Music We Like: "The Hazards of Love" by The Decemberists.
The Hazards of Love blasted me back in time to the 1970s. This 2009 release by alt-rock group The Decemberists has that era's concept album vibe and sound, expertly up-dated for now. This disc is smart, a wonderfully planned and executed piece of music that carries its theme, expressed in the title, through to each song and with elements of music and lyrics linking and doubling back from track to track. Very cool.