We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes

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We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
Studio album by Death Cab for Cutie
Released March 21, 2000
Recorded 1999 at The Hall of Justice
Genre Indie rock
Length 41:55
Language English
Label Barsuk
Producer Chris Walla
Death Cab for Cutie chronology
Something About Airplanes
(1998)
We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
(2000)
The Photo Album
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (favorable)[2]
Mojo 4/5 stars[3]
NME (7/10)[3]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10)[4]
PopMatters (favorable)[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic (3/5)[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes 5/5 stars[8]

We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes is the second studio album by indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, released March 21, 2000, on Barsuk Records. It is a concept album about a ruined relationship.[9] It was ranked the 14th Greatest Indie Rock album of all time by Amazon.com.[10]

In 2011, guitarist Chris Walla reflected upon the album stating: "That second record, especially, for years and years has been my favorite ... As I try to figure out what it is about that record that I react to so strongly – we started recording it like twelve years ago – dissecting all those elements and trying to reverse-engineer what happened, I’ve learned so much about what I value about songwriting and about performances."[11]

Cut songs[edit]

The Forbidden Love E.P. contains an acoustic version of "405" and an alternate version of "Company Calls Epilogue".

You Can Play These Songs with Chords + 10 contains a version of "Song for Kelly Huckaby" that Christopher Walla notes was for Facts. Another version of "Song for Kelly Huckaby" appears on The Forbidden Love E.P.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Title Track"   Ben Gibbard 3:29
2. "The Employment Pages"   Gibbard 4:04
3. "For What Reason"   Gibbard 2:52
4. "Lowell, MA"   Gibbard, Chris Walla 3:28
5. "405"   Gibbard 3:37
6. "Little Fury Bugs"   Gibbard 3:48
7. "Company Calls"   Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Walla 3:19
8. "Company Calls Epilogue"   Gibbard 5:16
9. "No Joy In Mudville"   Gibbard, Harmer, Walla 6:03
10. "Scientist Studies"   Gibbard 5:56

The song "405" is often incorrectly associated with California's I-405, but is referring to I-405 in Seattle, Washington. The band is from Bellingham and the lyrics describe the songwriter's drive south to Seattle to visit a girlfriend.[12]

Personnel[edit]

Death Cab for Cutie
Additional personnel

References[edit]