We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes

Death Cab For Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2000 Ratings: #32 / 104
User Score
Based on 61 ratings
2000 Ratings: #45
March 21, 2000 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes
The battle of the appropriation of independent coolness is part of the 20th century, and this album is boldly stamped with a release date from the 21st. This was the first album I bought in the new millennium, and so far it's the most fascinating.
80
PopMatters

The Seattle band is catching on and gaining a name. And sure, you could make the argument that "For What Reason" or "Lowell, MA" might fit on the radio, but We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes is something you want to discover and cherish with no strings attached, and pass it on as eagerly.

75
Pitchfork
Death Cab for Cutie have a killer name and lugubrious elixir. The hooks are barbless and coated in Novocaine. They pull through your skin and leave obscure scars. But in today's rock climate, this sort of gentle niche makes for a relaxing vacation with some good prospects of getting laid.
70
Rolling Stone

The five re-recorded cuts from You Can Play These Songs With Chords, subtly streamlined, showcase the band's new emphasis on delicacy over dissonance. The critical breakthrough We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes applied the same principle, plus a smattering of psychedelia, to a new batch of songs with better melodies.

60
Sputnikmusic
The album is not a place to start for those looking to get into the Death Cab for Cutie, and really should be a secondary purchase once the later albums are in your possession.
ElectricMess
89
Probably my favorite Death Cab record I've heard. Full of songs that seem very pretty on the outside, but there's an inherent and inescapable melancholy to the whole affair. Definitely need to give it some more spins.
OpiesFuneral
82
I feel like I've been transported to a grey autumn day in the early 2000s midwest.
Universe555
58
I'm not sure what's the big rush to give this album such high scores. i didn't like the longer tracks toward the end, the first half of the albums sped by way too quickly and I just didn't know what I was supposed to enjoy and what I wasn't. I appreciated a few songs, for example Lowell, MA, 405 and Company Calls, but withs songs like the Epilogue, No Joy in Mudville and Little Fury Bugs, I wasn't interested.
80
After the muddled recording of "Something About Airplanes," "Title Track," obviously the first track on "We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes" breaks into clarity halfway through. This change makes all the difference in Death Cab's first very good album, the one that feels like Death Cab not screwing around anymore. Listening to this right after "Something About Airplanes," that break into clarity also feels like the band finally breaking the code on ... read more
Felindie
70
Fav Tracks: Lowell, MA ; Title Track
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Track List

  1. Title Track 
  2. The Employment Pages 
  3. For What Reason 
  4. Lowell, MA 
  5. 405 
  6. Little Fury Bugs 
  7. Company Calls 
  8. Company Calls Epilogue 
  9. No Joy in Mudville 
  10. Scientist Studies
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