Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism (Cover Artwork)
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Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie: Transatlanticism

Transatlanticism (2003)

Barsuk


4.5
SCOTT'S REVIEW TEMPLATE - DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE (insert clever one line opening sentence about Transatlanticism to capture reader's attention) (insert longer paragraph about band, mentioning where they're from/how many members are in said band/what number album this is by them/the label releasin...

SCOTT'S REVIEW TEMPLATE - DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE

(insert clever one line opening sentence about Transatlanticism to capture reader's attention)

(insert longer paragraph about band, mentioning where they're from/how many members are in said band/what number album this is by them/the label releasing it and/or band's favorite color)

(insert paragraph mentioning Death Cab For Cutie's longevity on the indie scene, eclipsing most of their peers. Name drop until the cows come home. Briefly describe Death Cab's musical sound - that being jangly, atmospheric indie pop that skews creative boundaries - using obscure references that only other jaded scenesters will appreciate)

(insert another one-liner here about just how amazing these eleven songs are to recapture audience)

(insert paragraph talking about highlights of the album - powerful, groove-driven opening track "The New Year," sparse-yet-heavy "Lightness," [don't even try explaining that one], and the breathtaking 8 minute epic title track, awkwardly placed smack dab in the middle of the album yet somehow not killing the momentum of the disc)

(insert paragraph talking about just how fantastic Ben Gibbard's voice is, and how it will just give you chills down your spine in the best way possible. Don't forget to mention Gibbard's knack for writing cute, true-to-life lyrics like "the glove compartment / isn't accurately named / and everybody knows it" as well as being able to bring forth all sorts of emotions with the simple line of "I need you so much closer" repeated a few dozen times)

(insert paragraph talking about Gibbard's insanely successful side project The Postal Service, and how an electronic influence creeps up throughout the album [reference MP3 below, "Title and Registration," for proof])

(insert paragraph mentioning just how amazing 2003 has been for music in general and while it will be hard to pick only ten albums for my year end Top 10 List, Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism is sure to be on it)

(insert the phrase "Highly recommended.")

MP3s
The New Year
Title and Registration