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Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
After taking 2002 off following the stressful conditions of The Photo Album, Death Cab for Cutie reconvened in the leadup to 2003 reinvigorated and ready to create a new album. This couldn't be any other Death Cab album, however; now that the band had gained a substantial following thanks to the popularity of songs like A Movie Script Ending, as well as Chris' notoriety as a producer and Ben's slowly building fame from The Postal Service, this new album would have a good chance at being their ... read more

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Death Cab For Cutie - Asphalt Meadows
It's no secret that Death Cab for Cutie's 2010's output wasn't exactly on par with their classic streak in the 2000's. As much as I personally believe Kintsugi to be pretty underrated, I can't deny that this past era of their discography led to some of their least interesting material so far, which is a shame coming from the band who helped propel indie music into the public eye with their earlier work. It's a good thing then that Asphalt Meadows is easily their best album in 15 years.

The ... read more

Death Cab For Cutie - The Blue
Thank You for Today's sister EP, The Blue EP, is a bit of an outlier in the Death Cab for Cutie EP library, as it shares very little with the album it's partnered with. For one thing, the EP mostly eschews the indie pop sound the band have been travelling down the past decade in favour of returning to their indie rock roots, with a focus on atmospherics and occasional influence from dream pop. Opening track To the Ground is easily the heaviest song Death Cab have released so far, with Jason ... read more
Death Cab For Cutie - Thank You For Today
Death Cab for Cutie had, once again, found themselves in a difficult position after Kintsugi. I'd say that most bands would have a somewhat difficult time when one of their founding members and arguably the member who had the most influence over their sound leaves. But Death Cab are nothing if not resilient, so they would continue forward. Along the way they would bring in guitarist/keyboardists Dave Depper and Zac Rae, making Thank You for Today their first album as a five-piece.

As their ... read more

Death Cab For Cutie - Kintsugi
Codes and Keys saw Death Cab for Cutie wanting to mark a new era in their career, cutting out the pessimism and unhealthy habits of albums like Narrow Stairs and bringing on an optimistic outlook. By all accounts a well-meaning step forward, sadly kneecapped by Ben getting divorced by his now ex-wife Zooey Deschanel* and, more importantly, the album itself consisting of some of their weakest material to date. But Death Cab would keep on Death Cabbin', and the quartet would march back into the ... read more
Death Cab For Cutie - Codes and Keys
Narrow Stairs was an uncharacteristic emotional low point for Death Cab for Cutie, even for the standards of the band that made Transatlanticism and We Have the Facts. It was clear that this level of darkness in their sound wasn't sustainable, so it makes a lot of sense that they would want to go for a lighter tone for their next album.

The leadup to Codes and Keys promised fans a new direction in sound from the Death Cab we know, emphasizing keyboards and electronics over guitars. On paper ... read more


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Album covers often get a lot of attention, sometimes more than the music itself but there's one aspect to albums that is very often overlooked: the title. The title often sets the mood and energy of the album, or is memorable enough to stick with you, but seldom gets credit for doing so. Anyways, this leads into a question I have (for a list): what's your favourite album title of all time?
Ryanoat? More like Ryangoat!
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if you had to choose a live performance of a song that's better than the original studio recording, what would it be? it can either be something youve experienced yourself or something from an official live album (cough cough its for a list)


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