Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
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TomAkaVeto
June 8th 2011



1521 Comments


Death Cab is and always has been pretty boring. There are always certain songs that shine, but overall I only listen to this band when I want to go to sleep.

The Postal Service is where it's at.

outline
June 8th 2011



563 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

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

cinaedus
June 10th 2011



26195 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

i'm addicted to this somehow, though i will admit there's nothing 'groundbreaking' in any sense here.

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



2455 Comments


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

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Waior
June 10th 2011



11420 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



11420 Comments


unfortunately, no

808muzik
June 13th 2011



916 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.

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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



884 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



916 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

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

cinaedus
July 2nd 2011



26195 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

the cooOOodes and keeeeyyyssss

patrickfannon
July 6th 2011



884 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

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luschlotz
July 6th 2011



993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Hell yes!!!!

cinaedus
July 6th 2011



26195 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | 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.


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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.



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