What: Their new album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World
When: January 2015
Why: The band's seventh studio album
Welcome to Wildfire Review's first album of 2015 where we will be reviewing The Decemberists' Seventh studio album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.
It's January and that's a perfect time for a new Decemberists album, because simply put this group tends to release records in the heart of winter.
And why not? Their music fits the weather perfectly with indie beats and folky country strings that sound off throughout the new album.
While What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is nothing new, it's what fans would expect from their favorite indie rock group. A piece of music that represents the band as a whole and what they stand for. Some songs are emotional as most of theirs are, and the entire album is like a story from who the group has seen and where they've been.
Let's not forget that lead singer and song writer Colin Meloy's voice always fits in perfectly with the type of music the band produces, and this case there's no exception.
However, there's some downfalls for the new record.
It's not the greatest Decemberist album, and it is a bit overly long. While the album is a bit diverse than their previous efforts, growing up might be an actual bad thing for this group as their fans expect the kind of music they love from them.
Either case, it's a fairly good album despite its flaws.
B+ or B