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The Decemberists - "The Crane Wife 3" (from The Crane Wife)

#170/200: The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

This album and Picaresque were two important albums to me in high school, but I pushed them to the side when I had the obligatory “All I need are The Beatles” phase in college.

When I got back into indie rock, I didn’t think to revisit The Decemberists. If you’ve been following my progress through the People’s List, you’ll see the common theme here: I made a mistake. Just because I liked something in high school doesn’t mean it was complete garbage. I have to start giving my 16 year old self some more credit.

The Decemberists - “The Crane Wife 3”

Joanna Newsom - "Does Not Suffice" (from Have One On Me)
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#169/200: Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me

I got delayed in my progress because of a Joanna Newsom record that

  1. I do not own.
  2. Is not on Spotify/Rdio
  3. IS 2 HOURS LONG.

I finally bit the bullet today and listened to it. While I’ll stand my ground and say that no one really needs to put out a triple album, this really was quite a good listen. Obviously, I can’t differentiate one 8-minute twee ballad from the next after one listen, but I found myself surprisingly involved in her meandering lyrics.

Joanna Newsom - “Does Not Suffice”