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Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Nov 17, 2017 15:55
 

Great in concert too.
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Jun 01, 2017 11:58
 

This one is slowly growing on me.
BoFiS
(Brooklyn, NY)
Posted: Jun 01, 2017 11:58
 

 JustJeff wrote:
The video for this song is amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyqWjl7GkCE

 
Yes!  Back when Nintendo had a video channel on the 3DS there was a stereoscopic 3D version of this video in the rotation, so I guess it exists in 3D too.
JustJeff
(Somewhere in Kansas)
Posted: Mar 14, 2017 15:17
 

The video for this song is amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyqWjl7GkCE
dantomberlin
(On the road)
Posted: Aug 13, 2016 16:18
 

 lizgober wrote:
Have always loved the Shins. Actually, you guys always make me happy with your selections.

 
AMEN{#Hug}
Lemonhead
(UK)
Posted: Jun 22, 2016 2:38
 

{#Bananajam}
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Feb 08, 2016 10:58
 

great film fredriley  (I thought it was a llama sticking its head up from behind a boulder : P
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Jan 04, 2016 5:54
 

The cover reminds me of the enchanter scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

Scene from the Holy Grail
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Dec 31, 2015 11:06
 

Update on my previous comment - not only can I recognize The Shins now I am a devotee!  This is one of my favourites :)
lizgober
Posted: Dec 31, 2015 11:06
 

Have always loved the Shins. Actually, you guys always make me happy with your selections.
aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 12:30
 

Such a wonderful tune!  I always have to pause and just crank it up.  {#Bananajam}
stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: Aug 14, 2015 22:44
 

The more I read in to this the darker the song is.  There is one part I'm not sure of though. 

"You're not invisible, now.
You just don't exist.
Your mother must be so proud.
You sublimate yourself, granting us a wish."

I get most of it, but what was 'our' wish?  I'm not sure I like the connotations but the song gets a rare but firm 9, fantastic.
twoplain2sea
(By my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Aug 14, 2015 19:04
 

                                                                I  dıg shındıg and Shins.

                                        
         Forget  about dead  lungs. and spıral too
                                            Thıs guy ıs a gunslınger  and got a second soul.
                                         
           Pour life only down the rifle's caliber.
                                            
                                  
                                                

eveliko
(Miarritzeko)
Posted: Aug 11, 2015 5:50
 

Those perfect vocals have a slight Human League feel that can only make my ears stick to the speakers.
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Aug 04, 2015 7:17
 

Me too - I am starting to recognise their sound and I look at the RP website and it says - the Shins - and I nod to myself and am liking it.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Jun 02, 2015 16:09
 

 stunix wrote:
Very quickly getting addicted to this.   simple but intreguing ditty.

8

http://goo.gl/qzRv7p

 
Yep, I gotta agree wif you
stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: Mar 14, 2015 9:06
 

Very quickly getting addicted to this.   simple but intreguing ditty.

8

http://goo.gl/qzRv7p
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Nov 04, 2014 18:40
 

Good tune... makes me think of todays election returns... it so happens the Socialists had a whopping 100 percent increase since the last cycle... this time two voted for them instead of one!
Stingray
Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:51
 

LOVELY
moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Sep 14, 2014 20:54
 


William Shatner as Captain Kirk, screaming and sweating like a pig!
 
If that isn't comic book imagery, I don't know what is... {#Roflol}
miamizsun
((3261.3 Miles SE of RP))
Posted: Aug 14, 2014 14:41
 

{#Music}
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Jul 14, 2014 8:47
 

 ladybinnath wrote:
For years I've blown the Shins off

 
Lucky Shins :o)
gjeeg
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: Jun 29, 2014 5:29
 

Starting genius. Chills!
leafmold
Posted: Jan 30, 2014 8:20
 

The lyrics to this song are so thought provoking. I find they pop into my mind occasionally. The more I hear this, the more I like it.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 15, 2014 9:59
 

 kcar wrote:

William Shatner as Captain Kirk, screaming and sweating like a pig!

