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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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  • This is probably the most brilliant album the Decemberists have ever conjured up. Blows me the fuck away.
  • Love beyond words for this album. So beautiful!
  • I forgot how good Annan Water is. One of their best songs, in or out of context.
  • I am apparently the only one who dislikes this.
  • This is the greatest collection of songs in the history of music. [2]
  • If i was a film director, I'd make this story into a film.
  • This is one of the best albums of all time, hands down.
  • 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."
  • well said.
  • If you hate this album, you can go fuck yourself <3

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