Decoration Day (studio album) by Drive-By Truckers

Decoration Day by Drive-By Truckers
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 2,293rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 90 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2003 (49th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (412th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,293rd)
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Drive-By Truckers bestography

Decoration Day is ranked 3rd best out of 18 albums by Drive-By Truckers on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Drive-By Truckers is Southern Rock Opera which is ranked number 2248 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 718.

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78/100 (from 90 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 76.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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From 10/04/2016 17:01
One of the things Drive-By Truckers do best is to examine life in the American South from a variety of perspectives, an approach that works so well on Decoration Day because of the strength of three enormously talented singer-songwriters in Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, and Jason Isbell. I can remember an argument I had with some guy about the meaning of these lyrics from Jason Isbell's "Outfit": "Don't call what you're wearing an outfit / Don't ever say your car is broke." Should a Southern man refrain from saying his car is "broke" because the diction makes him sound like a dumbass redneck? Or because it implies that he can't fix his car himself? It's important.
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From 10/18/2013 17:35
It's a shame that the Truckers don't enjoy a wider audience. They have a truly impressive catalogue, and this one is the absolute peak: three singer-songwriters at the top of their game. The lyrical content alone makes this a must-own.
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From 02/12/2012 21:55
Darker than the previous DBT albums, Decoration Day benefits from fine songs by Jason Isbell, as well as some different takes on subject matter, from incest to suicide to Southern feuds. Souther rock is alive and well, thank you!
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