Death Cab For Cutie - The Blue
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Based on 56 ratings
2019 Ratings: #791
September 6, 2019 / Release Date
EP / Format
Atlantic / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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"The Blue" is a great return to Death Cab For Cutie's earlier roots! The production is great, Ben Gibbard's lyrics are a breath of fresh air and the EP contains some of their best work in a long time!

To The Ground: 10
Kids in '99: 9.5
Man In Blue: 8.5
Before The Bombs: 9
Blue Bloods: 7

Do you remember how when you were younger and Ben Gibbard's writing was better?
Death Cab should've put these songs on Thank You For Today. Such a big improvement and tells better stories with returns to their original sound that made me love them for all these years.

Best Track(s): To the Ground, Kids in '99, Man In Blue
everything that Thank You For Today should've been, captivated in 5 great tracks. i really wish Death Cab, with their next release, decides to make something like The Blue.
Death Cab For Cutie have shortly followed up 2018s “Thank You For Today”, which was a pretty clean new wave/indie inspired record. I did like it, tracks like “Northern Lights” I still jam pretty hard to today. But Death Cab is bringing some of their best tracks in years on this new EP. “Blue” takes on a different tone than their 2018 effort. It’s darker, more atmospheric, and genuinely a lot heavier. A primary example of this being “To The ... read more
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Track List

  1. To the Ground
  2. Kids in '99
  3. Man in Blue
  4. Before the Bombs
  5. Blue Bloods
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Added on: August 5, 2019