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The Shins are back.,
This review is from: Wincing The Night Away [Digipak] (Audio CD)
With two great albums under their belt The Shins needed an stormer of a return and Wincing The Night Away does just that. With the ghostly mumblings of Sleeping Lessons pulsing as soon as you hit play you know your in for a treat. Although this album maybe weighed with more synths than the last two it only adds to the beautiful melodies that The Shins are masters at crafting. Instant hits on the album include the single Phanton Limb, the awesome Sea Legs & Turn On Me, the rest of the tunes slowly emerge like a flower and all you want to do is taste their pollen. The Shins have tried some new angles on their quirky intellengent peotic songs. Split Needles almost sounds like it wouldn't be out of place in an Incubus set, if only Incubus could craft it as clever as this track is. This is a awesome albums fans of the previous two albums will adore it. Where as new listeners will be enchanted and will be left hungry for more and will have to eat backwards to 'Chutes To Narrow' & 'Oh' Inverted World'. Best Track 'Turn On Me' "You had to know that I was fond of you, fond of Y O U. Beautiful.