*Death Cab for Cutie can talk about changing and experimenting on their new album until their tongues drop off 'cause all I hear is the same same same. A somewhat different (and worse) version of their old stuff. I mean really - you would've thought that after "Plans" they would have enough confidence (and funds) to take their music a step further. Instead it was one huge leap backwards. It's not so much that 'Narrow Stairs' is really bad. It's just that they're getting so boring.
(And this is the shortest song on the album)
Death Cab for Cutie - No Sunlight
*Then again, you'll be all "Who needs anything new?? Just stick with what you know!" after hearing the Guillemots new effort. Uhm, no - see, even the word "effort" in relation to this album sounds wrong. It would imply that they've actually tried to make some decent music and that just doesn't seem possible. 'Red', however, seemed to receive good reviews from an impressive/alarming number of music-lovers on the blogosphere. Rumor has it that this is what really happened:
indieboy77: did it sound subtle and sweet and lo-fi?
* the girl not-so-cleverly disguised as 'fuckmeimtwee' listens to first song - is horrified - wishes she hadn't chatted with 'indieboy77' - goes back to T's album
And because I don't actually like being a hater here are some 2008 songs I've been really enjoying this week: