Has anyone heard the new Decemberists album, The Hazards of Love?
It is a striking tale of love between a young girl and her forest-dwelling shape-shifting lover, and the troubles that ensue when his jealous mother and a cold and cruel murderer intervene to keep them apart.
I have never been so moved by a story told by music. Not only is it told with Colin Meloy's fantastically articulate narrative, but the accompanying music will captivate your imagination, letting you drift off behind closed eyes into the magical forest these musicions have brought to life.
What did those of you who heard it think?