The Hazards Of Love (album) by The Decemberists

The Hazards Of Love
The Hazards Of Love by The Decemberists
Year: 2009
Release date: 2009-03-24
Overall rank: 1,369th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 225 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2009 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (235th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,369th)
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The Decemberists bestography

The Hazards Of Love is ranked 4th 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 677 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,783.

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70/100
From 12/13/2017 22:35
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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From 01/15/2016 18:40
The Decemberists at their most sonically ambitious.
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75/100
From 05/14/2015 23:09
The concept angle to the tunes works, but too much prog for my wheelhouse. Solid album nonetheless for me. MEZ
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From 10/23/2013 22:14
Very good
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From 10/18/2013 18:00
It definitely requires a taste for prog-rock, but I put this among the greatest concept albums of all time.
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From 07/22/2013 06:43
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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From 05/26/2013 01:19
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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From 03/24/2013 15:04
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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From 12/31/2012 08:06
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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From 07/06/2012 01:09
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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