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Plans [CD]

Death Cab for Cutie Audio CD
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One of indie rock’s greatest success stories and multi Grammy-nominated quartet, Death Cab for Cutie have announced the release of their hugely anticipated new album, ‘Codes And Keys’ set for release on through Atlantic Records.

‘Codes And Keys’, which was mixed by the brilliant Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nine Inch Nails) ... Read more in Amazon's Death Cab for Cutie Store

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  • Audio CD (29 Aug 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,343 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Marching Bands of Manhattan
2. Soul Meets Body
3. Summer Skin
4. Different Names For The Same Thing
5. I Will Follow You Into The Dark
6. Your Heart Is An Empty Room
7. Someday You Will Be Loved
8. Crooked Teeth
9. What Sarah Said
10. Brothers On A Hotel Bed
11. Stable Song

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Plans is very much a brother or a sister to Transatlanticism. Despite the title, we never sat down to plan it, it just came out – fully formed – from the momentum of our last two years" says Harmer, but it’s drummer McGerr who perhaps sums it up best: "If Transatlanticism was an inhale, Plans is the exhale."

Plans is a shockingly beautiful and mature album from a group that itself is still maturing. Death Cab for Cutie is that rare band that aren’t afraid to tackle the big thought, to wrestle with the complex, never black and white realities of human interaction. From its soaring beginning to its somber end, ‘Plans’ is the sound of growing up, of gaining friends and losing them, of realising, perhaps for the first time, the weight and consequences of every decision we make, of every heart we touch. It is an album about growing old that can grow old with us.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional, better than I ever epected. 4 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
Having only a collection of Death Cab songs downloaded from several different albums, I had no idea what an absolute treat "Plans" was going to be when I purchased it. It is simply wonderful. The sound on "Plans" is fuller, more thoughtful and clever than other Death Cab songs, the standard of lyrics remains at its pure brilliance as I had come to expect.

The structure of Plans as a record is genius. From the more vibrant opening to the somber ending, Plans take you on a journey. The fantastic opener of "Marching Bands in Manhattan" is beyond belief only bettered by its lead into "Soul Meets Body" a song worthy of REM. As the album moves on we get the atmospheric "Different names for the same things" with an intro reminiscent of The Killers, and the chilling "I will follow you into the dark" a song one might expect of Bright Eyes. Don't get me wrong Death Cab for Cutie aren't trying to be something there not, this album is DCFC, it epitomizes all of their early work, tidied up, neaten, matured and delivered impeccably.

As the album shifts to it's ending we are gifted with possibly the best DCFC song ever written in "Brothers on a Hotel Bed." The intro is incredible, reminding alot of "Melancholoy and the Infinite Sadness" by The Smashing Pumpklins. The lyrics are so consciously constructed yet so simple and Gibbard's voice is at its pinnacle. It is a song worthy of being played on repeat for a day. And even after that I guarantee you will still go back for more.

Buy this album, whether you have previous DCFC experience or not it is simply a great album. It has made me want to own every Death Cab record ever released, and if they're a fraction as good as Plans I will not be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Up With the Best 25 Nov 2006
Format:Audio CD
I heard of DCFC by chance one night radio station hopping. This is a truly wonderful album. Every song is a gem with lyrics among the most poetic I've ever heard; raw and tender, awash with symbolic density. Yet, it's a beautifully simple album. "Brothers in a Hotel Bed" defies description, it is so good. Buy this album and feel priveleged to have stumbled upon DCFC.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars genuinely an essential album 25 Feb 2006
Format:Audio CD
I heard of Deathcab from a friend, and thank christ i did as this is one of the best albums i have heard in a long time.
Deathcab create, warm, lush, melodic songs, the best exponent of this being "when your haert is an empty room", and the lyrical content has a universal appeal, and yet dosent feel cliched in the slightest. Admittedly not every song is as good as tracks 5,6 and 7 but then, not very many are. (The others are still great anyway.)
If you have a taste in music that includes any type of rock/indie/emo music, then this album really should be in your collection. God only knows why Deathcab aren't one of the biggest bands on the earth, they sure as hell should be!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind Blowing 13 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album when it first came out not knowing alot about the band apart from the jovial, 'soul meets body'. However I can honestly say that this is most definatley one of the best albums I have ever bought.

