The Decemberists

The Crane Wife



I'm going through a Decemberists revival phase right now... This is their most critically acclaimed album (for good reason), but presupposes that you can handle their sound (nasally vocals, old-timey-hipster-themes, 12-piece jug band ensembles, etc). That said, this is solid. My favorite tracks include "The Island", "The Crane Wife 3", and "O Valencia!". If you need one track to test the waters and see if you could do the whole thing, take "Sons & Daughters", which is the closest thing to a radio-worthy mainstream single on here (and was covered by Dwight's beet farming family on a late-season episode of The Office)

Most Popular Tracks
  1. The Crane Wife 3
  2. Sons & Daughters
  3. O Valencia!
  4. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
  5. Summersong
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