I’ve only listened to it once, so a grain of salt, but I think The Decemberists’ “The Crane Wife” might be the best album that ever was or ever will be. They’ve brought back some of the crunch of “The Tain” and skipped the musical-theater preciousness of “The Mariner’s Revenge Song” (which I liked! But still!).
October 4, 2006
The Decemberists’ "The Crane Wife"