Posted by: kevkev1111 from: San Diego, CA on
I like to think of this record as a fine whiskey after cask-oak aging. Whiskey in its infancy is more wild and more accepted among the younger generation because of its accessibility and uncommon tradition from that of their parents. Enter: the shins. In their younger albums, there was a rebellious edge to the music that most fans have clinged to. When trying to make the switch from the weaker fermented alcohol to the fine, rich gentleman's drink it is a difficult transition. That being said, as a purveyor of fine whiskey, I like to think of this new record as a delicious brew that is deserving of stones instead of ice. It's time to refine ourselves, friends, and indulge in the good stuff (aka. Port of Morrow).
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Solid CD not as good as the last album.
Posted by: dearlyugly from: ventura on
The latest album from The Shins is a solid ok album to listen to but it's not anywhere near as good as there last release and I believe they have a different lineup of musicians and it shows and not in a good way. While it's enjoyable it's also very forgettable. Buy it if it's 10 bucks otherwise go buy the latest Mars Volta album, it's much better.
1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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