There's an unspoken requirement for guitar-strumming English majors to develop a penchant for lyricism that's worthy of canonization in Norton's Anthology. The Decemberists' Colin Meloy creates candid characters, as Charles Dickens did, in the same manner that Will Johnson, of Centro-matic fame, conveys the distinctly Southern grotesque of William Faulkner. The Decemberists' latest flight of fancy and... More >>>