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Something About Airplanes


Download links and information about Something About Airplanes by Death Cab For Cutie. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 43:18 minutes.

Artist: Death Cab For Cutie
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 43:18
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No. Title Length
1. Bend to Squares 4:33
2. President of What? 4:01
3. Champagne from a Paper Cup 2:38
4. Your Bruise 4:19
5. Pictures in a Exhibition 3:49
6. Sleep Spent 3:37
7. The Face That Launched 1000 S***s 3:41
8. Amputations 4:54
9. Fake Frowns 4:30
10. Line of Best Fit 7:16



The fact that Elsinor and Barsuk, two relatively small labels, conspired to co-release Something About Airplanes should give some indication as to its quality. It's a solid, emotive, and frequently amazing indie rock record that foreshadows Death Cab for Cutie's eventual ascent into the mainstream. Sonically, the band falls somewhere on the dreamier and more pop-oriented end of Built to Spill's sound (particularly on Keep It Like a Secret), alongside the Posies' most pensive tracks, or with Delta Haymax — that is, dynamic, melodic, and somewhat atmospheric Northwestern rock. What's important, however, is that the composition, arrangement, and perfect vocal harmonies of Something About Airplanes are all hugely effective; the band uses light touches of flute, synth, or cello to add the necessary textures to its well-crafted pop songs, and the result has a consistently impressive and thoroughly engaging quality that rivals Built to Spill's Keep It Like a Secret. Which is quite a complement — but tracks like "Bend to Squares" and "Pictures in an Exhibition" deserve as much adulation as one can offer.