The Hazards Of Love - The Decemberists
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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 86
  2. Negative: 5 out of 86

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Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. His plot is so preposterous and unempathetic it's more the appearance of a plot, or an elaborate joke about a plot.
  2. The narrative doesn't get in the way of the tunes, and the choruses are pretty versatile as anthems go.
  3. The result is both classic Decemberists--all folk pop whimsy wrapped up in darker lyrics than their surface suggests--and a new direction, using the '60s/early '70s folk foundations to follow their logical path into that odd corner of the English genre that somehow crossed over with Heavy Metal.