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The Hazards Of Love (album) by The Decemberists

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The Hazards Of Love
The Hazards Of Love by The Decemberists (2009)
Release date: 2009-03-24
Overall rank: 1,149th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 215 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2009 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (216th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,149th)

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The Decemberists bestography

The Hazards Of Love 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 615 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,184.

The Decemberists album bestography « Higher ranked (870th) This album (1,149th) Lower ranked (1,172nd) »
PicaresqueThe Hazards Of LoveThe King is Dead

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75/100
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75/100
Looking to explore deep into The Decemberist’ back catalogue I went into this album completely blind and sweet mother of god! . A Rock Opera! . A god damn Rock Opera. To say I was surprised would be an understatement. The Decemberist’ AMERICAN IDIOT. The verdict? . Yeah it’s pretty good. I agree with previous posts that you need to listen to this album in its totality, I first listened on a long drive & it was perfect. The other suggestion I’d make is after your first listen look up the Hazards Of Love WIKI and learn the convoluted story under pinning the album then go back and listen to the album a second time. Finally my favourite parts of this release were the heaviest sections but the quiter moments work ok too. Easily one of my favourite Decemberist’ albums . Highly recommended if you haven’t listened to it.
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The Decemberists at their most sonically ambitious.
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The concept angle to the tunes works, but too much prog for my wheelhouse. Solid album nonetheless for me. MEZ
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It definitely requires a taste for prog-rock, but I put this among the greatest concept albums of all time.
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Probably their most theatrical and conceptual albums, which will divide listeners. Contains some of their mist powerful themes that are returned to throughout the record. Even manages to sound like Hendrix in places. I love it.
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Unique, mesmerizing, IMO a modern prog masterpiece. It can only be truly appreciated by listening from beginning to end without interruption. The "orchestrations", recapitulations of the main themes, etc. are truly brilliant, There is true genius here.
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Awesomely good album. Nice to see the concept album with repeating hooks/melodies making a majestic come-back. Picareque and Crane Wife were terrific, but this is another step up.
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I loved the story and the music at first, but it has fallen a bit flat as time goes on. Some tracks are still favorites though.
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Ambitious. I saw them perform this album from start to finish at a folk fest... holy smokes - it looked exhausting. Only the Decemberists can pull of a concept as intricate and intense in storyline as Hazards. Another strong entry in their catalog.
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Very few can pull off a concept album of this nature, but the Decemberists sound like they were born to do it.
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