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The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love

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The Decemberists The Hazards of Love
Record Label: Capitol
Release Date: March 17, 2009
This review is a user submitted review from Travis Parno. You can see all of Travis Parno's submitted reviews here.
 
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01:52 PM on 03/19/09
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owiseone35
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Thank you for reviewing this I absolutely adore this record. Top 5 AOTY worthy for sure.
02:20 PM on 03/19/09
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hahaha, wow, you weren't kidding about the iambic pentameter. Awesome.
02:35 PM on 03/19/09
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great great album
03:26 PM on 03/19/09
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Gregory Robson
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The wordsmiths of the world have just fainted. That....was.....something!
Freaking awesome dude.
As for the album, I'm having trouble loving it. I think it needs to grow on me. Right now I marginally hate it.
03:36 PM on 03/19/09
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Completely agree with this review, love this record
03:46 PM on 03/19/09
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Feenay! Fee hee hee hee heenay!
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Arguably one of the best pieces of writing I've ever seen on this site. Kudos!
06:37 PM on 03/19/09
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Oops I downloaded the hazards of love IV and the abduction of margaret, I guess I'm missing the story
07:47 PM on 03/19/09
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Haha I've been so excited for you guys to post this review! I figured it was either going to be an AP darling or panned by the staff gods. Glad to you see you love it like I do!

Also, your review is very well written. I found it to be remarkably pointed and concise. Also, you did well to address fans of the previous album without muddling your focus by diverting yourself completely to prior discography. It serves as a great hook to draw readers into your review. Lastly, your vocabulary reflects the writing style of the band, so it's impressively evident that you truly immersed yourself in the work before writing. Haha, not that it matters, but you really floored me with your review.
06:15 AM on 03/20/09
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Sounds intriguing. I'm interested. I might go get this.
06:54 AM on 03/20/09
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What a wonderfully poetic review to match the storytelling of The Decemberists :)
07:12 AM on 03/20/09
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I need to get this ASAP
07:14 AM on 03/20/09
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Thank god it got a good review here. I read the ew review, who i normally trust, and they gave it an aweful one. I was so scared the ablum really might be bad. That would have ruined my year.
07:16 AM on 03/20/09
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The first time I listened to this album, I hated it.
The second time, I started to get what the band was going for.
The third time, I realized this is one of the most unique, enjoyable albums I have heard in a long time.
Excellent review! Definitely give this album a few listens.
07:31 AM on 03/20/09
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This review was masterful.

I hope the album stands up to the craft with which it was praised. Well done, sir.

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