Great Band. Great Album. The Decemberists are an authentic folk rock/indie band from Portland. They are the kind of band that will play upbeat pop to instrumental ballads. This album consists of more ballads, but the album is true Decemberists, primary instrument being guitar; and smooth, serene melodies.
E. Watson - ***** (a classic folk story based guitar song)
Foregone - ***** (more of a bluesy/rock folk song)
Burying Davy - ***** (darker sounding)
I4U & U4ME - **** (upbeat)
Tarkio, The New Pornographer, Death Cab for Cutie, State Radio