Vinyl love: The Decemberists “The king is dead”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: The Decemberists
Album Title: The king is dead
Year released: 2011
Details: Gatefold sleeve, 180 gram

The skinny: The Portland-based five-piece’s 5th record is a pretty straightforward album, as far as The Decemberists go. Focusing smartly this time on the American folk tradition, the band received support from Gillian Welch, Laura Veirs, and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck. It’s lovely stuff.

Standout track: “This is why we fight”

7 replies on “Vinyl love: The Decemberists “The king is dead””

Yeah. A little. I really like what they do with their artwork and band photos. The back cover photo reminds me a bit of Fisherman’s blues.

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