The Shins

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  1. mansize rooster

    mansize rooster Club Legend

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    New album
    Same Voice..but a different band. Mercer sacked them all:eek:

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    First taste of it is out there. Simple Song
     

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  2. The Flying Belgian

    The Flying Belgian Third Tall

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    Good track too.

    [YOUTUBE]GyAJ4V06izg[/YOUTUBE]
     
  3. mansize rooster

    mansize rooster Club Legend

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    yep. great start!
     
  4. FIGJAM

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    He could have shown some mercy.
     
  5. Jabso

    Jabso Brownlow Medallist

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    I like that "Never Gonna Wipe My Butt" song they play.
     
  6. mansize rooster

    mansize rooster Club Legend

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    wipe my butt!
    yes, a classic!

    ah i also have a soft spot for this one..
    When the shins and spongebob were at their popularity peak!
    [YOUTUBE]fLJhJVgZ8oc[/YOUTUBE]

    and why not..
    [YOUTUBE]UNUCckyv0Ws[/YOUTUBE]
     
  7. mansize rooster

    mansize rooster Club Legend

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    So what do you lot think of this?
    seems to be dividing fans.
     
  8. Cursed_Cat

    Cursed_Cat Norm Smith Medallist

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  9. mansize rooster

    mansize rooster Club Legend

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    yeah good read.. it is an interesting take on things.

    you can really split his stuff into 2 halves. Flake Music & the first 2 Shins albums.
    People are going to love these for the more lo-fi feel.

    And then the Next 2 Shins albums and the broken bells LP.
    From Wincing the night away the sound has been more lush and expansive. i personally don't prefer one to the other. As long as the tunes are still there, which they are!
     
  10. Cursed_Cat

    Cursed_Cat Norm Smith Medallist

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    got into them briefly through 'Chutes too Narrow' - loved the track 'Phantom Limb' from 'Wincing the Night Away', but after that my Shins-love become strained.

    would be interested to hear the new album though purely to hear what Mercer has tried to attempt - to me his strength is that he is an ol' fashioned clever tunesmith, both lyrically and musically - I don't reckon he needs to goose up his songs with a lot of proggy arrangements, his cleverness comes through when the instrumentation is at it's simplest - imo of course !
     
  11. omit

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    The film clip for Simple Song is absolutely amazing. We need more clips like that
     

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  12. Braddock

    Braddock All Australian

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    I'm a big Shins fan, but I really hope this album grows on me because so far I'm not impressed at all.
     
  13. mansize rooster

    mansize rooster Club Legend

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    listening to it again right now
    production is outstanding. i still think the songwriting is elite to.. its more straightforward but man.. the hooks. its all still there.

    they were great on letterman to.
    but the new band does lack a bit with the backing vocals
     
  14. mansize rooster

    mansize rooster Club Legend

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    the chorus on 40 Mark Strasse is why this band is fantastic!
     
  15. Lunchlady Doris

    Lunchlady Doris Brownlow Medallist

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    Don't like it all.

    It's a James Mercer album, not a Shins album.
     
  16. Cursed_Cat

    Cursed_Cat Norm Smith Medallist

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