The Decemberists

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The Decemberists review – having a whale of a time
The Portland hipsters have been forging a direct new electronic sound, but still treat a boisterous crowd to their beloved storytelling hits – and a monster surprise

Betty Clarke

08, Nov, 2018 @1:43 PM

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Offa Rex: Queen of Hearts review – folk-rock that's full of heart, soul and sunlight

Jude Rogers

13, Jul, 2017 @6:00 PM

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Offa Rex: The Queen of Hearts review – Olivia Chaney and the Decembrists rock

Neil Spencer

09, Jul, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about spying
There’s a sinister subterfuge running through the playlist this week, with artists from Bauhaus to King Creosote collected by a reader on a mission

Andrew Morrissey

05, May, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend: songs about knives results playlist
RR regular Shoegazer has picked this week’s playlist, which you can read about and listen to here as we continue our slightly tweaked format


25, Feb, 2016 @12:13 PM

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Books about Portland: readers' picks
The Pacific Northwestern city offers a range of reads, from jazz era tales to bleak portrayals of modern American life. Here are some of our readers’ favourites

Marta Bausells

14, May, 2015 @5:01 PM

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The Decemberists review – pleasing variety and declamatory forcefulness
Choirmaster Colin Meloy leads fevered audience participation as the polite Oregon quintet bring their broad, hook-filled folk-influenced indie to Britain

Graeme Virtue

16, Feb, 2015 @5:45 PM

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Songs for swinging authors: can novelists write good lyrics?
Forget moon in June. Today’s pop lyrics are written by Pulitzer-winning novelists. Dorian Lynskey talks to the writers muscling into pop – and the musicians flirting with fiction

Dorian Lynskey

21, Jan, 2015 @6:33 PM

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Five new albums to try this week: Sleater-Kinney, Mark Ronson and more
The pros and cons of pressing play on new releases from Curtis Harding’s neo-soul to the Decemberists’ latest poppy folk. What will you be listening to?

Tshepo Mokoena

19, Jan, 2015 @9:45 AM

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The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World review – an irrepressible return
The indie-folk rockers’ first album in four years is enjoyably diverse, writes Phil Mongredien

Phil Mongredien

18, Jan, 2015 @8:00 AM

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The Decemberists: What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World review – huge choruses in heartfelt songs
The Decemberists continue down the path that led to 2011’s hit album The King Is Dead, and it suits them well, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

15, Jan, 2015 @9:45 PM

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The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World: Album stream
The Decemberists’ last album topped the US charts, so have a listen to the follow up from these literary folkies and let us know your thoughts!

Guardian music

13, Jan, 2015 @12:33 PM

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