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The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
Rough Trade, 2011 [rating:8/10] The Decemberists discard the costumes and dispense with the theatre, no longer both court jester and minstrel on their sixth album, for you see, The King Is Dead. An amusing title, if you care to acknowledge the obvious Smiths connotation, but such inferences end there. With its deep-rooted Americana feel,