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The Crane Wife (album) by The Decemberists

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The Crane Wife
The Crane Wife by The Decemberists (2006)
Release date: 2006-10-03
Overall rank: 610th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 356 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2006 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (113th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (610th)

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The Crane Wife is ranked as the best album by The Decemberists.

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From JulianR
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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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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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 Vatsal
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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Favorite Tracks: O Valencia!, Shankhill Butchers & The Island-Come & See/The Landlords Daughter/You'll Not Feel The Drowning
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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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The Decemberists know what they're doing.
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85/100
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 Mez123
No weak tracks on this one! Great stories, love the voaclists tone & production of the album Well done A+ MEZ
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From Gigantic
The Decemberists had always been a very self-aware sort of homage/parody to indulgently epic and dramatic Romantic literature, but their fucking masterpiece, The Crane Wife, introduced this ever present sincerity holding on behind the tongue-in-cheek that made the album incredibly powerful and emotive, capturing (along with the epic, progressive turns) the spirit of the books they had loved and parodied.
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