StabilityArtist: Death Cab for Cutie
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Formats and Editions
1. 20th Century Towers
2. All Is Full of Love
''The Stability EP'' is a limited edition EP by Indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, released February 19, 2002. The release marks the final appearance of drummer Michael Schorr.
The tracks on ''The Stability EP'' were originally featured as bonus tracks on the Japanese version of ''The Photo Album''. - WikipediaSince the Seattle foursome’s Photobooth EP just prior to the ThePhoto Album LP was just fantastic, there was every reason to anticipatethis one too with licked chops. So it’s a curt shock to find this one soincredibly without worth. The A-side here, “20th Century Towers,”is a meandering piece of pointless scribble. It’s as offhand a throwawayas one could imagine, from a group whose mixture of bright but brooding guitartextures, and Ben Gibbard’s stunningly detailed lyrics has been so distinctiveand strong. If this is “stability,” give me unpredictability, anyday.
Which leaves the Bj"ork cover from the group’s live sets, and the onlyhighlight here, “All is Full of Love.” Though more fleshed out thanthe Icelandic wonder’s ghostly, beatless original, the very obtuse natureof the original just makes this perfectly striking version too at home withthe other two songs unexpected rootlessness. See you at the next LP instead.Or buy The Photo Album if you haven’t already.
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