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Death Cab for Cutie - The Photo Album (2015) [HDtracks]

HD Tracks & Vinyl, Alternative, Rock, Indie | Author: artmuss | 25-03-2015, 10:47
Death Cab for Cutie - The Photo Album (2015) [HDtracks]
Artist: Death Cab for Cutie
Title Of Album: The Photo Album
Year Of Release: 2001 [2015]
Label: Barsuk Records
Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: Lossless [44.1kHz/16bit / 88.2kHz/24bit]
Time: 38:56 min
Full Size: 260 mb / 804 mb

Released in 2000, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes delivered on the promise of You Can Play These Songs with Chords and Something About Airplanes. For once, a band's popularity grew commensurate with its maturation. Despite the heightened attention, singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Gibbard next let loose Death Cab for Cutie's finest moment, "Photobooth," the lead track on the sparkling Forbidden Love EP. New fans worldwide swooned under its beguiling romantic rise 'n' fall and its lingering, bittersweet, wallet-sized artifact. And though it wouldn't have killed them to include "Photobooth" here -- for its spotless greatness and thematic likeness -- The Photo Album's ten tracks are of the EP's heightened caliber. Gibbard's words screen intriguing mini-films of the mind, stoked by corresponding daydreamy music. An exquisite liaison of the British penchant for ringing, knelling, subconscious guitars and direct/grittier American drive, the band is tight, evocative, and inventive. Bassist Nick Harmer and drummer Michael Schorr lock in creative rhythmic bases, while Gibbard and Chris Walla's guitar work gives the band climactic, cinematic coloring shades. And, in the end, it's Gibbard's remarkable abilities as a writer and singer that are on display most. Each word draws you in via his sweet, thoughtful guy voice. The solo 1:47 opener, "Steadier Footing," is merely a starter course, but it feels like an entr?e: "And this is the chance I never got/To make a move, but we just talk" is only one measure of the chances/plans/dreams/connections and relationships that have eluded him or fizzled. Reeled in, one is left to look back over one's own smoldering wreckage, of opportunities or attachments lost -- much as "A Movie Script Ending"'s abrupt turn "Passing through unconscious states/When I awoke I was on the highway" somehow segues into the couplet "With your hands on my shoulders/A meaningless movement, a movie script ending." Like "Photobooth," it's a typically sobering, adverse assessment of how unromantic the romanticized can become. That it's a great pop song, arresting in its jerky wobble, is just another point in its, and this LP's, favor. The world needs more superb pop with brains and heart and emotional complexity.


1. "Steadier Footing" 1:47
2. "A Movie Script Ending" 4:19
3. "We Laugh Indoors" 4:58
4. "Information Travels Faster" 4:02
5. "Why You'd Want to Live Here" 4:44
6. "Blacking Out the Friction" 3:27
7. "I Was a Kaleidoscope" 2:50
8. "Styrofoam Plates" 5:24
9. "Coney Island" 2:40
10. "Debate Exposes Doubt" 4:36

The Photo Album is Death Cab for Cutie's third studio album and was released in 2001. It was produced by Chris Walla and well-received by critics.

Ben Gibbard – vocals, guitar, piano, organ
Nick Harmer – bass guitar, organ
Michael Schorr – drums, tambourine, shaker, loops
Chris Walla – guitar, piano, loops

Additional personnel
Sean Nelson – high vocals on "Blacking Out the Friction", harmony vocals on "I Was a Kaleidoscope"
Jeff Saltzman – mastering
John Vanderslice – low vocals on "Blacking Out the Friction", backing vocals on "I Was a Kaleidoscope"



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