11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Death Cab for Cutie named their eighth studio album after a Japanese art movement in which broken ceramics are fused together again with precious metals. It’s a symbolic statement from a band at a crossroads: though Kintsugi is their last release with founding guitarist and longtime producer Chris Walla, its elegantly layered indie rock bears his considerable influence. Before blossoming into a quietly devastating break-up tune—frontman Ben Gibbard’s specialty— opener “No Room in Frame” starts with a hypnotic instrumental snippet that Walla weaves throughout. Both the breathtaking guitars of “Ingenue” and the elegiac beauty of “You’ve Haunted Me All My Life” showcase dynamics nearly twenty years in the making.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Death Cab for Cutie named their eighth studio album after a Japanese art movement in which broken ceramics are fused together again with precious metals. It’s a symbolic statement from a band at a crossroads: though Kintsugi is their last release with founding guitarist and longtime producer Chris Walla, its elegantly layered indie rock bears his considerable influence. Before blossoming into a quietly devastating break-up tune—frontman Ben Gibbard’s specialty— opener “No Room in Frame” starts with a hypnotic instrumental snippet that Walla weaves throughout. Both the breathtaking guitars of “Ingenue” and the elegiac beauty of “You’ve Haunted Me All My Life” showcase dynamics nearly twenty years in the making.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

SlippedAG ,

The Most Excited I've Ever Been!!!

I have been following these guys since day one and I can say that they are my absolute favorite band. They never disappoint and they always deliver. This album is everything that I love about DCFC. I can't wait for the full release because "Black Sun" made me want more. I'm beyond excited and I expect greatness!

dontfreeweezy ,

Ehh

I want to like it. But it's painfully repetitive.. And not in the old school, some how still awesome death cab kind of way... Bands change, sure. Doesn't mean I change with them. I still respect them, but I'm sick of all this reverb and spacey stuff. I didn't even give codes and keys a second listen... Plans, transatlanticism and narrow stairs will always be some of my favorite music, and for that I will always give good ol Benjamin another chance.

Caliparxbubbasparx ,

Finally!

Chris Walla may be gone but Death Cab is very much still alive and I am very much looking forward to this whole album, it could be there best yet!

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