Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Electric Mustache Test Ride | The Decemberists "The Hazards of Love"

If you combined a fire breathing dragon a dolphin and the balls of Led Zeppelin, then threw them in a blender, then poured in a cup of awesome, THEN popped that shit on puree for about 20 seconds what would you get? You would fucking get The Hazards of Love! the new album from The Decemberists. I was lucky enough to get my dirty blogger hands on a copy of the album (I got it from the label so chill out web sheriff) yesterday and it's been repeating on my iPhone, iPod and my iTunes non stop.

(This has nothing to do with anything but I really hate Kirk Cameron)

I am sure you have heard The Rakes Song by now (and if not then click HERE then come back) but the Rakes Song is just a taste of the madness Colin n' crew have in store for you this time around.

I would like to pause here and let you all know that going forward we here at Electric Mustache are not going to give you a bunch of hokey reviews about how the songs make us "feel" or that they sound like "a cold brook trout splashing on a brisk summer morning" we are going to tell you if it kicks ass or not, whether or not you should buy it and what the stand out track don't get my wrong we will always give you a retarded analogy that will probably involve dragons or fire but we know you can listen and decide how the music makes you "feel" for yourself.

Now back to the review...If you didn't get the gist from the first paragraph The Hazards of Love is a definite BUY, and as far as I am concerned it's at least tied with Merriweather Post Pavilion for best record of the year so far. It is definitely cool how all the songs tell a story about love, betrayal, murder, the greatness of Cinnabons and revenge...but you didn't hear that from me.

Stand Out Tracks:
The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid
The Abduction Of Margaret
The Hazards Of Love 3 (Revenge!)

Hazards of Love is out 3/24 and available from your favorite Amazon site