It's a pity they started to suck, and go in a new direction, but it's a million times worse that Colin Meloy became an asshat about it. It's like fine, The King Is Dead is a pretty album, not my cup of tea. But this new album is just insulting. >:|
The Decemberists - Serafina Steer @ Ancienne Belgique, Bruxelles, le 24 février 2015
The new album is so incredibly wonderful, simple folk-pop/americana and so easy-listening in its beauty, that it's not for everyone. Just a listen is sufficient to know that the majority of pitchfork-ish people won't like it. Who cares though. It's addictive and I can't stop listening to it.
New album is a snoozefest. I tried to get into it, but it just didn't hold my attention. Nothing stood out to me. Maybe it will grow on me in time but for now I feel that it is not up to par with the rest of their material.