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Death Cab For Cutie - Open Door: EP CD £2.99 delivered @ HMV

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[mod] 6y, 9m agoFound 6 years, 9 months ago
Hard to get hold of EP / CD by Death Cab For Cutie. The only other places I can find this are Amazon £10.29 and 991.com £13.64.

"Made up of songs from the Narrow Stairs sessions that didn't make the final cut, it would be unfair to think of what's here as castoffs. Aside from the fact that they possibly didn't fit the mood or sequencing of that record, they appear to have been left off for being too much like archetypal Death Cab songs. On an album where the band seemed to be setting out to break new ground, they possibly feared these cuts may seem too much like retreads. Luckily, they're also up to the standards of that previous work. Fans of the band's first five albums will find much to love here.

Opener Little Bribes is as bright and uptempo as the poppiest things they've done, (The Sound of Settling, Crooked Teeth, etc.) upbeat despite Ben Gibbard's jaundiced observations on Vegas. The semi-acoustic A Diamond and a Tether would have fit nicely onto Plans, wheras the angular guitars and tight rhythmic interplay on My Mirror Speaks and I Was Once Was A Loyal Lover recall The Photo Album.

I have to give props to Gibbard's lyrics once again; he captures the compromises and dissappointments of ageing as well as any lyricist I can think of, especially for a guy who seems to be generally perceived as making somehow adolescent music - largely due to the often pejorative 'emo' tag Death Cab get labelled with.

The EP ends with a heartbreaking rendition of Talking Bird, with Gibbard on vocal and ukelele, which provides the sole real signpost to it's parent album's content. I would recommend this as a purchase to Death Cab fans old and new, just not as a sampler of what to expect from their most recent full length." Amazon review

Track Listings
1. Little Bribes
2. Diamond and a Tether
3. My Mirror Speaks
4. I Was Once a Loyal Lover
5. Talking Bird [Demo Version]
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#1
Great tunes from a very underated act. Top price, thanks.
#2
Thanks, good spot. Just ordered one (with Quidco!).
#3
A bargain, some great stuff on it
#4
HOT!

This EP is better than the largely quite-average 'Narrow Stairs'.
#5
Ooo I've been meaning to get this for a while, thanks for posting!

Have to agree Narrow Stairs was a bit average, but this makes up for it. I heard 'Meet me on the Equinox' in Next the other day. I wanted to burn every copy of Twilight.
#6
Ordered, cheers!
#7
Much better than narrow stairs, this is standard price for it when it was released in the UK( excluding imports listed above) and this is £2.99 on iTunes if you would just like a digital copy.
#8
Love a bit of DCFC.

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