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Japanese Version featuring a Bonus Track
With songs equal to those on We Have the Facts and a lush, brilliant production that continues what The Photo Album started, Transatlanticism is easily Death Cab's best record to date. Much attention has duly been focused on doe-eyed singer/lyricist Ben Gibbard, co-star of the Postal Service phenomenon, and Ben's voice is as strange, beautiful, and as strong as ever on these songs, which deal with the difficulties of long-distance relationships. But guitarist/producer Chris Walla once again proves himself to be the band's secret weapon, layering subtle sonic touches throughout Transatlanticism, which is most definitely a "headphone record." This Seattle quartet is one of the only bands to really have picked up the intelligent, emotionally resonant, and guitar-driven indie-pop torch that Built to Spill briefly lit in the mid-1990s (before themselves heading off to the stoner-rock territory). DCFC themselves seem poised to finally break out to a wider audience, and they truly deserve it with this disc. --Mike McGonigal
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Top Customer Reviews
"Transatlanticism" is just plain beautiful. Period. It doesn't really rock, you can't really dance to it, but it will blow you away. So do not underestimate this album, do not under analyze it, because that is when it will disappoint you.
If you don't 'get it' the first time, PLEASE listen to the trio of 'Title & Registration', 'Tiny Vessels' and 'Transatlanticism' then let 'Passenger Seat' just carry you off into space... Absolutely beautiful playlist of 4 near-perfect songs. NB: I don't wish to imply the rest of the album is to be ignored! It's not...
And if you think DCFC is perhaps a little LoFi? Get this SACD. I listened to it on a friend's $35K system (Ayre SACD/CD/DVD Audio, Quad preamp & amp, B&W speakers, with $600 RCA interconnects). My own system is no slouch, but I only have an Oppo SACD player with decent amplification and System Audio SA Rangers from Denmark - the SACD is clearly worth it.
I hope to try a vinyl version soon and regret DCFC did not release Plans in SACD format..
A 5 star recommensation
this album's underrated title track "transatlanticism" is admittedly a little slow-paced. but for me, this was a marvellous trick only ben gibbard could attempt and succeed. and i mean succeed well. i suppose you do need to be a bit "emo" to be able to connect to this song.
as for the rest of the album, each song has a unique quality/feel and they all deserve to be recognised in their own right, and not just be compared to some other band which reminds so and so for so and so reason. oh, puhlease - it just doesn't matter who sounds like who! enter the age of simulacra, this is year 2004. NOTHING is absolutely original when you think about it.
most memorable of them all were "the new year" - a great anthem for the new year which should officially replace the good auld lang syne; "a lack of color" - a magnificent, heart-breaker for a magnificent album; "tiny vessels" - a great rocker with sexy lyrics (oh, how can you resist those words?); hell, i'll have to stop here or i'll piss somebody off.
transatlanticism is a must-have for the especially moody, the always-depressed, the sensitive, as well as for those with a wicked indie rock taste ..
Most recent customer reviews
Obvs a great album. Shipping was quick too. The cover the vinyl itself was in is pretty thin and is already ripping. But otherwise, totally worth itPublished 11 months ago by Huda
One song search on Google led me to this group. So impressed I purchased two of their CDS. 5 stars and 2 thumbs up!Published on April 21 2014 by janice
I don't know why this double LP is so much more expensive than others, but it is a great album so the extra cost is justified. Great artwork and great music. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2014 by Shane Porter
If you're a fan you will love it, first full lenght studio album from the band! have fun, you know you willPublished on Dec 10 2013 by Philippe
Exactly as ordered. Came in an oversized box but it was all intact so I have no complaints. Love it!Published on July 10 2013 by Brenna
I have never heard of this bad before, until I watched the O.C. This is where my brother and I were first introduced to Death Cab. Read morePublished on Feb. 15 2005