CD Review: The Decemberists "What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World"

With their seventh album, Portland’s Decemberists shift away from folk to focus on indie rock.
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With their seventh album, Portland’s Decemberists shift away from folk to focus on indie rock. Luckily, this benefits upright bassist Nate Query, who embraces the rock vibe by providing strong lines on “Lake Song,” “Calvary Captain,” and “The Wrong Year.” By stepping away from the root-fifth rhythms of the band’s past, Query is able to explore more of his fingerboard and showcase his creativity.

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