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eduardo76
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 7:33
 

Something Leonard Cohen-esque about this one.
arserocket
(Effluence)
Posted: Jan 09, 2018 13:44
 

He has a great voice - he sounds like no other singer I can think of - top band
nelsonha
(NOR * CAL)
Posted: Oct 09, 2017 20:06
 

I see a lot of hate for these guys and I get it.  Meloy's voice can be irritating.  I really love their music however and that makes it more bearable tolerating Meloy and I've begun liking his distinctive sound(albeit still annoying a bit).
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 14:04
 

milleronic wrote:
Something Van Morrison-esque about this one.

  
Something Wan Chipmunk-esque about this one.    
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 6:48
 

 milleronic wrote:
Something Van Morrison-esque about this one.
 
It may be the mellow, waltz time and the instrumentation that make it sound reminiscent of some of Morrison's work.
pfwashburn9485
Posted: Mar 19, 2017 6:12
 

I have a soft heart for any love song . Wonderful !
Rozsa
(Zuri Oberland, Switzerland)
Posted: Mar 14, 2017 0:42
 

Beautiful. It's not rock. Not supposed to be {#Smile}
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Jan 17, 2017 11:07
 

 Stingray wrote:
This is not rock music!

This is..., I do not know what this is! 

 
Alas, there is much you do not know Stink Ray
Kaisersosay
(Mighty Mighty Bostown)
Posted: Nov 17, 2016 9:16
 

And now time to go back to the negative comments,,, this guys voi..........oh never mind....just use a PSD
lathyris
(Houston, TX)
Posted: Oct 17, 2016 7:56
 

Time to break up the foul stream of negative comments with a little spark of optimism: these guys write some really, truly beautiful songs, and I'm so happy RP introduced me to them.
DaveInVA
(In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA)
Posted: Oct 06, 2016 17:30
 

Yuck, PSD time...
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 12:03
 

"It's baaaaad - a bad bad baaaaaaaaad, oh so baaad"    p-u this guy's voice is like hearing a cranky baby
ElCamoteLoco
(Latin America)
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 12:00
 

This is just a brilliant song.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Aug 15, 2016 12:17
 

Sorry, RP. The Decembrists are on my short list of auto psd's. Their artistic intent is fine, the execution is wanting. Gimme a blast of PT. 
lily34
(GTFO)
Posted: Aug 09, 2016 6:57
 

ugh. these guys are the worst.
4merdj
(donde el viento se devuelve)
Posted: May 05, 2016 15:45
 

Beautiful love song ... {#Sunny} 
DocStrangelove
Posted: May 03, 2016 9:10
 

Going to see them at Ottawa Bluesfest this Summer!
peyotecoyote
(London, Ontario)
Posted: Jan 01, 2016 12:23
 

lovely 💜
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Nov 13, 2015 6:28
 

 fredriley wrote:
Curses upon RP for repeatedly playing The Decembrists. I happily slagged them off bigtime as flash in the pan nu-nu-folk along the lines of Poshboy & Sons, but the more I've been exposed to them the more they've wormed their insidious way into my brain such that I'm going to get some of their CDs. Don't you just hate it when your initial prejudices get taken away from you? 8 from the assimilated Nottingham jury.

 
I've just got this album and I think it's great.  His vocals used to grate on me hugely but the beauty of some of their work overrides it.
Neelo
(Dublin Ireland)
Posted: Nov 04, 2015 8:19
 

Touch of David Kitt about this track 
arserocket
(S.O.B in an S.U.V)
Posted: Nov 04, 2015 8:18
 

Love it - what a sweet voice and sound...   {#Laughing}
hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Nov 04, 2015 8:16
 

The more I listen to this group the more I enjoy it.
crogers
(Sunny California)
Posted: Sep 11, 2015 14:42
 

Not hearing straining of any kind on this track — this whole piece is, I think, right in his wheelhouse. 

drucev wrote:
I feel the same way, he sounds like he strains way too hard and not in a good way. 

