Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
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June 8th 2011


563 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

No. This album is just... not good.

TheBoss88
June 10th 2011


208 Comments


I agree. First two listens I've had of this and I'm liking it. Will give it some more time for sure.

henryChinaski
June 10th 2011


2847 Comments


'You're a Tourist' is such a damn good song. The rest is kinda not so awesome.

Waior
June 10th 2011


11461 Comments


when there's a burning in your heart

Altmer
June 10th 2011


5652 Comments


Anything as good as the song "Transatlanticism"?

Waior
June 10th 2011


11461 Comments


unfortunately, no

808muzik
June 13th 2011


972 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah, nothing as good as Transatlanticism, but I enjoy it. Even though it is a letdown for me, I really like some tracks. I can see why people don't like it though.

zillah
June 28th 2011


10 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Loved Narrow Stairs, but I think I'm heading for a 2.5 or a 3 on this one. Still better than Plans though imo.

luschlotz
June 28th 2011


993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Am I the only one who doesnt like Transatlanticism?? or Plans in that case. . .

patrickfannon
June 30th 2011


886 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

You definitely aren't the only one, but why don't you like Transatlanticism, luschlotz? Plans is a good album, but it's definitely their weakest behind this one. Although, I've only listened to Codes and Keys three or four times. I need to give it a few more spins.

808muzik
July 2nd 2011


972 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Okay, this is wearing off me. Might drop to 2.5, just gets boring.

patrickfannon
July 6th 2011


886 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Why follow up Narrow Stairs with this record? It is so obviously uninspired and vapid. Gibbards vocals are washed out, completely fading into and merging with the music. This works for Justin Vernon with Bon Iver, but Death Cab for Cutie has always been a band predicated on intense emotional experiences; well fleshed out, intricately detailed eloquently painted scenarios that somehow tap into universal emotions. Perhaps the cover art is more candid than symbolic: Death Cab have literally phoned in this entire album. I am so let down by the mediocrity. I would have at least applauded an effort to do something different, even if it failed miserably. Codes and Keys is far too ordinary and boring for a band of Death Cab for Cutie's caliber. I mean this in the nicest way possible: Ben, please divorce your wife, start smoking cigarettes, and writing good music again, or just call it quits while you still have your dignity primarily intact. Cheers.

Eko
July 6th 2011


2119 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

still a 4 screw yall

luschlotz
July 6th 2011


993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hell yes!!!!

Eko
July 6th 2011


2119 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

if davey can do it we all can do it

lonelyboy2013
July 8th 2011


5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Most underrated album of the year so far.

luschlotz
July 16th 2011


993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I liked this a lot, its a fun album, I dont skip tracks and I feel like hearing it again

Klichty
July 24th 2011


42 Comments


well written summary + i concur

AltPunkMetal
July 27th 2011


17 Comments


I really enjoyed this album, but it's no Transactlanticism.

Monheim
September 8th 2011


250 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

So does anyone else love Stay Young, Go Dancing as much as I do? I think it's my fav song off the album, sappiness and all.



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