Release date
22 Mar 2005
Running length
11 tracks
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1 The Infanta 5:07 237,404
1 We Both Go Down Together 3:04 219,661
2 Eli, the Barrow Boy 3:11 184,810
3 The Sporting Life 4:39 180,293
4 From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea) 3:42 151,602
5 The Bagman's Gambit 7:03 156,802
6 16 Military Wives 4:53 150,278
7 The Engine Driver 4:15 202,305
8 Of Angels and Angles 2:27 155,545
9 On the Bus Mall 6:05 164,130
10 The Mariner's Revenge Song 8:47 171,406

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  • flyingwill

    I've listened to all their stuff from the newest to the oldest. This is their worst.

    16 Jan 6:31pm Reply
  • jwyei

    I have been remember way now I listen new music

    3 Sep 2013 Reply
  • transparentman

    I've listened to all their stuff from the newest to the oldest. This is their best.

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • itsjennyhickman

    Probably my favorite album ever. <3

    14 Dec 2011 Reply
  • valerus

    so gooooood

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • oasisaint

    wut.. The Crane Wife got me into Decemberists but this album totally made me head over heels for them :s

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Oniren

    Love it! I'd say this album falls just short of The Crane Wife for being their best.

    18 Aug 2010 Reply
  • EmiMaCherie

    Have you seen The Decemberists: A Practical Handbook? The way they recorded this album is fantastic!

    3 Aug 2010 Reply
  • icanhaveablast

    Maybe my favorite D's record.

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Denitz

    Don't misunderstand me... this is a tremendous record... but The Crane Wife is their masterpiece. This is a mere collection of great tracks... but The Crane Wife comes together as an album much better than Picaresque does.

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • Andreahhhh

    Oh my God, this album defined 2005/2006. I am overwhelmed with nostalgia right now

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Angelfirenze

    This and Hazards of Love are my favorites, with the exception of 'The Bachelor and the Bride' from Her Majesty.

    16 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Craigsly

    Crane Wife and Castaways & Cutouts owns this. Not to say this isn't good, just a bit disappointing to these ears.

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • occer

    The best.

    29 Dec 2009 Reply
  • beenyisagreeny

    album cover fucking sucks for a favorite

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • ello_moto

    this is my favorite.

    25 Oct 2009 Reply
  • kriep

    With no doubt their best.

    30 Jul 2009 Reply
  • c_hasty

    gahh, my favorite Cd... or one of them, anyways :] Best album by The Decemberists, that's for sure!

    25 Jun 2009 Reply
  • buckcherrybitch

    fucking awesome, the Decemberists strongest album, and by far, a fucking classic in the alternative rock world

    30 Apr 2009 Reply
  • assimilate

    I love the folksie aspects of this album (Eli, Engine Driver, Bus Mall.)

    5 Apr 2009 Reply
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