Kind of like Robert Plant was a great screamer on first couple of Led Zep albums and it worked to great effect on e.g. Whole Lotta Love but sounded way overwrought on some slower stuff.
 
drucev
(Brooklyn, NY)
Posted: Aug 30, 2015 19:42
 

I feel the same way, he sounds like he strains way too hard and not in a good way. 

Kind of like Robert Plant was a great screamer on first couple of Led Zep albums and it worked to great effect on e.g. Whole Lotta Love but sounded way overwrought on some slower stuff.


 
jagdriver wrote:
I liked these guys eight years ago, but now I'm just thoroughly annoyed by Colin's voice. If someone else took on the lead vocal slot and he shut up, I'd probably really like their music.

 


Sportscam
(salt lake city)
Posted: Jun 23, 2015 12:31
 

These guys put on a terrific show. Great LIVE!


jhorton
(Trailer Park on Cape Cod)
Posted: Jun 21, 2015 14:42
 

Love this band, love this album.

LOVE MY 10TH ROW CENTER TICKETS TO SEE THEM IN BOSTON THIS SEPTEMBER!

{#Guitarist}  {#Drummer}  {#Bananajam} 
jagdriver
(Now with a New York state of mind)
Posted: Jun 12, 2015 9:09
 

I liked these guys eight years ago, but now I'm just thoroughly annoyed by Colin's voice. If someone else took on the lead vocal slot and he shut up, I'd probably really like their music.
crogers
(Sunny California)
Posted: May 31, 2015 18:00
 

 stegokitty wrote:
Moundain? Foundain?
I know it's not an overdone Dolby nor that he's incapable of pronouncing the letter "t" because he says "betray" and "water" just fine.
Other than that, I like the tune well enough. It's "acceptable" , a 4 for now.

 
Perhaps wauder is to water as foundain is to fountain?
johnybladex
Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:49
 

Incredible good music! Thank you Radio Paradise!!
stegokitty
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 16:41
 

Moundain? Foundain?
I know it's not an overdone Dolby nor that he's incapable of pronouncing the letter "t" because he says "betray" and "water" just fine.
Other than that, I like the tune well enough. It's "acceptable" , a 4 for now.
jocelynsart
Posted: Mar 20, 2015 16:40
 

wow, what a beautiful song and haunting beautiful voice
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Mar 18, 2015 12:51
 

 fredriley wrote:
Curses upon RP for repeatedly playing The Decembrists. I happily slagged them off bigtime as flash in the pan nu-nu-folk along the lines of Poshboy & Sons, but the more I've been exposed to them the more they've wormed their insidious way into my brain such that I'm going to get some of their CDs. Don't you just hate it when your initial prejudices get taken away from you? 8 from the assimilated Nottingham jury.

 
Heh...yeah
TJOpootertoot
(Toronto)
Posted: Mar 09, 2015 8:04
 

I gradually got sold on The Decemberists, particularly thanks to RP. I can understand why some might find the vocal style (and his tendency to use 10-dollar words) annoying but I think the last two albums are pretty darned great.

This new one has some great melodies and while this isn't my fave, this minor key waltz does have a wonderful melancholy, folksy vibe. It's like of those Band songs that sounds like it comes from a different age... 
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Mar 09, 2015 8:04
 

These dudes join Arcade Fire in my auto PSD functionality. Rock and roll or something non-formulaic and high energy seems lost on these people. 
pinto
(west meade)
Posted: Mar 06, 2015 12:17
 

 maggierob wrote:
So far, a 6. I always start out thinking the Decembrists are cool, and then I end up hating every song I hear. In this case, the guy has toned down some of his more execrable enunciations, and the lyrics are not *quite* as precious and cloying. Maybe I'll bump it up on another listen . . . maybe not.

 
totally feel the same way.  Time to move on to something more cheerful
crogers
(Sunny California)
Posted: Feb 13, 2015 15:42
 

