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The Hazards of Love, released March 24, 2009, is the fifth album by The Decemberists. The album was inspired by an Anne Briggs EP titled The Hazards of Love. According to the band, frontman Colin Meloy set out to write a song with the album's title—eventually leading to an album in itself. Becky Stark (of Lavender Diamond) and Shara Worden (of My Brightest Diamond) provide guest vocals throughout the album.

The Hazards of Love centers around a love story… read more



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  • Avatar for sat_ustratoga
    Love it, favourite album, by far.
  • Avatar for mediocre
    Lovely album. Story wise, I get the strong feeling of listening to a modern opera piece. Only with modern type instruments and singing.
  • Avatar for cheesetrolley
    This is probably the most brilliant album the Decemberists have ever conjured up. Blows me the fuck away.
  • Avatar for haziemorse
    Love beyond words for this album. So beautiful!
  • Avatar for naotas_forehead
    I forgot how good Annan Water is. One of their best songs, in or out of context.
  • Avatar for RebelGlassZero
    I am apparently the only one who dislikes this.
  • Avatar for Marisoul
    This is the greatest collection of songs in the history of music. [2]
  • Avatar for ML_IDLM_KTN_12
    If i was a film director, I'd make this story into a film.
  • Avatar for khardman51
    This is one of the best albums of all time, hands down.
  • Avatar for tjd9
    This is the kind of record you have to listen to start from finish in one sitting. To me this is in the category as Wilco's "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."

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