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Have Mercy on the Natural World

I still haven’t had much chance to listen to music as of late, what with moving and all, but here are my thoughts on two albums that came out this year: Decemberists, I’ll Be Your Girl – I listened to … Continue reading

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All I Ever Wanted in the World Was Just to Live to See a Naked Girl

I received two new albums from my dad as late Christmas presents, so here are a few thoughts on them: Decemberists, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World – I really liked the Decemberists’ early work, but I think … Continue reading

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Lend Me Your Coat

The selkies of Irish and Scottish folklore, as mentioned in songs by Frank Black and Tori Amos, are part of a larger tradition of shape-shifting animals marrying humans. The selkies are seal-people who live in the water but occasionally shed … Continue reading

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Who Could Ask for Anything More?

I managed to get my hands on four more 2011 releases, so here they are: Stephin Merrit, Obscurities – A collection of B-sides and unreleased songs from Stephin Merritt’s various musical projects, including the Magnetic Fields, the 6ths, and the … Continue reading

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And If You Ever Make It to Ten, You Won’t Make It Again

The Decemberists, The King Is Dead – The king might be dead, but I suppose their career isn’t, since the album was number one on some chart or other. It’s been a while since I was really into the Decemberists; … Continue reading

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