Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2005 Ratings: #318 / 456
User Score
Based on 219 ratings
2005 Ratings: #69
Liked by 5 people
August 30, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Melodic and emotionally packed indie songs. I have a very nostalgic feeling whenever I listen to Plans.
this album is pretty solid, just not as groundbreaking as death cab's other work. it really does sound like a major label debut for an indie rock band, but its a pretty good one. the first couple tracks on this are classics. where this one sags is the middle for me. i really have never cared for i will follow you, and i still really don't, but i can't deny it's significance in their discography. really where this album peaks is what sarah said, which is one of the best death cab songs period. ... read more
Often gorgeous, often melodic, and nearly always a pleasant affair, Death Cab for Cutie’s 2005 effort is perhaps one of those albums that I’m most happy to know didn’t pass me by. As many critics expressed discontent with the album, outside of a select few, I was young enough not to know how to formulate a musical opinion without doing it for myself most of the time. I was exposed to Soul Meets Body first, truly one of the most lush indie-rock tracks I can put my finger on, ... read more
Marching Bands of Manhattan 8.5/10
Soul Meets Body 9/10
Summer Skin 8.5/10
Different Names for the Same Thing 9/10
I Will Follow You Into The Dark 10/10
Your Heart Is An Empty Room 8.5/10
Someday You Will Be Loved 8/10
Crooked Teeth 9.5/10
What Sarah Said 8.5/10
Brothers on a Hotel Bed 8/10
Stable Song 7.5/10
Start Again 8/10
Bad Reputation 7.5/10
Average: 8.5/10
Very safe album. The closing tracks are pretty nice.
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Track List

  1. Marching Bands of Manhattan 
  2. Soul Meets Body 
  3. Summer Skin 
  4. Different Names for the Same Thing 
  5. I Will Follow You into the Dark 
  6. Your Heart Is an Empty Room 
  7. Someday You Will Be Loved 
  8. Crooked Teeth 
  9. What Sarah Said 
  10. Brothers on a Hotel Bed 
  11. Stable Song

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