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The Decemberists: Long Live The King

Holly Gleason, Paste, 31 October 2011

WITH THE DECEMBERISTS, it's a safe bet that somewhere between the post-Brit-folk of Fairport Convention and Morrissey's darkness, leader Colin Meloy will emerge with a collection of impossibly literate tales that embrace death, consider love's perils and offer up a swirling pastiche of indie rock. Emotionally complex and lyrical seems the rule in a musicality that's straightforward as it can be.

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