And yet, when Kintsugi gets broken into individual pieces, there are heirlooms worth treasuring. It probably is, but at least Gibbard is willing to share some of himself while leaving plenty to the imagination. But after 12 years of hearing him repeat "I need you so much closer" ad infinitum, that line never hurt more than it does now. Skip to content Search query All Results. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music. The album's title, track listing, and artwork were revealed via social media on January 12, , with the song "Black Sun" to be released as the lead single from the album.
Black Sun was officially released on January 26, , following several weeks of snippets of lyrics being posted on various social media sites and the official website. Kintsugi has received mostly positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a rating determined by a " weighted average " of reviews from mainstream critics, the album received a score of 67 out of , based on 30 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews.
In a three and a half out of five star review, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic claims: "Most of Kintsugi shimmers upon a gloss constructed out of new wave remnants and faded memories of yacht rock. Credits adapted from AllMusic : . Kintsugi debuted at No. It's the fourth Death Cab for Cutie album to enter the Billboard 's top Source: Amazon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Death Cab for Cutie. Art rock indie rock indie pop post-punk revival. Atlantic Barsuk. CD Digital download vinyl Cassette.
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With this in mind, why does Death Cab for Cutie get held in such reverence? In , the obstacles for connection are greater than ever, and Death Cab is more concerned with embracing the damage of separation than trying to hold things together. With Gibbard newly single after his divorce from TV and music star Zooey Deschanel, and Walla having announced several months before the release that he was leaving to pursue his own interests, it would seem like Death Cab for Cutie has reached a new point as both a band and as individuals.
Kintsugi bears the makings of a great album, if Death Cab for Cutie made great albums. Instead, Kintsugi is a very Death Cab for Cutie album. There are moments of radio-ready bliss, a few songs with lyrics that slowly become affecting, a handful of forgettable diversions, and some expected trite, misguided nonsense. There is some solace to take from the album, though, and it is the deeply personal kind.
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