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idrive1life
01-20-2007, 10:54 PM
full album is streaming on their myspace

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=3225508

I love it!

boyalien0
01-20-2007, 10:56 PM
good shit

TomAz
01-20-2007, 11:04 PM
.....

goatparade
01-20-2007, 11:07 PM
Australia is my fav. song...very good album

TomAz
01-20-2007, 11:09 PM
yeah drive i figured it out shortly after posting.

york707
01-20-2007, 11:56 PM
I Drive for life - did you ever read the old board?

idrive1life
01-21-2007, 12:21 AM
yes sometimes and I did'nt live there ... so sorry if you've already read these before

york707
01-21-2007, 12:35 AM
no, I was just wondering...

Jenniehoo
01-21-2007, 12:49 AM
I'm ***tty much over The Shins - not in sense or in theory at all - but more in their musicality - which really de***sses me. I really liked them for a good while. But I feel their music always comes from such a similar place that I "got over it" after a while...and it makes me feel shitty because I want to like them so much.

I want to listen to this new material and see if it will rope me back in - but I felt compelled to share how I felt about them to see if anyone else felt the same. I'm not a hater - but everything is subjective and sometimes you can only stomach so much "like-sounding" stuff before it starts to make you feel nutso.

Anyway - I'll check it out and report back for any interested.

Jenniehoo
01-21-2007, 12:50 AM
Why is every time I type p-r-e getting censored? Is that a new swearword that I'm too old to know about?

All That I Am
01-21-2007, 02:48 AM
Yeah it is... go **** yourself!

Yablonowitz
01-21-2007, 10:05 AM
Personally, I think this is their best album. Even better than Oh, Inverted World.

Also, I usually don't like videos, but this one is cool. I'm surprised Wes Anderson didn't direct it.

<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/OkITsv3Nk6M"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/OkITsv3Nk6M" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>

Yablonowitz
01-21-2007, 10:06 AM
Wait...wtf? What am I doing wrong?

TomAz
01-21-2007, 10:15 AM
Wait...wtf? What am I doing wrong?

You live in Montana.

Jennie I agree with about the Shins except I didn't even realized I agreed with you until you posted and I thought "she's right". "coming from the same place" is exactly it. it's not bad, not at all, but after the same thing over and over I have found I am losing interest. I've not heard the new one though.

mountmccabe
01-21-2007, 10:30 AM
I really like the new album but it doesn't excite me. It'll be the sort of thing I'll pull out every once in a while and say wow, that's good, I should hear it more but, really, I don't need to.

adamnikyo
01-21-2007, 10:45 AM
yeah i'm really tired of the shins and their two ***vious albums full of like-sounding music. i mean, their sound is so tired. it's bad enough they made two 30 minute albums, but then there's a small handful of eps and b-sides floating around and that's just over the top.

i'm all for people having opinions, and i understand some people just don't hear music the way others do. but i don't understand thinking the shins' music always come from a similar place. not any more so than most any other band. and do you guys even listen to what james is saying? are you paying attention?

then again, i'm kinda sick of reading books because i feel like the use of words is just getting played out.

mountmccabe
01-21-2007, 10:46 AM
Yabs you're probably doing it right, it doesn't look like the YouTube is working now.

mountmccabe
01-21-2007, 10:49 AM
I don't know if my post worked.

The YouTube embedding doesn't seem to be working.

Also I'm seeing posts from the future. It's 11:47 am and I see Gabe's post from 11:56 am. I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SAY BEFORE YOU SAY IT. But I won't say because I don't want to ruin the surprise for people.

Yablonowitz
01-21-2007, 10:51 AM
You live in Montana.

Don't you have a suduko puzzle to do?

Can anyone help with this youtube embedding issue?

mountmccabe
01-21-2007, 10:54 AM
what is the full address for the youtube you want to post yabs?

TomAz
01-21-2007, 10:55 AM
I've never done a sudoku puzzle in my life. Srsly. I like crossword puzzles and Scrabble (TM). Srsly, I'm ***tty sure i could kick your ass up and back again in Scrabble, muthafucka. bring it on bitch.

schoolofruckus
01-21-2007, 10:56 AM
I don't like The Shins because I saw them live a couple times this past year and they were boring as hell each time.

YouBlownowitz - Does that quote have anything to do with me?

Yablonowitz
01-21-2007, 10:58 AM
Gabe - no, it came from an article about ...And You Shall Hate Us Because We Have a Really Long Name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkITsv3Nk6M

This is the video, mac.

mountmccabe
01-21-2007, 11:06 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkITsv3Nk6M

This is the video, mac.

That video is odd. Kinda cool.

sonofhal
01-21-2007, 11:25 AM
Great album - Probably their best, but they still need to find a way to make it sound good live. (I'll see 'em in Feb, so fingers crossed)

nothingman00
01-21-2007, 12:44 PM
I like the Shins, but their Lolla set was boring (or was it ACL). Regardless, the setlist was decent, but they (even more so than other bands) are NOT a festival type band. I thought they were great on SNL last Saturday, but they just don't work in a festival type setting. A little off-topic, considering I haven't heard their new album, but my thoughts on the Shins, regardless.

bmack86
01-21-2007, 01:59 PM
i saw them at the hollywood bowl, it was okay but nothing special

mountmccabe
01-21-2007, 05:41 PM
They worked quite well at Bumbershoot in 2003.