Perhaps it's not so much assimilation as it is simple appreciation.  It's been said that when given a fair chance and enough time, most things in life that are truly worthy will grow on you more like flowers than like mold.  Of course, when the flowers turn to mold, it's time for a new bouquet...
 


fredriley wrote:
Curses upon RP for repeatedly playing The Decembrists. I happily slagged them off bigtime as flash in the pan nu-nu-folk along the lines of Poshboy & Sons, but the more I've been exposed to them the more they've wormed their insidious way into my brain such that I'm going to get some of their CDs. Don't you just hate it when your initial prejudices get taken away from you? 8 from the assimilated Nottingham jury.

 


fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Feb 11, 2015 7:16
 

Curses upon RP for repeatedly playing The Decembrists. I happily slagged them off bigtime as flash in the pan nu-nu-folk along the lines of Poshboy & Sons, but the more I've been exposed to them the more they've wormed their insidious way into my brain such that I'm going to get some of their CDs. Don't you just hate it when your initial prejudices get taken away from you? 8 from the assimilated Nottingham jury.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jan 22, 2015 8:35
 

 milleronic wrote:
Something Van Morrison-esque about this one.

 
Something Wan Chipmunk-esque about this one.
maggierob
Posted: Jan 05, 2015 13:37
 

So far, a 6. I always start out thinking the Decembrists are cool, and then I end up hating every song I hear. In this case, the guy has toned down some of his more execrable enunciations, and the lyrics are not *quite* as precious and cloying. Maybe I'll bump it up on another listen . . . maybe not.
Bleyfusz
Posted: Jan 05, 2015 13:36
 

 DaidyBoy wrote:
Like this one a lot. My favourite from them this far.

 
Mine also. Maybe it's because of what milleronic says below.
Tana
(Lancaster, PA)
Posted: Jan 05, 2015 13:34
 

First time I've heard this and I think it's beautiful.
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: Jan 05, 2015 13:33
 

 hayduke2 wrote:
my god this band stinks, have you read those "lyrics", they are a lame joke from A Mighty Wind
 
chuckle, chuckle
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jan 02, 2015 18:30
 

my god this band stinks, have you read those "lyrics", they are a lame joke from A Mighty Wind
gregskrtic
(Stuck in the middle with you)
Posted: Jan 02, 2015 18:28
 

 Stingray wrote:
This is not rock music!

This is..., I do not know what this is! 

 
does it matter?  seems to me the only thing that matters is if one likes it or not—and if not then hit PSD and move on.
Kaw
(Apeldoorn (The Netherlands))
Posted: Dec 22, 2014 0:31
 

Released: 2015
Last play: Dec 21, 2014
Nice!

I like the song too. 
crogers
(Sunny California)
Posted: Dec 18, 2014 16:18
 

 Stingray wrote:
This is not rock music!

This is..., I do not know what this is! 

 
Not sure what you'd want to call it, or why, or if it matters.  But at this particular time, Bill has thoughtfully played this immediately after Crowded House's "Four Seasons in One Day" which you seemed to find quite enjoyable, if your posts are to be taken literally...  Some would say that the CH song isn't rock music either.  Some might also find certain similarities between the two songs.  Like, a lot of similarities.   It's never been said that RP is a rock-only venue anyway.  

Come on, stretch a little Stinger!  You have a heart in there somewhere, we just know you do!
 
ploba
(the other coast and hang a left)
Posted: Dec 16, 2014 10:57
 

 o yes, and Lake Song is very reminiscent of astral weeks as well 

milleronic wrote:
Something Van Morrison-esque about this one.

 


Stingray
Posted: Dec 15, 2014 13:05
 

This is not rock music!

This is..., I do not know what this is! 
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Dec 05, 2014 7:12
 

Like this one a lot. My favourite from them this far.
milleronic
(Minnesota)
Posted: Dec 02, 2014 12:12
 

Something Van Morrison-esque about this one.