Indeed! Do you like it or hate it, Jen? There doesn't seem to be much middle ground for that album.Originally Posted by JenTheSurvivah!
I just got a whole slew of stuff:
Her Majesty by The Decemberists - Magnificent album. It jumps around a lot, stylistically, but it's chock-full of beautiful moments, be it a bouncy, Beatles-y piano; soaring string quartet, or the ever-present seafaring accordian. Love it!
Castaways and Cutouts by The Decemberists - Not quite as adventurous as Her Majesty and more rooted in folksy numbers, but it's wonderful, as well. The final track is worth the price of the CD.
Feb. 4th - 14th 1998 by Long Hind Legs - I got this one free with my Decemberists albums because I ordered directly from the label. It's not horrible, but it's pretty unextraordinary synth-pop done by two guys who definitely can't sing in falsetto.
Won't You Dance With this Man? by Slim Moon - This one was also free from the label (Kill Rock Stars). Um, it's a spoken word CD. Haven't really had time to digest it yet. . . .
Push Barman to Open Old Wounds by Belle & Sebastian - This is a two-disc compilation of all the EPs that Belle & Sebastian released from 1997 to 2001. It's fantastic.