Codes and Keys

Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2011 Ratings: #650 / 907
User Score
Based on 74 ratings
2011 Ratings: #202
May 31, 2011 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Paste

Tt’s a good one with great moments from a band that’s clearly getting better with age.

66
Beats Per Minute

While all the pieces for a good, if not great, album seem to be in place, the complete puzzle is frayed on the edges and lacks binding to hold it all together.

60
Consequence of Sound

Codes and Keys won’t change your life or talk you through tough times, but it’s a nice soundtrack to a summer drive.

60
Drowned in Sound

Despite an abundance of textures Codes and Keys seems somehow sparse, empty calories around a hollow centre.

65
Favs » Doors Unlocked And Open and Underneath The Sycamore.
68
Recently, Ben Gibbard stated that "Codes and Keys" is his least favorite Death Cab for Cutie record, stating that he tried playing guitar in a different way on this one, and also blaming his move from Seattle to California. But let's be honest: he doesn't like this album because it's largely about Zooey Deschanel.

Even when "Codes and Keys" is attempting to be dour, it still has a happy lean to it that makes so many of these songs disposable. In my reviews of Death Cab ... read more
Tom Simmons
59
Fav Tracks: Stay Young Go Dancing, Home Is A Fire, You Are A Tourist

Least Fav Track: Unobstructed Views
rapmartin12
83
Stand-Out Tracks:
- Codes and Keys
- Portable television
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#15/Under the Radar
#23/Spinner
#32/Amazon

MISC LISTS

#17/NPR Listeners

Track List

  1. Home Is A Fire
  2. Codes And Keys
  3. Some Boys
  4. Doors Unlocked And Open
  5. You Are A Tourist
  6. Unobstructed Views
  7. Monday Morning
  8. Portable Television
  9. Underneath The Sycamore
  10. St “Peter’s Cathedral
  11. Stay Young, Go Dancing
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