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The Forbidden Love EP
Death Cab for Cutie
The Forbidden Love EP
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1

EP features 3 brand new songs plus two alternative versions from 'We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes'. Barsuk Records.


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All Artists: Death Cab for Cutie
Title: The Forbidden Love EP
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Barsuk
Original Release Date: 10/24/2000
Release Date: 10/24/2000
Album Type: EP
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 655173101520


Album Description
EP features 3 brand new songs plus two alternative versions from 'We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes'. Barsuk Records.

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More like 4.5; Include one of DCFC's best songs
Paul H. | USA | 12/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Forbidden Love EP could have been a few throwaways to keep fans busy until the follow-up to We Have The Facts..., but it's not. It includes "Photobooth," one of Death Cab's best songs. "Photobooth" has become a fan favorite, and rightly so; it's a beautiful indie-pop tune with some gorgeous synths and Ben Gibbard's heartfelt lyrics. "Technicolor Girls" is a nice, but inessential, tune, but "Song For Kelly Huckaby," like "Photobooth," is one of Death Cab's strongest songs. "Song For Kelly Huckaby" indicates the direction Death Cab would take for The Photo Album, as it is one of Death Cab's louder tunes.
The acoustic version of "405" is very pretty, but the alternate take of "Company Calls Epilogue" takes one of the strongest tunes on We Have The Facts and turns it into what sounds like a lo-fi demo. In other words, it's nothing special. Overall, though, "Photobooth" and "Song For Kelly Huckaby" makes the Forbidden Love EP an essential purchase for any Death Cab fan."
This is as good as an EP can get
Taylor | Illinois | 11/09/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Death Cab for Cutie is one of the best bands ever, and this EP has 5 of their best songs. If you want to get into death cab this would be a good first purchase from them."Photobooth" is about as good as a song can get. I've heard it a dozens of times and its never gotten old, everything about it is amazing: the lyrics, the singing, the little clicking noise throughout the whole thing, and the instrumental part in the middle with the bells is incredible. It's such a simple song, but it's so listenable, i've never seen anyone who hasn't liked this song. "Technicolor Girls" is also a fantastic song, it gives you that nice, warm feeling, and i find it hard not to start humming along with it. It's also very simple and stripped down. For alot of the song its just the electrical guitar and the vocals, which sound so good together."Song for Kelly Huckaby" is sad sounding song all about "photographs of the past". It's very emotional and hits harder than any other song on the EP. You see a more complex side of the band in this song that i really like. It's a good song to listen to after a break up."405 (Acoustic)" after photobooth is my favorite song on the EP. It's one of the prettiest songs they've ever written, the acoustic guitar is fantastic, it's reminiscent of classic acoustic songs such as "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac. Ben has a really high voice, and this is about as high as his voice ever gets on this song. "Company Calls Epilogue" was proclaimed by Ben as his favorite death cab song. I love the acoustic guitar in this song, especially when it cuts to it about 2 minutes into the song. Like every Death Cab song, this one has a great melody and great lyrics.Basically this EP is a must have for music fans, and especially death cab fans. If you like Indie Rock at all you'll love this EP. I can not say how good this EP is so just get it and find out."
Good for fans, and maybe others
Bando | 10/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Before I review this EP, you might want to know about my credentials. I am not now, or ever have been: a fan of indie. I have known about this band for quite some time now. But, I never really stopped to take a good listen. After a while though, their prescence got the best of me, and I decided to purchase this EP to see what these dudes were all about, and what a pleasant experience it was.

The disc opens up with the catchy technical drumbeat intro of "photobooth". A song littered with mellow keyboards, calming guitar picking and lyrically soothing goodness. I quickly decided that simply because of that one song, this band was a winner. I realize that photobooth is in most people's oppinion the best on here, but it's enough to make this CD worthwhile. As for the other tracks... Well, i'm getting to them.

After photobooth comes the even slower and less upbeat "technicolor girls". For some reason this song didn't do it for me. I suspect that's because I'm used to much more upbeat stuff. (I.E. punk, hardcore) I'd like to think that fans of indie rock would like this very much.
Next in line if the drawny "Song for Kelly Huckaby". This track in my oppinion has some very fine guitarwork and nice vocal effects. It's sort of sad like the last two songs but still gets me smiling.

"405" is an acoustic relapse of another Death cab song I havent even heard. I enjoyed it greatly and was glad to hear a happier and upbeat song on here. Lastly, Company calls finishes up this EP. The drumbeat on here is really cool and lyrics really standout from the rest. All in all a great finisher.

I found that this EP was a bit more mellow and poppy than their other stuff I've heard, which sounds more indie-rockish. I'm glad I bought this, I even went on to purchase "we have the facts" a couple weeks after. Although this isn't a genre a music I particularly spend a lot of time in, I think anyone can enjoy these songs, no matter what their tastes. there wasn't a single song here that I didn't enjoy in some way. I would also recommend this highly to anyone wanting to get into this band, but don't know where to start.

7/10 score for catchy vibes, good lyrics, and some innovation here and there. Very flattering EP..."