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Old 03-28-2011, 08:21 PM   #16
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I also like the guitar, but find the rest very radio-tastic.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:32 PM   #17
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That really sucked.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:34 PM   #18
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Heard it on the radio this morning and I'm in agreement with Scumbo. Nice guitar work, but the lyrics are cheesy and KOLish. The quality storytelling of Cath and compelling imagery of The New Year are nowhere to be found here.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:56 PM   #19
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Death Cab + Frightened Rabbit? I think I'll be going to that.

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:52 PM   #20
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I think You Are A Tourist is a pretty good song. I love the guitar work for sure. But I'm not exactly thrilled by the song either though. It sounds sort of... oh I don't know, generic?
I think it's generic too. It sounds like a mix of several 80's bands. But, there's also something catchy about it that i really like. As u2popmofo said, definitely "radiotastic"
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:55 PM   #21
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Heard it on the radio this morning and I'm in agreement with Scumbo. Nice guitar work, but the lyrics are cheesy and KOLish.
For half a second, I was wondering why you were comparing the lyrics to Radiohead.
 
Personally, I love the song, though I'll agree that it isn't exactly the most meaningful thing they've ever written.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:59 PM   #22
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I've semi-forgotten the song was released. Will have to give it a spin again.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:03 AM   #23
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I am utterly shocked by how much I like this album, even the single I previously thought sucked. Title track is money.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:03 PM   #24
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Title track is money.
Agreed.
Other than that, Unobstructed Views, Monday Morning, and St. Peter's Cathedral are my highlights so far.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:14 PM   #25
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I voiced my thoughts on my first listen in another thread the other day, but this is a very listenable and coherent collection. It doesn't have the hooks that a lot of their previous efforts have had, but there are some great tracks, the title track, Home is a Fire, Unobstructed Views and especially Under the Sycamore. It manages to add some new textures to their established sound successfully, not a complete shift but a nice progression.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:31 PM   #26
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I gave it a listen over on NPR the other day and it's actually a lot better as a whole I'd say than individual tracks. It's not exactly their strongest effort. The songs that were most memorable for me were "Stay Young, Go Dancing", "You Are A Tourist", and "Codes and Keys". The rest were pretty decent. However, being a big DCFC fan I'll most likely end up getting a physical copy and give it several chances. But I can't express how much I love "Stay Young, Go Dancing". Overall 'Codes and Keys' is not bad. I'd like some of the songs to be a bit more catchy but I'm still pretty happy with the way it sounds. This will probably be that album that will take me back to this summer every time I listen to it in the future.
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I'm going to see these guys at Red Rocks.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:42 PM   #28
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Also I've found it hilarious how you can mistype the album title.

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Old 06-04-2011, 10:22 PM   #29
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This is a weird record for me. It's very pretty, and there are a number of great melodies to be heard here. There aren't many weak tracks either. It's definitely a well-crafted record, but...I just really, really loathe the production. I realize it's detailed, but they overcooked this album. There's so much extraneous bullshit that goes on in the mix that I feel drowns out the songs, such as they are. This definitely isn't their best batch of songs, but the compensatory bells and whistles do it no favors.

Best: Underneath The Sycamore
Worst: Home Is A Fire
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:52 PM   #30
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I've never actually heard Death Cab For Cutie, but Jason McGerr is my drummer...

in a way...

not really, though...

I use his drumming in many of my songs. They're available in a Reason Refill called "The Jason McGerr Sessions".
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