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We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes

Death Cab for CutieAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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By their seventh studio album, many bands are running out of creative steam and original ideas. But in the case of Death Cab for Cutie, nothing could be further from the truth. Codes and Keys is singular in the quartet’s catalog when it comes to sonic exploration and lyrical ambition. If anything, the band has never sounded more excited to experiment with textures, words, sounds and even ... Read more in Amazon's Death Cab for Cutie Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 21, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Barsuk
  • ASIN: B00004RI7B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,583 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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On their debut album, 1999's Something About Airplanes, Death Cab for Cutie proved there's a reason why Northwest music critics continue to sing their praises. The foursome combined the emo sounds of Modest Mouse and 764-Hero with an inventive, and often sly, sentimentality. It worked wonders, but still sounded a little too lo-fi. Luckily, on We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes the group has figured out all the production nuances that flawed that auspicious debut. The opening "Title Track" begins by sounding both crappy and shallow, but the band is merely pulling your leg; two minutes later, the tune expands into a gorgeous, well-produced masterpiece. The album never looks back. Ben Gibbard's songwriting continues to evolve--"Company Calls" segues into, what else, the slower "Company Calls Epilogue"--while the simple lyrics of "For What Reason" and "405" tell infectious stories that demand repeated listenings. Proof positive the Northwest is still churning out great music. --Jason Verlinde

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slow indie rock, artistic at all levels October 3, 2001
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This CD by Death Cab really turned me onto them. I first purchased their older Something About Airplane album; and although I liked it, it didn't get me jumping up and down for the band. The first album I found either too slow, or slow with lack of intrigue. This album has just enough mid-paced stuff to mix it up, and ultimately the finest stuff (the slow stuff) is complemented this way. Company Calls and its sequel track are highlights for me. Very fun lyricaly and adictive music. The contrast between the mood and speed of the songs really gets me excited about this band and interested in the music.
If you are into mid-fi, slow indie rock you can't go wrong with this. Really reminds me of Pedro the Lion, maybe Luna if you lose the spacey sounds, maybe Modest Mouse on sedatives (but then again I make weird comparisons.) True music lovers must and will (I'm sure) check this stuff out.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best death cab cd March 13, 2005
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We have the facts is definately my favorite death cab cd. The songwriting is phenominal as is the music which directly corresponds to gibbards lyrics. The whole idea of doing a concept album is brilliant. If anyone doesnt know the concept of the album here it is. most of it is from fakejazz.com

"Title Track" opens as he shares an evening and a cigarette with a female friend. The night of conversation turns physical. Before the moment has even started, Gibbard is already into regret, but he retains some hope.

That hope is quickly killed two songs later in "For What Reason." The song takes a nimble bass line, harsh guitars, and lots of noise to add to the bitterness of Gibbard lashing out at the woman for being "so slick with that sarcastic slew of phrases like 'I thought you knew,' while keeping me in hot pursuit." What he does not know is that she is engaged.

Hopes and desires crushed, the story takes a detour as Gibbard takes to the road for the songs "Lowell, MA" (named after Jack Kerouac's hometown for obvious reasons), "405," and "Little Fury Bugs," using the free time for introspection.

The climax of the story happens over the pair "Company Calls" and "Company Calls Epilogue". Now the singer continues the thread, pleading for the woman to "destroy this mock shrine." However, Gibbard isn't able to convey these thoughts. "The figures on your wedding cake" do not represent him so he decides he must keep his distance, "mail(ing) a postcard sending greetings from the Eastern Block" instead of crashing the wedding. But he can't just sit there. In the "...Epilogue," the guitar sound becomes almost mournful as Gibbard shows up at the wedding, merely a guest at the celebration for the death of his dreams.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great follow up June 12, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Death Cab For Cutie will always be a band, I think, who release an album that takes a while to grow on me. When it finally does, I can't stop listening to it. This record's production is miles ahead of "something about airplanes". DCC has also dropped the beatlesque moments and optioned for a much more subdued approach. The result are songs ranging from modestlty upbeat, to the very downbeat. DCC does this wonderful thing where they make me keep thinking a song will eventually pick up, but it never happens! I like this. There may be influences, but the sound is really unique and satisfying.
Comparisons to Built to Spill I've seen should warn listeners that they may love BTS, but this album may not have enough get-up-and-go for them. Still, this record had held my attention much longer than BTS's latest effort.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Death Cab's best to date June 14, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I became a fan of Death cab after the release of Transatlanticism. I then checked out their older CD's, and I was amazed at the way DCFC has changed over time. After listening to every album, "We have the facts" is my favorite. This CD offers more of a low-fi sound, as opposed to "Transatlanticism". The best part is the story it tells, which is also unique to this album.

1. Title Track - Great intro to this album, very emotional. 9/10

2. Employment Pages - Has a more positive sound than Title Track, good guitar work. 8/10

3. For What Reason - Perhaps my favorite track on the album, the vocals and guitar are both stunning. 10/10

4. Lowell, Ma - Lyrics that are sad yet also fun to sing, and a killer drum beat that will stay in your head for days! 9/10

5. 405 - Has a sad sound to it, even though the guitar is in a higher tone. "You keep twisting the truth.." 8/10

6. Little Fury Bugs - My least favorite from the album, very sad but still good. 6/10

7. Company Calls - An upbeat change from "Little Fury Bugs", it makes you want to get up and dance. The chorus is almost like a happy yell. 10/10

8. Company Calls Epilogue - Similar lyrics as "Company Calls" but now with a very solemn tone. 8/10

9. No Joy in Mudville - Very sad and slow song that builds up to the chorus. Gibbard's cries will raise your hair. 9/10

10. Scientist Studies - More happy sounding than the previous few, excellent guitar/keyboard and a pleasant way to end this 5-star album. 9/10

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Concept Album
I love these songs. The songwriting is spectacular. This was a great jumping point for Death Cab for Cutie and indicated the direction of the band.
Published 8 months ago by Tom Firme
4.0 out of 5 stars Sloow Jams
This is just a good DCFC album. Lots of slow songs, not something to get your heart pumping. The lyrics are vauge at points and story-telling.
Published 8 months ago by Heather
4.0 out of 5 stars 15 years later
Almost 15 years later, this album still gets me every time. Many of the songs are on regular rotation on my playlist, I still almost never skip over them. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bill P
5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent whole album
as my musical tastes have evolved, i shy away from hit songs, and look for albums that have a unity and whole sound to them. this is one of those. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Lincoln Washington
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite album from one of my favorite bands.
I think every Death Cab album is magnificent in their own way and every album is wonderful but if I had to choose between any of them to be my favorite one, this ones a winner. Read more
Published 21 months ago by jesalbert1
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Condition
The disc was in perfect condition. The case was cracked but who cares about the case? As long as the cd plays with no skips, i am happy. Read more
Published on May 15, 2012 by Shan
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking
This is by far there best album yet, pure meaningful lyrical work with accompanying guitar riffs to entice any listener beyond return. Read more
Published on August 2, 2011 by benjamin
5.0 out of 5 stars DCFC never fails.
What's not to love about this album? I don't buy many cds (I usually download) but I'm very happy that I bought this one. It's one of my favorites! Read more
Published on July 11, 2010 by Ashley Montgomery
3.0 out of 5 stars Earns a vote
3 1/2

Although they would go on to accomplish more, this early work has an agreeably airy humbleness that serves the band's emotive engagements well; a return to this... Read more
Published on September 4, 2009 by IRate
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing from start to finish
Calm, chill, really funky sound to it, touching songs. I could listen to this album 1000x over from start to finish without getting sick of it. Read more
Published on April 8, 2008 by Alex
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