The Crane Wife (studio album) by The Decemberists

The Crane Wife by The Decemberists
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-10-03
Overall rank: 696th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 406 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2006 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (110th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (696th)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.3/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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85/100
From 02/12/2022 16:29
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Naaaaa qué disco tan peculiar e idiosincrático, y es muy bueno a decir verdad. Encima se inspiran en la Guerra Civil americana y en libros de Shakespeare para las letras de las canciones. Me parece una pasada tremenda. Mis canciones favoritas: The Crane Wife 3, Sons & Daughters, The Island (la de 12 minutos). Muy muy contento con el sentimiento final que me ha dejado este disco.
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From 09/02/2021 02:28
Just listened to this for the first time in 2021. Amazing stuff!
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85/100
From 08/26/2021 10:32
A great album, that has some really stand out tracks. The song writing on the record is fantastic and definitely worth a look into. Every song matches the style and tone the group is going for, making a very cohesive and complete album. I really enjoy the instrumentation as well on this album. While there are a few weak tracks and it does seem to slow a bit in the middle the rest of the music is outstanding and really captivated me whilst I was listening. Overall, an experimental and thoroughly enjoyable album.
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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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Favorite Tracks: O Valencia!, Shankhill Butchers & The Island-Come & See/The Landlords Daughter/You'll Not Feel The Drowning
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