Label: Rough Trade Release date: 02/12/08 Link: Welcome to the third volume of the 'Always The Bridesmaid' series by The Decemberists. Find out what we thought below! Record Year This is probably my favourite song from this series and probably the saddest of them all. It's extremely delicate and could easily compete with some of their best work. This is the band at the best in my opinion. Rating: 5/5Raincoat Song Very short but oh so sweet 'Raincoat Song' works perfectly alongside  'Record Year' and becomes my joint favourite of the series. Again, it's another delicate song that showcases Meloy's great vocals when backed by nothing more than an acoustic and the occasional backing vocal. I really like it when these guys go big with their sound but this for me is what makes them special. Rating: 5/5