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The Most Disappointing Albums of 2011
13 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM
The selections on this list aren't necessarily bad albums -- some actually happen to be among the most critically acclaimed of this year. In some cases, it's just that the albums weren't what fans were expecting, and in others, they were exactly what they were expecting.
Funeral Songs: The Music of 'Six Feet Under'
3 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM
Two specific sequences from two separate episodes of Six Feet Under illustrate the show's complex and sophisticated use of popular music as both dramatic dramatic device and cultural signifier.
Death Cab for Cutie: Kintsugi
30 Mar 2015 // 8:06 PM
This isn't the sound of "indie rock", nor is it "dad rock". This is "obligation rock", a forced brand of music that exists just because it has to.
Death Cab for Cutie: Codes & Keys
31 May 2011 // 4:00 PM
It's billed as being unique and different -- keyboards instead of guitars! -- but Codes & Keys is the sound of Death Cab at their most generic, disjointed, and disinterested.
Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)
22 May 2015 // 10:11 AM
Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.
Death Cab for Cutie's "Black Sun" Is Promising (and Nothing More)
29 Jan 2015 // 6:11 AM
Following their creative low point in 2011's Codes & Keys and shedding a band member, Death Cab for Cutie's first new song in years is promising, but not a whole lot else.
Death Cab for Cutie rides a crest of creativity
14 Oct 2008 // 8:22 PM
Death Cab for Cutie fans indulged front man Ben Gibbard when he embarked on his solo tour last year, but now he's back in his
Seattle indie band Death Cab for Cutie is now big business with No. 1 album
2 Jun 2008 // 10:15 PM
For long time followers of Death Cab for Cutie, the news was a pleasantly unexpected sock to the tender-hearted jaw, just as it was for