The King Is Dead (studio album) by The Decemberists

The King Is Dead by The Decemberists
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-01-14
Overall rank: 1,279th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 343 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2011 (27th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (194th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,279th)
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The Decemberists bestography

The King Is Dead is ranked 3rd best out of 16 albums by The Decemberists on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Decemberists is The Crane Wife which is ranked number 695 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,707.

The Decemberists album bestography « Higher ranked (1,041st) This album (1,279th) Lower ranked (1,443rd) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 343 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 73.7/100, a mean average of 72.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 73.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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From 02/24/2018 10:41
Questo "The king is dead" ha una produzione più soft dei precedenti, un taglio più folk: i riferimenti che si possono trovare sono al primo Dylan elettrico, ai Waterboys ma anche ai R.E.M., oltre ai soliti rimandi agli anni settanta.
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From 07/05/2016 12:30
My favorite songs : Calamity song....Dear Avery.....All arise!....January hymn....Don't carry it all
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From 01/15/2016 18:26
It makes sense that The Decemberists would dive into roots music, and I hope they revisit this territory in the future.
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From 05/14/2015 23:06
Iwas pleasently suprised by their new sound. Dig it. No skipper tracks on this one for me. B+ MEZ
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From 02/18/2015 18:39
"Ewww, this album is so /simple/ and /country/! Gross!"

Ugh. That irritates me so much. BEA's typical bias against anything that sounds remotely southern and simple. This is a fantastic album that has many moments of brilliance. Sure, it's not the typical proggy Decemberists sound, but it is unique and heartfelt.
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From 12/10/2013 12:23
A regular album indeed. June Hymn is gorgeous.
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From 10/24/2013 19:32
I was initially very disappointed with this one. It's short, there's no theme (unless harmonica is a theme), and there is nary a mythical creature to be found. After two or three listens, nothing was standing out. But it did grow on me. Every band has to release their country album and we just have to enjoy what we can.
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From 07/31/2013 14:05
Stripped of much of the ambition that made them usually great and sometimes frustrating, this is the sound Decemberists will be remembered for. Gillian Welch compliments Colin Meloy beautifully and "This is Why We Fight" is a perfect song for the 2010s... or the 1960s, for that matter.
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From 05/08/2013 20:24
My least favorite Decemberists album. Almost feels like an overcompensation for the somewhat overly ambitions "The Hazards of Love". That said, it's not bad, even if this isn't my favorite sound for the band
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