Though honestly when I saw James Mercer solo I enjoyed it better than when I've seen the full band. You could hear the vocals, mostly. And he didn't have any unreleased songs to play so it was all stuff I knew.

atom heart
01-21-2007, 05:57 PM
There's no point in seeing the Shins live. It sounds almost exactly the same and all you can do is sit there and sway a little. Maybe if i had a dinner and candlelight it would be worth it, but otherwise... no.

deersarethenewwolves
01-21-2007, 07:36 PM
Yeah they never really pull off their songs live. I love all their albums, but they really need to put some effort into the show.

york707
01-21-2007, 08:03 PM
I saw them at The Garage in London two and a half years ago and they were great. Granted, I was outrageously drunk, but still.

Michelle
01-21-2007, 08:15 PM
hmmm, just bought tickets to their show when they are playing here. hope it doesn't suck after what you guys are saying. i think they are pretty awesome and their album sounds amazing.

york707
01-21-2007, 08:37 PM
I see them in three weeks here - I'll let you know how it is.

ghettojournalist
01-24-2007, 11:15 AM
the new album is pretty good.
it can get a bit too precious, but i'll play it multiple times this year.

miseducation
01-24-2007, 02:04 PM
You know - I used to eat up the Shins like Swiss Cake Rolls and love it like freakin crazy. Oh, Inverted and Chutes aren't quite as chocolatey and creme-filled anymore, but they're still worth a listen when the munchies kick in.

For some reason, I CAN'T STAND WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY.

Sleeping Lessons is great. A true evolution of the hyper-polished sound; it's tense and pretty.

Everything else? caca. I don't know why, the melodies are boring and everything past Sea Dogs is way too slow.

And talking about Sea Dogs, if I hear those bullshit Nigel Godrich strings from Beck's Paper Tiger again, I'm going to vomit. It'd be a great song otherwise, but I just can't get past them, I swear.

I haven't even really been able to get into Mercer's wordplay, because the songs just don't stick with me. The Shins are glossy, pretty pop and I don't feel like I should have dig for gold if I don't feel like being there.

So, again - why do you and all these reviewers see? Does anyone feel the same?

Jenniehoo
01-24-2007, 02:21 PM
yeah i'm really tired of the shins and their two ***vious albums full of like-sounding music. i mean, their sound is so tired. it's bad enough they made two 30 minute albums, but then there's a small handful of eps and b-sides floating around and that's just over the top.

i'm all for people having opinions, and i understand some people just don't hear music the way others do. but i don't understand thinking the shins' music always come from a similar place. not any more so than most any other band. and do you guys even listen to what james is saying? are you paying attention?

then again, i'm kinda sick of reading books because i feel like the use of words is just getting played out.

If I liked the style of music more, maybe I wouldn't mind the fact that all their stuff sounds the same to me. But it's somewhere in the "ehhh" range. I think most of Interpol's stuff sounds the same to me, but I like that sound a lot - so I'm okay with it.

york707
01-24-2007, 02:56 PM
But it's somewhere in the "ehhh" range. I think most of Interpol's stuff sounds the same to me, but I like that sound a lot - so I'm okay with it.


I am the exact opposite.

dorkfish
01-25-2007, 12:08 AM
you're a shin splint

Uphadis
01-25-2007, 01:48 PM
My girlfriend bought the album last night and won't let me listen to it. I bet it's good though. Curse her musical stinginess!

york707
01-25-2007, 02:26 PM
Did she put ear muffs on you when she played it?

sonofhal
01-25-2007, 02:32 PM
Giving them a second try after a lacklustre performance at Koko last year. Hopefully there will be at least a little energy.

idrive1life
01-26-2007, 07:55 PM
Bought 2 2007 CDs so far (this one and Of Montreal's). Metascoring with 78/100 so far in http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/shins/wincingthenightaway :

Stylus Magazine A-
What really makes Wincing the Night Away succeed is how the Shins’ moneymaker templates evolve into more complex tapestries. In a manner similar to the New Pornos, the third album becomes the most successful due to an implied heft that comes from a concerted effort to sound like a band rather than a singer-songwriter vehicle.

http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/the-shins/wincing-the-night-away.htm

Under The Radar 90%
A layered and beautiful work that solidifies The Shins as The Band That Matters. [#16, p.94]

All Music Guide 4/5
Wincing the Night Away is the sound of the Shins acknowledging where they've been and moving on to new territory, and while it probably won't change your life, it probably will make it more enjoyable.

corbo
01-27-2007, 01:57 AM
just saw em at amoebas. decent show. great new album. theyre not playing coachella BTW according to them.

kroqken
05-18-2007, 02:46 PM
I hope they are at Coachella next year!