 Seriously: why didn't Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein riff on Captain Kirk, '60s icon?


It was probably too soon for Warhol; Kirk wasn't really an icon until later on, and Lichtenstein dealt primarily with comic book imagery.
ladybinnath
(Buffalo, NY)
Posted: Dec 25, 2013 8:10
 

For years I've blown the Shins off, viewing them as interchangeable with so many other indie-rock acts.  My ex got me to give Sea Legs (from Wincing the Night Away) a second chance, but it's this album that's proven me wrong.  Great stuff.  This one's an 8 for sure.
leafmold
Posted: Dec 14, 2013 16:02
 

This line in particular always comes back to me: "So long to this wretched form"
leafmold
Posted: Dec 14, 2013 15:59
 

Such an interesting song....lyrics very compelling.
bhallmark
(I really can see Russia (well, the embassy anyway) from my house!)
Posted: Sep 21, 2013 20:21
 

Pretty much loved this song all along but tonight I've watched the video and I love it that much more. Dark. Disturbing. 

Makes me happy. 
MassivRuss
(The Commonwealth of Massachusetts - God Save It!)
Posted: Sep 18, 2013 6:47
 

 Sasha2001 wrote:

Well, if you didn't hate it at first then love it later it wouldn't be a Shins record, would it?

 
Too true, but man that's cold to read in black & white.
slate_dk
(Denmark)
Posted: Sep 18, 2013 6:42
 

Great song from fantastic album
kcar
Posted: Aug 18, 2013 0:13
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Head, Hands and Feet

 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/heads-hands-and-feet/id595777531

Oh FFS.   {#Doh} I thought you were kidding. 

Pop culture...toofast! Can-NOT...keep UP!

William Shatner as Captain Kirk, screaming and sweating like a pig!

 Seriously: why didn't Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein riff on Captain Kirk, '60s icon?
(9/26/13 edit: great great segue Bill    Pink Floyd: See Emily Play—> The Shins: The Rifle's Spiral )
Sasha2001
(Nowhere the NSA can track me! Ok, not quite, Chapel Hill.)
Posted: Jul 25, 2013 8:49
 

 stephw wrote:
I'm a HUGE fan of the Shins but hated this cd when I first heard it. Took me some time and now it's one of my faves. Love the accompanying video for this track. {#Dance}

 
Well, if you didn't hate it at first then love it later it wouldn't be a Shins record, would it?
Stingray
Posted: Jul 10, 2013 9:19
 

Always lovely - always special!
stephw
(From The Great White North)
Posted: Jun 19, 2013 8:28
 

I'm a HUGE fan of the Shins but hated this cd when I first heard it. Took me some time and now it's one of my faves. Love the accompanying video for this track. {#Dance}
ick
(...out of the primordial ooze)
Posted: Jun 10, 2013 12:19
 

 stegokitty wrote:

" living in the age we live in and my disrespect and fear of religion in general just fueling that intense hatred and appalling violence."

As if all religion is guilty of terrorism. Overly simplistic, broad-painting, stereotyping nonsense. But what do you expect from a rock band?

 
Very few religions aren't guilty of some form of terrorism.  The biggest problem with religion is that involves humans.
crogers
(Sunny California)
Posted: Jun 04, 2013 18:03
 

 stegokitty wrote:

" living in the age we live in and my disrespect and fear of religion in general just fueling that intense hatred and appalling violence."

As if all religion is guilty of terrorism. Overly simplistic, broad-painting, stereotyping nonsense. But what do you expect from a rock band?

 

Well, that's an interesting comment, since virtually all monotheistic religions actively recruit those who crave overly simplistic, broad-painting, stereotyping nonsense.  Terrorism is just one possible negative result of the kind of twisted mass mind-set that a preoccupation with theologic constructs can foster. 

Have an idea for a new religion?  It's simple to get started:

Step 1:  throw away reality and ignore perception
Step 2:  marginalize anyone with a different view or no view at all
Step 3:  use the power of superstition to control the masses

I think a healthy disrespect for (and a fear of) a universe-view with those cornerstones is simply sensible self-preservation, whether you're a rock band or not.

