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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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  • Audio CD (March 21, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Barsuk
  • ASIN: B00004RI7B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Chad A. Lauterbach on 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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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By andy lowes on 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

"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 By M. Boonstra on June 12, 2000
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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 By Travis Close on June 14, 2005
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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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