One of the highlights of the new Ben Gibbard album (ahem. The 'Benjamin' Gibbard album) is a song called A Hard One To Know. It's a poppy song with clever lyrics like "You're like a flower garden buried in snow, you're a hard one to know." It pulls me in, but it also reminds me of how much Death Cab For Cutie is more than just the sum of its parts. How's that for a micro-review? Yeah, well... I still enjoy the song though.