Oh yeah... the song is really cool.
stegokitty
Posted: Jun 04, 2013 17:37
 

 Minimally wrote:
This song is really interesting. At first I just liked the melody and sort of ignored the lyrics. Then I looked into the lyrics to clarify the Fiat reference to figure out if this was about a car accident. Turns out this song has much deeper meaning then the upbeat-ness leads onto. I found this from an interview with the artist James Mercer.

“The song is written from the perspective of somebody funding and paying for suicide bombers to engage in that horrible activity. Just the perverse and grotesque thing that that is, and you know, living in the age we live in and my disrespect and fear of religion in general just fueling that intense hatred and appalling violence.”

I'll put this in the category with Orange Crush by R.E.M.

 
" living in the age we live in and my disrespect and fear of religion in general just fueling that intense hatred and appalling violence."

As if all religion is guilty of terrorism. Overly simplistic, broad-painting, stereotyping nonsense. But what do you expect from a rock band?
Minimally
Posted: May 26, 2013 19:17
 

This song is really interesting. At first I just liked the melody and sort of ignored the lyrics. Then I looked into the lyrics to clarify the Fiat reference to figure out if this was about a car accident. Turns out this song has much deeper meaning then the upbeat-ness leads onto. I found this from an interview with the artist James Mercer.

“The song is written from the perspective of somebody funding and paying for suicide bombers to engage in that horrible activity. Just the perverse and grotesque thing that that is, and you know, living in the age we live in and my disrespect and fear of religion in general just fueling that intense hatred and appalling violence.”

I'll put this in the category with Orange Crush by R.E.M.
grant
Posted: May 18, 2013 12:33
 

Second time hearing this song on RP, and I am now a confirmed and committed 8 rating - this is really, really good.
randipoet
(Ohio)
Posted: May 14, 2013 20:48
 

 drsteevo wrote:

Do you realize there is often more than one way to describe something when using English?

 
I saw the "rifle's spiral" as being a spinning gun on a table, like a weird Russian roulette game, and whomever it points at in the end gets it.

The imagery of this song is just fantastic.


Minimally
Posted: May 09, 2013 16:16
 

Don't know why I like this song so much ... Close to tipping from 9 to 10.
dwlangham
(Nowhere to be found)
Posted: Apr 08, 2013 12:21
 

{#Yawn}
FlatCat
(Chicago)
Posted: Feb 26, 2013 15:49
 

Shins/Broken Bells 3-4 time per day, and I'm not even listening all the time. What happened to "diverse assortment of songs"?

Everyone in my hotel room is a little sleepy.


84MacGuy
(Portlandia, Oregon)
Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:33
 

This Port of Morrow album is starting to grow on me.  Nice work from some of my hometown boys.
coloradojohn
(A Mile High and then some, Cherry Creek, Denver)
Posted: Feb 09, 2013 18:33
 

Actually pretty freakin' AWESOME, in typically subdued and wildly enigmatic Mercer style, and it's grown on me like moss on the north side of a tree...glad to hear them continue to come up with new stuff, too!
pdjpirate
(Near the Graveyard of the Atlantic!)
Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:27
 

Pep, tight, flow, and creative as hell in the production!! Decent lyrics and upbeat music! Gets an eight!!
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Jan 24, 2013 16:08
 

I really like these guys. Don't know what it is. Unique vocals, interesting instrumentals.
I just like it...feels good. 
michaelgmitchell
(Stirling, ON)
Posted: Jan 02, 2013 10:13
 

These folks are very appealing to me. Not sure what it is. Intriguing breadth of vocals, for one thing. A big fan of them.
ziakut
(Slightly North of Obvlivion)
Posted: Dec 16, 2012 19:06
 

This has a definitive edge to it. Like creeping on a melody or something. I like the recurring drum part and stoic bass part. Ok, I like it that's all I need to say I suppose. So far I like everything I've heard from this album.