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The best album by The Decemberists is The Crane Wife which is ranked number 581 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 3,722.

The Decemberists is ranked number 220 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 11,656.

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The Decemberists best albums

The following albums by The Decemberists are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1.

The Crane WifeUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2006Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:3,722
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  78/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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2.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,450
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:850
Average Rating:  78/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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3.

The Hazards Of LoveUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2009Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2009:17Rank Score:1,987
Rank in 2000s198Overall Rank:1,042
Average Rating:  75/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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The King is DeadUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2011Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2011:24Rank Score:1,762
Rank in 2010s100Overall Rank:1,162
Average Rating:  73/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Castaways And CutoutsUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2002Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2002:35Rank Score:1,152
Rank in 2000s343Overall Rank:1,634
Average Rating:  79/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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6.

Her Majesty The DecemberistsUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2003Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2003:103Rank Score:380
Rank in 2000s938Overall Rank:3,931
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful WorldUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2015Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2015:117Rank Score:171
Rank in 2010s1,003Overall Rank:7,297
Average Rating:  69/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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The Tain / 5 SongsUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2004Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 2004:814Rank Score:11
Rank in 2000s8,744Overall Rank:33,508
Average Rating:  75/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Long Live The KingUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2011Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 2011:1,132Rank Score:9
Rank in 2010s7,651Overall Rank:35,442
Average Rating:  72/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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5 SongsUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2001Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 2001:862Rank Score:7
Rank in 2000s9,808Overall Rank:38,427
Average Rating:  79/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 220

This may not be a complete discography for The Decemberists. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Decemberists best tracks

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1.The Engine Driver
(from the album Picaresque)
 88/100 (42 votes)
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2.The Mariner's Revenge Song
(from the album Picaresque)
 88/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.The Crane Wife 1 And 2
(from the album The Crane Wife)
 87/100 (55 votes)
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4.16 Military Wives
(from the album Picaresque)
 86/100 (44 votes)
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5.We Both Go Down Together
(from the album Picaresque)
 86/100 (37 votes)
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6.The Crane Wife 3
(from the album The Crane Wife)
 86/100 (59 votes)
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7.The Infanta
(from the album Picaresque)
 85/100 (38 votes)
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8.Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect
(from the album Castaways And Cutouts)
 85/100 (30 votes)
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9.Eli, The Barrow Boy
(from the album Picaresque)
 84/100 (33 votes)
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10.The Sporting Life
(from the album Picaresque)
 84/100 (33 votes)
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11.Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
(from the album The Crane Wife)
 84/100 (53 votes)
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12.The Island-Come & See/The Landlords Daughter/You'll Not Feel The Drowning
(from the album The Crane Wife)
 84/100 (53 votes)
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13.The Bagman's Gambit
(from the album Picaresque)
 84/100 (31 votes)
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14.On The Bus Mall
(from the album Picaresque)
 84/100 (29 votes)
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15.O Valencia!
(from the album The Crane Wife)
 84/100 (54 votes)
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16.Summersong
(from the album The Crane Wife)
 83/100 (49 votes)
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17.Down By The Water
(from the album The King is Dead)
 83/100 (50 votes)
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18.The Wanting Comes In Waves / Repaid
(from the album The Hazards Of Love)
 83/100 (33 votes)
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19.Sons And Daughters
(from the album The Crane Wife)
 82/100 (49 votes)
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20.Of Angels And Angles
(from the album Picaresque)
 82/100 (26 votes)
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The Decemberists ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 50 votes)
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From timcrapnell 10/17/2015 21:16
Great band live or recorded
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Rating:  
80/100
From awesomness425 07/17/2015 05:41
I rate it an 8, but i'm just gonna say it ain't bad..it's folk so i automatically highly enjoy it so ay
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From That-Cali-Logic 03/09/2015 22:23
Nice band. The Crane Wife is their masterwork. But their other albums are worth checking out too.
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Rating:  
95/100
From ewhittenburg 11/05/2014 16:52
One of the great live acts I've ever seen. Smart, catchy songs.
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95/100
From tomr37 07/22/2013 06:39
Absolutely superb band. Each album has a distinct character. In general they are a highly theatrical story-telling band; terrific musicians and wonderful arrangements.
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Rating:  
90/100
From MCOTho 03/27/2013 02:38
Very very cool band!
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75/100
From FieryGunHand 10/14/2012 08:14
Great live band - one of the few that really engage with their audience, these days - and they are building up a great catalogue of albums. Hazards of Love is awesome, with Picaresque and Crane Wife not far behind.
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From Defago 09/29/2012 21:14
Great music. Musically, these guys know what they're doing, and it shows (The Island's latter half, for example). Interesting lyrics, too.
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90/100
From Rikuff 09/17/2012 23:06
I love their sound
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Rating:  
85/100
From junodog4 08/07/2012 16:11
Love the descriptor by Paladisiac - literate indie prog rock. Quite fitting. The Decemberists are smarter than your average band...
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