beginning Song

Favourite Song on Album:

Listen to This Album When You’re:
Wanting a more folky version of Death Cab For Cutie.

Thoughts on Album Cover:

It’s a great cover but I wonder if it really fits the vibe that they’re going for, it kinda looks my

Want to Own on Vinyl?:

Not really an album that I want in my collection.

Final Thoughts:

I’m not the biggest fan of this band, I think that this is a solid album, but I wonder if I’m missing a bit of the pull from them that other people seem to have. It has some really great tracks though (Make You Better being one of the better offerings), and I’m intrigued to hear some more of their stuff.

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