Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Album Review: Thank You for Today by Death Cab for Cutie

I think that people naturally go through different phases in their adult lives in terms of how they relate with the world around them. I'm not saying this is true for everyone but I think it is a general thing. In your 20's for instance it's all about self. In your 30's it's all about yourself and the world. In your 40's it's all about reflecting on your life. That's as far as I've aged so I'm not sure what comes next. But I do believe these things are generally true and I think they are reflected in good songwriters. As they age their lyrics tend to follow a progression similar to this.

This is all to say that Death Cab for Cutie have released this album while in their early 40's and so at a time when they are being reflective and that is what this album perfectly captures. Not only in lyric but in music as well. There is a lot here reflecting from sounds of their youth bands like New Order, The Cure, The Smiths, etc.

I'm not sure this album would appeal to someone in their 20's but it certainly hits home for someone who has been through the reflective phase of their life. A perfect album to put on if you are driving by yourself on a drive of an hour or so. Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 3 out of 5 stars for Pretty Good.

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