The King Is Dead

Label
Capitol Records
Release date
14 Jan 2011
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
40:29

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Don't Carry It All 4:15 127,800
2 Calamity Song 3:47 134,200
3 Rise To Me 4:58 112,120
4 Rox In The Box 3:07 144,920
5 January Hymn 3:11 114,000
6 Down by the Water 3:48 161,965
7 All Arise! 3:08 112,856
8 June Hymn 3:56 105,034
9 This Is Why We Fight 5:29 124,696
10 Dear Avery 4:50 85,642

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Released 17 Jan 2011.

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  • timricemorissey

    not as good as the rest

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • shine_sunfish

    What I love most about them (among the many, many things that I love) is that they never do what's expected. They do what they want, and they make it their own. The overall style of this album may be a departure for them, but the lines running through the lyrics and the passion of the artists ties this album undeniably to the rest. Keep up the good work, and the "true" fans old and new will follow. <3

    26 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Fonzythedog

    Poster below me is confirmed autist.

    17 Oct 2012 Reply
  • lukematt2000

    I got this album when it first came out, I didn't like it at first, but then I gave it more listens, it's one of my favorite albums now.

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Motiv3ter

    Not their best but still an excellent album with some stellar tracks.

    22 Aug 2012 Reply
  • gooose87

    @shauno5166 I definitely agree with you. You're missing Her Majesty however with is also excellent.

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • gooose87

    Castaways and cutouts: perfect Picaresque: perfect The Crane Wife: perfect Hazards of love: decent The King is Dead: I nearly shot myself Well at least there first three albums are still fantastic. Hopefully there next album wont be awful [2]

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • kissesneverdie

    You're full of it, this album is perfect from start to finish. There isn't one boring track here.

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • shauno5166

    Castaways and cutouts: perfect Picaresque: perfect The Crane Wife: perfect Hazards of love: decent The King is Dead: I nearly shot myself Well at least there first three albums are still fantastic. Hopefully there next album wont be awful

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • mario_marinato

    This album is on my 2011 Top 10: http://www.osarcofago.blogspot.com/2011/12/os-melhores-discos-de-2011-parte-1.html

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
  • naotas_forehead

    The hidden track at the end of This Is Why We Fight is my favorite song on the album. And I'm being 70% serious.

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • farmgirlblues

    I hadn't listened to this album all the way through in a while (I assume that having "June Hymn" on repeat all summer doesn't really count). I gave it a listen last night and just fell in love all over again. I liked "The King is Dead" just fine at first but it has grown on me to an unreal extent.

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • klay7500

    Like everyone else said, this and Crane Wife are dangerously close for their best album.

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • theblackjay

    The further we go along this year, I realize how wonderful an album this is. In same sentiments as recent posters, The Crane Wife is my favorite by them, this is close and getting closer.

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • beyondmountains

    I'm seriously debating whether or not to call this their best album. The only rival for me would be Crane Wife.

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
  • a-Me-with-a-You

    The one to beat for album of the year...

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    "The Crane Wife" was always my favorite by them, but this one may have overtaken it. And after seeing them perform (in support of it) last night, that was the final thing that did it. They were more playful on stage! And really happy to have everyone hear the new stuff, which the crowd ate up. If you can, make sure to catch this album's tour! :D

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • AceOfSpades24

    June and January Hymns are awesome. Also I'm a sucker for harmonicas.

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • ubermenschean

    Wow, what a damned good album. I am very surprised it is this good, definitely the best I've heard by this band so far.

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • skippingboy123

    HATE: "All Arise". DISLIKE: "Rox in the Box". LIKE: "Rise to Me", "Dear Avery", "Calmity Song" REALLY LIKE: "Don't Carry It All", "This Is Why We Fight" LOVE: "January Hymn", "Down by the Water", "January Hymn" That's my feelings for the album.

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
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