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The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl | Reactions | LIVING LIFE FEARLESS
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I’ve always appreciated The Decemberists for their more innocent, almost childlike style of indie-folk and on I’ll Be Your Girl they don’t ditch that style completely but they do try to shake things up a bit. Particularly on the first half of the album where they implement synth layers to their songs – to varying degrees of success. I’m not saying that they come off as gimmicky or overtly “hipster” but I have no problem imagining many of the songs here being played at a local renaissance fair or in the soundtrack to one of Wes Anderson’s latest movies, and not in an ironic way either. The whole thing is bursting with sickeningly sweet charm which is ironic because much of the lyrics are anything but. “Everything Is Awful” is hands down the happiest song about life sucking I’ve ever heard and I can’t help but find myself singing along. Which is how I feel about the album as a whole; for as much as I found myself eye rolling, I found myself singing along, which in itself is the ultimate goal of music isn’t it.

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“So if you’re lost along the way
And if you’re thinking that will always be the case
Won’t you listen to my plea?
You’ll make a sucker’s prayer
Just go and leave it that-a-way”

Have you heard I’ll Be Your Girl? What’d you think about it? Did you find the cheesiness endearing? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions to the album.

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Conclusion
I'm not saying The Decemberists come off as gimmicky or overtly "hipster" but I have no problem imagining many of the songs here being played at a local renaissance fair or in the soundtrack to one of Wes Anderson's latest movies, and not in an ironic way either. But for as much as I found myself eye rolling, I found myself singing along, which in itself is the ultimate goal of music isn't it.
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