I'm not a big fan of death cab or most of there discography but this album one of there more older albums broke my top 3 fav albums of all time. It blew my mind away and I love it. Anyone else heard it? What did you think of it? Favorite songs?
I personally think the best song on the album is title track. But the whole album is gold desu.
The best track is No Joy In Mudville and yeah it's in my top 5 too. I love the overarching theme of doing bad and irresponsible things to yourself even you know it's a bad idea. Most of the time artists use drags as a catalyst for this theme but young relationships is a much better of making it relatable and therefore reflective upon the listener. The best part about this album is if you took away the lyrics and vocals you'd still feel everything it's trying to convey albeit less specifically.
Death cab is one of my favorite bands desu
This album and transalatncism are tied for my faves, title track is one of my all time favorite songs. So cozy, and my friends are all big Death cab fans as well. Had a great night this fall where me, two of my best friends that love DC, and one friends girlfriend layed out on his lawn and just listened through this in full
It's more nuanced than their newer stuff. The recording process was totally different than after transatlanticism, which was when they signed to atlantic. so there is a lot more "grit" in the recordings, they're clearly recorded in a house and not on really nice equipment. also the lyrics tend to be a little harsher, less navel gazing and predictable language (plans is the worst at this).
overall it's their best effort and most genre bending. there is indie rock, slowcore and elliott smith esque shit on here.
8/10 best dcfc album by far