Friday, June 06, 2008

Song of the Week 6/6/08

Death Cab For Cutie - "No Sunlight"

Death Cab's new album Narrow Stairs is easily one of my favorite discs of the year. Ben Gibbard and company have created an album that serves the many moods of Steve--happy ("Long Division"); sad ("The Ice Is Getting Thinner"): contemplative (yeah, it happens) ("Bixby Canyon Bridge"); Beach Boys-esque ("You Can Do Better Than Me") and finally poppy, which brings us to "No Sunlight." It's a perfect pop composition--great quick piano and guitar riffs, two instantly-memorable choruses ("in sunlight" and "no sunlight"), a head-bobbing bridge that comes around twice and it all clocks in at a brisk 2:40. I kind of hope "No Sunlight" doesn't become a single. It would be nice to have a favorite song on an album not be sullied by radio play.

You know what? I'm going to listen to the song for the sixth time today. I suggest you do the same.

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