The Crane Wife (album) by The Decemberists

The Crane Wife
The Crane Wife by The Decemberists
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-10-03
Overall rank: 689th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 375 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2006 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (117th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (689th)
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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From 01/18/2020 18:52
Decemberists at their most progressive. It's beautiful and epic. Easily one of the greatest albums of 2006.
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From 12/21/2018 11:05
Definitely the best Decemberists album so far, but they just keep putting out great stuff! Their last two have been very good and very overlooked
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From 03/20/2018 23:14
A perfect indie rock album - a masterpiece. Each song telling an eloquent story. The version I have has After the Bombs, Culling of the Fold, Perfect Crime #1 +The Day I Knew You'd not Come back, and Hurdles Even here, which add to the greatness of the album. This album really show what a great writer Colin Meloy was.
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70/100
From 02/20/2018 21:01
Degli album dei Decemberists che ho conosciuto ( quasi tutti credo… ) "The crane wife" è sicuramente quello che mi è piaciuto di più: è più equilibrato nei suoni, le tendenze melodiche progressive sono tenute a freno, le canzoni sono migliori.
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From 02/15/2018 20:17
I forgot about this album for such a long time, and i just came back to it after years and i am in awe! The album is absolutely spectacular!
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From 03/05/2017 18:16
Favorite Tracks: O Valencia!, Shankhill Butchers & The Island-Come & See/The Landlords Daughter/You'll Not Feel The Drowning
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From 03/25/2016 18:15
Q What came first? Sigh No More or this?
A This.
Q The songs on this album sound alike?
A No.
Q Has influencies of pop rock and prog rock?
A Yeah. It can be seen on the first two tracks.
Q What's this album name?
A Decemberists aren't gonna top this, never again
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From 01/15/2016 18:59
The Decemberists know what they're doing.
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From 07/01/2015 15:32
Awesome stuff, best album I've heard from them so far (Still got a few to go though). The balance between complexity and catchiness is pulled off almost flawlessly.

8.5/10

Fav Tracks: The Island-Come & See/The Landlords Daughter/You'll Not Feel The Drowning, Shankhill Butchers.
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From 05/14/2015 22:58
No weak tracks on this one! Great stories, love the voaclists tone & production of the album Well done A+ MEZ
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