I was shocked when I heard the opening chords to the Decemberists’ 2006 release, The Crane Wife. (The song is called “The Crane Wife 3,” while “The Crane Wife 1 & 2” finish the album, for some… Read More »The Crane Wife – The Decemberists Become Accessible!
After listening to the Decemberists’ song “We Both Go Down Together,” I am left with one lingering question: Why didn’t R.E.M. sue the band for plagiarism? The third cut from the album Picaresque, “We Both Go… Read More »‘We Both Go Down Together’: Did the Decemberists Rip Off R.E.M.?
Oh yeah. I went there. Dare I question the darlings of indie rock, that quirky yet mesmerizing group from Portland called the Decemberists? Despite loud accolades from such publications as Paste Magazine and recommendations from many… Read More »Are the Decemberists Overrated?