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Her Majesty The Decembrists


Download links and information about Her Majesty The Decembrists by The Decemberists. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 48:26 minutes.

Artist: The Decemberists
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 48:26
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No. Title Length
1. Shanty for the Arethusa 5:37
2. Billy Liar 4:08
3. Los Angeles, I'm Yours 4:17
4. The Gymnast, High Above the Ground 7:13
5. The Bachelor and the Bride 4:12
6. Song for the Myla Goldberg 3:33
7. The Soldiering Life 3:48
8. Red Right Ankle 3:29
9. The Chimbley Sweep 2:53
10. I Was Meant for the Stage 7:02
11. As I Rise 2:14



En route from Missoula, Montana to Portland, Oregon, the Decemberists' lead singer/songwriter Colin Meloy also stopped by Scotland and another century in his mind on the way. With a voice that often reflects the heavily enunciated cadence of Brit-cult rocker Robyn Hitchcock, Meloy leads his instrumentally adventurous quintet through songs often based in times far away with characters who speak in quaint colloquialisms ("Oh adhere to me / for we are bound by symmetry"). Featuring accordions, string sections, and horns, the arrangements are elaborate and free-spirited throughout the band's second studio album, sharing more in common with Scottish Indie-rock faves Belle & Sebastian than any Northwest rock ensemble. But for all its literary ambition - Meloy has a degree in English, natch - the songs come together over raw emotions that are timeless. "The Gymnast, High Above the Ground" is gray as the Pacific Northwest weather. "I Was Meant for the Stage" could be Meloy's own sly theatrical vision bubbling over the surface. It's only a matter of time before he writes a musical.