October 2012 CD of the Month

October 9 2012, 2:43pm
Categories: CD of the Month

WNRN’s CD of the Month for October is the new solo album from Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard, Former Lives.

From EW.com

The recently single Death Cab for Cutie frontman (he split from wife Zooey Deschanel last year) sheds his band to work out some ideas that’ve been rattling around in his head for years. That makes for a sometimes disjointed album, encompassing everything from Western twang to mariachi horns to Aimee Mann duets, but Gibbard has put his stamp on it all. His earnest songwriting — ”a bird with a broken wing,” ”the five-alarm fire that rages inside my heart,” etc. — still skews saccharine, but more often than not, Former Lives is lovely.

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