Posts tagged "Death Cab for Cutie"
New Release Report 10/16/12: Hopping On The Night Train With Jason Aldean

New Release Report 10/16/12: Hopping On The Night Train With Jason Aldean

Still wanna be down with Brandy? Well, the singer/actress is one of several big names releasing albums today–read our New Release Report to find out what else you should be checking out!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the '00s (50-41)

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’00s (50-41)

Our list of the ’00s best albums is in it’s second half. Find out where Jurassic 5 placed on the list!

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the '00s (60-51)

bLISTerd: The 100 Best Albums of the ’00s (60-51)

We’re almost at the halfway point on our list of the 100 best albums of the ’00s. Check out where we placed albums by Spoon, Talib Kweli and Common.

bLISTerd: The Popblerd Staff Presents The Best Music of 2011…And Some Playlists!!

We’ve spent much of the past week looking back at the year that was, with many of the writers on staff posting their lists of their 11 favorite albums of 2011. Everything from indie rock to hip-hop got mentioned, and every writer that contributed an individual list (and a couple that didn’t) ranked their albums. Those rankings were then compiled and the result…a quick and dirty list of the site’s 40 favorite albums of the year. Suck it, Billboard! 1) […]

bLISTerd Presents: Brittany's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Brittany’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

Okay, I’ll admit it- I didn’t listen to a lot of music released this year. I can’t really explain why- I think partially it was because I was listening to some of the albums released last year still (because Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz is still my favorite from 2010), and the other reason is probably because I tend to procrastinate when it comes to buying/listening to new albums anyway. For example: Bon Iver’s self-titled release (which is on the […]

bLISTerd Presents: Cassandra's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Cassandra’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

Foster The People had one of this year’s biggest albums by a new band, and they feature on Cassandra’s Top 11 of 11 list. What else made the cut?

Spin Cycle: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin’s “Tape Club”

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin are easy to like, but they’re unlikely to be anyone’s favorite band. They’re a little too unassuming for that: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin write simple, unadorned pop songs. Classifying them as indie is difficult since, beyond their unwieldy band name and reasonably lo-fi take on things, their songs are generally catchy and devoid of pretense; lumping them in with groups that tread the indie/pop dividing line like Death Cab For Cutie or […]

Chart Stalker 6/9/11: Gaga Tumbles, Death Cab Debuts Big

So maybe my headline is a little misleading. After all, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way hangs on for a second week at the top of the Billboard album charts. However, after scoring a million + sales week, the pop star’s latest record suffers a steeper-than-normal 84% drop and scans a relatively pedestrian 174,000 units in week two. While the drop is slightly alarming, it was inevitable without the benefit of a promotion like Amazon’s 99 cent gambit. Regardless of anything, […]

The New Blerd Radio Episode 5: Happy Blerdthday!

Memorial Day wasn’t the only holiday celebrated this week! There was also a Blerd birthday to acknowledge, so Mike & Jesse too to the airwaves on an off-week to give you yet another episode of caffeinated, alcohol-fueled commentary on the latest in pop culture. Discussed this week: -How do kids survive the rapture? (well, more specifically, Jesse’s kid) -How did a friend of ours find something gross in his Wendy’s meal? -Marv Albert is NOT Herb Alpert. Or Merv Griffin. […]

Chart Stalker: Gaga Goes for a Mil

Pop star Lady Gaga leads this week’s Billboard album chart with her new album, Born This Way. It moves a jaw dropping 1.1 million units in it’s first week. It’s the biggest first week for any album since 50 Cent’s The Massacre dropped in 2005, and it’s the biggest first week for a female artist ever. Of course, Gaga’s achievement will come with an asterisk, as well over 400,000 copies of that were purchased from during a promotion on […]

Spin Cycle: Death Cab for Cutie’s “Codes & Keys”

Of all of Ben Gibbard’s projects, I probably enjoy The Postal Service most, with Death Cab for Cutie as an extremely close second.  When I heard that Codes and Keys would be a return to a more laid back and piano-laden sound I found myself greatly anticipating the possibilities that this could bring. While it would be unjust to expect to hear the glitchy electronics I learned to love on Give Up, opener “Home is a Fire” provides shades of […]

New Release Report 5/31/11: Codes, Keys & Music

The way things have gone so far in 2011, one week stuffed with new releases is generally followed by a week where tumbleweeds fly through your local record store. However, following the Lady Gaga/Brad Paisley/Glee bonanza last week, there’s a solid slate of releases headed your way. We’ll start with Death Cab for Cutie. While associating Ben Gibbard’s voice with anything “hard” is laughable, Death Cab’s last album, Narrow Stairs, was an attempt to toughen up their sound a little […]