We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes

Death Cab For Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
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Based on 6 reviews
2000 Ratings: #34 / 112
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Based on 124 ratings
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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.

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.

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.
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.

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.
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.
I feel like I've been transported to a grey autumn day in the early 2000s midwest.
Perhaps my favorite record of all-time, if by favorite I mean closest to my heart...
i used to hold this one above transatlanticism and i think there is a valid argument that this could go toe to toe with that album. but whereas transatlanticism gets better for me with age, this one just sounds more samey. it's still a fucking fantastic album, and definitely near the top of their rather-influential discography. this album is really specific in it's sonic choices and it all breaks out at company calls, which is this loud emo rager, death cab hasn't made a song like this since ... read more
Nothing was particularly memorable, but nothing struck me as bad either. The first two tracks were boring instrumentally and would have been bad, but they made up for it in lyricism
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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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