Transatlanticism, the widely beloved album from indie/alternative stalwarts Death Cab for Cutie, is a staple on lists of the most important albums of the 2000s. On first listen, your reaction may be, “why?” On this episode of Critically Acclaimed, host Jake Ramirez and Joyous Eclectic host Matt Rawls dig into the conceptual nature of Transatlanticism, the key to appreciating the simplicity of the songwriting, and why the album specifically rewards repeat listens.
Check out Matt’s music podcast, Joyous Eclectic, here.
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