It is the perfect album for any occasion and you can be guaranteed to have to tell your friends who the band is once they hear it.

Standout tracks for me are probably 'different names for the same thing' and 'brothers in a hotel bed' but you will hard pushed to find a bad track.

This is the first and last time I will write a review but just felt that others need to experience this absolutely incredible music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Our Little Secret 7 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
I'd heard of the band for some time, but the name suggested something I most probably wouldn't be interested in so I never really looked for their material. Then thanks to one of the most wonderfully serependitious moments of my life, I played Thirteen Senses' The Invitation to my sister, she played it to a friend who likes Keane and he said it sounded more like Death Cab For Cutie. This I HAD to check out, and the result was a very fortuitous introduction to a band who churn out genius after genius at a bafflingly alarming rate.

I always big DCFC up to friends and colleagues and watch as their faces contort in puzzlement. And d'you know what, I leave it there as I don't really want to share this fantastic music with others; I don't want them to become too commercial and become hijacked by every pop music fan trying desperately to gain some semblance of credibility.

But hey, seeing as you've made it this far, you're obviously cool and serious enough about your music to be allowed to join the club. Plan simply blows this fan away. Stand out tracks include the superbly up-tempo Marching Bands Of Manhattan with its rising to a crescendo and its repeating lyrics which serve to re-enforce Benjamin Gibbard's feelings evermore. Listen carefully for a fantastically drowning-like sound effect at the very end of this track. Summer Skin is very simple and absolutely gorgeous, with its heart-rending been-there lyrics and even a 10CC-esque backing vocal - sublime! Scarily, the next track, Different Names For The Same Thing is even better!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Death Cab
Strongly recommended album by a group which has since lost its way.The other excellent album by DCFC is Transatlanticism. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. Martin J. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
I bought this for "I will follow you into the dark". Worth it for that one song along but it is a stunning album. Well recommended. Oh yes - it arrived quickly too
Published 12 months ago by Damian
3.0 out of 5 stars good.. but a little bit boring for my taste
theese are obloiuvsly great musicians! i bought it.. i liked it :) so and so and so and so.. yess
Published 14 months ago by tripple D
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for dcfc-fans
I really love this cd. It's very melancholic and absolutely worthy for recommendations. A must have for the Death Cab for Cutie fans (and people who like the Postal Service) - in... Read more
Published on 1 Mar 2011 by Claire Hansen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
I found out about Death Cab for Cutie by accident, and am now a fan of their music. This album makes great background music, but also merits concentrating on.
Published on 28 Oct 2010 by Noodles
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant Indie Pop
Not quite what I expected from a band who take their name from a track by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Death Cab For Cutie (2007 Digital Remaster) This is perfectly acceptable... Read more
Published on 24 Sep 2010 by Greywolf
5.0 out of 5 stars Plans
As the Amazon blurb has stated "If Transatlanticism was an inhale, Plans is the exhale" and it has to be said that as an individual album it is excellent, but as a companion piece... Read more
Published on 1 Oct 2009 by Spider Monkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Not my usual cup of tea... and yet...
It's funny, really - I'd heard of Death Cab For Cutie. They didn't interest me in the slightest. I listen to stuff like Isis, Neurosis, Lamb of God, Tool, Cult of Luna, Botch,... Read more
Published on 30 Jan 2009 by A. J. Dickson
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Ground Breaking.
Death Cab for Cutie still amaze me, even today's bands fail to even compare to the careful hounest lyrics of Ben Gibbard.
This Album will blow you away from start to finish. Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2008 by P. J. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 5th album from Death Cab!
I've had this album for a while now, and it's grown to be one that I value a lot. I was a big fan of Transatlanticism, but I feel that Plans is a much more focused and coherent... Read more
Published on 4 July 2007 by Mr. D. J. Tatlow
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