Friday, January 25, 2008

I know this is old...

Check out this NPR review from 2006 of one of my all-time favorite albums, The Crane Wife, by The Decemberists. Pretentious as hell and pure genius.
Quote by reviewer Will Hermes:
"'Look for me when the sun bright swallow sings upon the birch bough high?' Dude! You must be kidding. I thought that sort of rock posy faded away with Yes and Gentle Giant. But The Decemberists love of Old English, the linguistic mode, not the malt liquor, and for complex story songs, has led them to their new CD, the Crane Wife, which is colored by the odd-metered, merrily bombastic sound of 1970s British progressive rock. "

1 comment:

Barrie B said...

Thanks Greg for visiting my photoblog and your kind words.