Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
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Based on 9 reviews
2005 Ratings: #259 / 367
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Based on 133 ratings
2005 Ratings: #73
August 30, 2005 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Literally one of my first favorite albums as a whole. Not every song stuck with me and not every song was something I loved and listened to more than once but as a whole the album is cohesive and lovely and the time when I discovered it was something I really really vibed with. To this day some of these songs are songs I will not skip and while its not the iconic 4 minute long instrumental intro to I Will Possess Your Heart, I Will Follow You Into the Dark remains to this day one of my absolute ... read more
Favs » Soul Meets Body.
It’s pretty clear that “Transatlanticism” is the key inflection point in Death Cab for Cutie’s discography. A high-stakes album, “Plans” arrived at the height of their popularity, where they were a quasi-household name. But though the most recent DCFC albums have seen them gradually losing old fans without gaining many new ones, “Plans” has held up well. It’s arena in the most tasteful way; the increased budget fleshes out the arrangements ... read more
What starts off as a good first half- with melodic instrumentation and overall good-sounding music- quickly turns into a very forgettable downward spiral of lost momentum and throwaway tracks. An album that commenced with a bang leaves behind only the sound of chirping crickets and snoring listeners that couldn’t stand the fatigue-inducing, mid-2000’s projecte from Washington state’s indie rockers, Death Cab For Cutie.
Score: 5.3/10
After obsessively listening to "Transatlanticism" for years, the release of "Plans" never had a chance to live up to what remains one of my all time favorite albums. That isn't fair to "Plans," but I do maintain that one of the biggest flaws of this album is that it came after "Transatlanticism" instead of before. This would've been a solid connection from "The Photo Album" to "Transatlanticism," but instead, it comes as the first of ... read more
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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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