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Thu, 01 Dec 2005


Decemberists, Sixteen Military Wives
Maxi CD single, Rough Trade

This is a good-natured romp which might have been done by Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It's that sort of style -- retro, with well-crafted parts and delivery and little stories told over the top.

The fiction is that this is all from a land called Portlandia -- a place where global sentiments, easy to understand lyrics and power chords might not draw out our deepest emotions. (Dr Boots)

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