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ROLLING STONE: 

Gibbard's indie-rock blues still plumb emotional depths with remarkable literary detail.

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Billboard: 

The songs here hit with a full-on assault of crunching guitar riffs, distorted, cracked vocals and walls of disorienting feedback, while lyrically, frontman Ben Gibbard visits the moodier and darker corners of his mind.

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The Guardian: 

The quartet are more impressive, and moving, when they try less hard.

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80
Billboard: 

The songs here hit with a full-on assault of crunching guitar riffs, distorted, cracked vocals and walls of disorienting feedback, while lyrically, frontman Ben Gibbard visits the moodier and darker corners of his mind.

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80
Boston Globe: 

This time out the musical gambles are bolder and the outcome proportionally more dramatic.

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80
Boston Globe: 

This time out the musical gambles are bolder and the outcome proportionally more dramatic.

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Uncut: 

This is the sound of a band surprising itself. [July 2008, p.92]

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Spin: 

While that may sound dangerously morose, Death Cab have become skilled with the light/dark juxtaposition.

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80
ROLLING STONE: 

Gibbard's indie-rock blues still plumb emotional depths with remarkable literary detail.

Read full review
80
The Guardian: 

The quartet are more impressive, and moving, when they try less hard.

Read full review
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