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Vinyl Decemberists - King Is Dead (Vinyl)

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Rolling Stone (p.68) - Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "Singer-songwriter Colin Meloy packs his storytelling eccentricities into pop-song packages of verse, hook and country-Smiths jangle..."
Spin (pp.63-66) - "Ten crisp roots-rock tunes in a mere 40 minutes....The singer appears most deeply engaged with THE KING IS DEAD's more direct, plainspoken moments..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.83) - "The band's latest set is more succinctly rewarding than anything it has done in years." -- Grade: A-
Uncut (p.76) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[This is] the Decembrists' most immediate and outgoing album....'Dear Avery' is another sublime essay in memory, separation and regret..."
Uncut (p.32) - Ranked #26 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[A] clutch of warm, literate country-rock songs."
Alternative Press (p.100) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'January Hymn' and 'June Hymn' flutter by like the gentle campfire ballads they evoke..."
CMJ - "THE KING OF DEAD focuses on what made the Decembrists famous in the first place: Colin Meloy's lyrical oddities and the group's pastoral sound."
Billboard (p.28) - "Lead singer Colin Meloy's irrepressible baritone in all its full-throated glory stands in stark contrast to the unplugged ensemble's dulcet tones."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The whole album is warm to the touch....[With] straightforward songs, transparent emotions, a little gift both to their fans and themselves."
Clash (Magazine) - "[H]arking back to the relative simplicity of PICARESQUE, this latest offering is a finessed folk-rock record to bring a little taste of long summer evening drives..."
Disc 1
1. Don't Carry It All
2. Calamity Song
3. Rise to Me
4. Rox in the Box
5. January Hymn
6. Down by the Water
7. All Arise!
8. June Hymn
9. This Is Why We Fight
10. Dear Avery
Musical Style: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Sub-Genre: Alternative Country
Genre: Miscellaneous
Record label: Capitol Records
Musical Artist: Decemberists
Software Format: Vinyl
Street Date: January 18, 2011
TCIN: 13473052
UPC: 5099964272719
Item Number (DPCI): 244-21-4013
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