Simon Vozick-Levinson
March 18, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Hazards of Love

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Rock

We gave it an D+

Frontman Colin Meloy has many unique gifts as a songwriter — gifts that have all but deserted him on this regrettable attempt at a prog opera. Hazards of Love drowns in convoluted plots, blustery guest vocalists, and comically out-of-place guitar shredding. D+

Download This: Listen to ”The Rake’s Song” on the band’s MySpace

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