To start with the song reviews is the song Home Is A Fire. This one gives us a glimpse into the past where Gibbard's voice sounds kind of muffled. Though the music is highly different. A good progression song, but not my favorite off the album.
For some reason, Death Cab constantly knocks it out of the park with their title songs. The showcase of Ben's voice in this song is almost overwhelming. This definitely is one of the best off the album. Everything flows perfectly.
Some Boys is next, a great song, but has gotten old too fast for me. When originally listening to this song it instantly became my favorite. But after repeated listens, I have grown tired of it. Not to take away from how excellent this song is, just it isn't a constant.
The Doors Unlocked and Open is an interesting song to say the least. It pulls you in with a fast-paced drum line, and starts the classic progression into such a wonderful sound. Especially when the bass comes in.
I was actually surprised by this next song. You Are a Tourist actually made it to the radio. Which I guess is fitting considering how well Death Cab has broken out over the years. Definitely has all the ingredients of a classic and deserved it's spot on the air.
Monday Morning is another interesting song. It takes more than one listen to get into this one, but once you do, you'll find how soothing it is. Grew into a top 3 off this album for me.
Underneath The Sycamore is next. Best, this is the best song off the album and you will know why when you listen. Starting with a simple sound and then cuts to the main line. The chorus in this one is what really grabs you. A classic 'almost-chant' to pull the listener in. Also, the vocal talents in this one can't be ignored.
The last song is St. Peter's Cathedral. Very slow progressing song that Death Cab is famous for. Ending with an instrumental like they always do. The only thing to dislike about this song is the ending. It is way too long and the instrumental isn't that great to keep it going.
Codes and Keys, another great album like I mentioned before. The other songs on this album are also worth checking out but did not make my cut. Keep supporting Death Cab for Cutie.