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The Decemberists — Reconstruction Of The Fables

Andrew Mueller, Uncut, March 2011

COLIN MELOY grew up with "Paul Westerberg in one ear and Morrissey in the other". As hyperliterate frontman of The Decemberists, he has made rock currency out of landlocked sailors, Loyalist death squads and Japanese folk tales. Now, following an improbably successful prog-folk concept album, The Decemberists have made their weirdest move yet; a straightahead REM homage co-starring Peter Buck...

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