DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE PLANS Can your heart take this? Are you ready? Plans marks Death Cab for Cutie's major label debut. 11-tracks of pure indie pop that will further prove that Ben Gibbard and crew just can't do wrong. Atlantic. 2005. When an indie-rock band as intimately and fiercely loved as Death Cab for Cutie makes the inevitable major-label jump, it often telegraphs a painful death. Witness Husker Du, the Replacements, Nirvana--hell, even R.E.M. After a successful four-album run on tiny Seattle imprint Barsuk, however, Death Cab for Cutie just might buck the trend on its Atlantic premiere. Yes, you can grumble about the production (a little too slick), the proportion of ballads (a little too many) and the overall feeling of restraint (a little too much), but ultimately the album delivers everything the group does best in emotional, experimental songs such as "What Sarah Said" and "I Will Follow You into the Dark," which both blend stark lyrical details with acoustic guitars and soft-focus electronics. In "Soul Meets Body," meanwhile, songwriter Ben Gibbard has come up with the kind of blissful, beatific pop song that's capable of disarming even the harshest skeptic. "A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere," he sings. --Aidin Vaziri Catching up with Death Cab for Cutie
This one is my favorite DCfC album. Rarely is there an album by an artiist wherein each song is amazing and there isn't a single song to dislike. This is one such album.every single song is one to be cherished and listened to over and over again. The best track however, in my opinion, is I Will Follow You into the Dark. It is such a powerfully emotional song. The lyrics are beautiful. The melody is beautiful. His vocals are beautiful. He typically performs ..
I have been a long time fan of this group, this is by far my favorite of the albums. The album has lots of meanings, from depression to happiness it hits everything. A terrific audio quality experience, listen on my Dt 990 and the sound stage is huge. Buts the best part is instrument seperation is out of this world. Can identify every hit and instrument vocals are clear and up front but no over powerful. Very well made album both in songs and engineering quality.