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toxin.
September 28th 2011


12778 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This is boring. I don't like the synth-y sound and it doesn't have that same draw of their older stuff

Knott-
Emeritus
September 28th 2011


10198 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Stay Young, Go Dancing is my favourite song on this record.

Eko
September 29th 2011


2119 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

stop dropping your rating lakes

Irving
Staff Reviewer
September 29th 2011


7318 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Perhaps the cover art is more candid than symbolic: Death Cab have literally phoned in this entire album.

This line is amazing. That entire comment was worth ten pos votes.

Digging: Portishead - Dummy

toxin.
September 30th 2011


12778 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"Ben, please divorce your wife"
Yes, yes, yes! Please make Zooey Deschanel single again !

toxin.
September 30th 2011


12778 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Whatever man. That's not even relevant.

toxin.
September 30th 2011


12778 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yep, pretty much.

patrickfannon
October 1st 2011


886 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

This album is just as bad as I thought it was when I let it alone two months ago; perhaps worse, as it is actually getting on my nerves now. I'm listening to "Doors Unlocked and Open" and the song is just so, I don't know, fucking annoying. Everything is so washed out and sappy. I've always loved the pop sensibilities of Death Cab, but this stuff is saccharine. Holden Caulfield would ralph his guts up at this goddamn phoniness.

patrickfannon
October 1st 2011


886 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I don't get that record at all, nor do I care about your evaluation of my opinion.

toxin.
October 1st 2011


12778 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

My problem with this album is its lack of any redeeming value. Death Cab's never really been musically that interesting, so to speak, but there was always something endearing about Ben's lyricism and the complementary instrumentation that made them so good. That's all missing here.

patrickfannon
October 1st 2011


886 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I disagree about Death Cab never having been "musically that interesting," as I think Transatlantacism and Narrow Stairs are both fantastic, intricately arranged and nearly flawlessly executed indie rock albums. "Title and Registration" has one of the most unique, catchy guitar lines I've ever heard in a pop song, and "Long Division" really speaks to me melodically. I agree, in abundance, however, that this record is beyond mundane; all traces of intimacy, melancholy, and empathy are conspicuously absent. I really hope "You Can Do Better Than Me" was just a song title, not a prediction, and I sincerely hope Death Cab learn from this gaffe and come back stronger for it.

toxin.
October 1st 2011


12778 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah I knew that'd cause people to disagree but for me Death Cab's selling point to me has always been how easily it is to wrap yourself in his stories. Either way that's missing from this album.

patrickfannon
November 1st 2011


886 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Ben and Zooey have sperated, and it was "mutual and amicable." Goddamn it, that is half good news. Here's hoping to another depressing Death Cab album.

toxin.
November 1st 2011


12778 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

my thoughts exactly. funny, I was telling one of my friends how they were married just yesterday

JWT155
November 1st 2011


9321 Comments


I really don't pay attention to the words that come from her mouth, too busy staring...

Tikicobra
November 1st 2011


573 Comments


This is far from their best album, but I still find it an enjoyable listen.

JWT155
November 1st 2011


9321 Comments


This album is more guitar hook driven then any of their past albums which I find as a welcome surprise. You Are A Tourist is so good.

7777 bitches.

toxin.
November 1st 2011


12778 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

You are a Tourist is the only song here with a guitar hook I remember

Eko
November 1st 2011


2119 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yay now he can be pissed and write angry music

Waior
November 1st 2011


11461 Comments


gosh i am so depressed

music's perfect couple



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