Something About Airplanes

Death Cab for Cutie - Something About Airplanes
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1998 Ratings: #51 / 127
User Score
Based on 171 ratings
1998 Ratings: #192
Liked by 31 people
August 18, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Barsuk, Elsinor / Label
Indie Rock, Emo / Genre
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"wah wah bad production" stfu your face is bad production


Rowboats about airplanes?? Does that the artwork and the title mean? Kidding aside, death cab for cutie's fist studio album is a succerssfull debut and pretty pleasant emo album I like the songs of the album such as the opener "Bend to Squaers" with its gorgeous usage of cello and the gentle tune, the reverb-driven intro of "Your Bruise", the psychedelic touch of "Pictures in a Exhibition", the smooth slugishness of "Sleep Spent" followed by the wonderful ... read more


So you’re not gonna tell me what that something is? Really :,(

I believe this is technically Death Cab’s debut album and there’s some pretty cool stuff going on here. It’s a lot more raw which was to be expected, but they still have a couple of magical moments here. There definitely is a dip in consistency in the middle with a lot of the songs just being fine but I think the opener and closing song save this one for me. Bend to Squares has a very melancholy vibe with ... read more


A beautiful debut from one of the most popular and talented indie bands of our time.


I've listened to Death Cab For Cutie's entire studio discography, but so far I've only reviewed their unparalleled masterpiece, Transatlanticism. And while I do think that record is far and above their best, Death Cab is a pretty consistent band with a great catalog. At their worst, they can be a bit bland, but on average they make really heartfelt music that is a comfort to hear. All this is to say, I went back and relistened to their studio debut (I know that You Can Play These Songs With ... read more


I went into this album not expecting much since I've tried to listen to one of the songs in the past but after listening.. this shits good. It is now one of my favorite albums by them and I'm glad I tried to give it a listen again. It's not like their later albums and it's really different, but that's good. It gives a new charm to Death Cab that I didn't know was there. I recommend 100%

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