14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
by the indie-heads who don't want to hear anything new. Yeah it's trying to be different and succeeding. And thank god for that! It's the most innovative and creative music I've heard for a very long time. It's not all instantly likeable but certainly instantly fascinating which encourages you to delve deeper into the sometimes complex and unclassifiable insanity! What is abundantly clear is the skill and inspiration of a classy line-up of musicians who are doing something groundbreaking. There will always be people shouting disapproval because they want their rock in bitesize 4/4 riff form. They are the pains in the birthing of new music.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There's not enough reviews for this fantastically crafted album! The Shins have a way with songs that is so individual and refreshing. The melodies are surprising yet ultimately catchy and rewarding. The lyrics are slightly esoteric but interesting and entertaining. The songs that really stand out for me are:
"Turn a Square" which is a wonderfully catchy and beautifully constructed uplifting song with the classic line "have I left my home just to whine on this microphone?"
"So Says I" is again so interestingly constructed, with haunting lovely lyrics.
Also "Pink Bullets" and "Saint Simon"
The Shins are not getting the attention they deserve with this album which I… Read more