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Jannne
(Tasmania 42 degrees South)
Posted: May 08, 2014 - 01:01
 

                     Nice work from The Shins 
                                     {#Clap}
 

Rick_V
(New Orleans)
Posted: Apr 09, 2014 - 13:19
 

Still totally dig this song and pretty much everything by this band all these years later.

Stingray
Posted: Apr 06, 2014 - 14:48
 

 lemmoth wrote:


Can't agree more.  I would say they remind me the most of .......musically Talking Heads, Pink Floyd and....... the intellectual lyric writing heft of Leonard Cohen.

 

Haaaa - smiling, lemmoth!

Please do not get me wrong! I FULLY agree with you - as you did with me!

Just that you mentioned three bands and singers that are all on my "MOST-HATED" list!

 

Floyd, TH and, most of all, Cohen!



Stingray
Posted: Apr 06, 2014 - 14:46
 

 rdo wrote:
GREAT BAND GREAT SONGS GREAT SINGER = THE BEST BAND SINCE 2000. WOOOOWEEEEE.  HUZZZZAAAH
 

I possibly had used other words, but yes, I definitely agree!

 

But it must also be said that this great band varies between "Kreisklasse" and "Weltklasse".

This song belongs into the latter category! Of course...!!!



rdo
(DC)
Posted: Jan 27, 2014 - 18:03
 

GREAT BAND GREAT SONGS GREAT SINGER = THE BEST BAND SINCE 2000. WOOOOWEEEEE.  HUZZZZAAAH
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Nov 19, 2013 - 13:21
 

 Stingray wrote:

What a great-great band!

Incredible singer - gorgeous songs!

PURE MAGIC IN MOMENTS LIKE THIS!



 

Can't agree more.  I would say they remind me the most of .......musically Talking Heads, Pink Floyd and....... the intellectual lyric writing heft of Leonard Cohen.

Stingray
Posted: Oct 24, 2013 - 20:21
 

What a great-great band!

Incredible singer - gorgeous songs!

PURE MAGIC IN MOMENTS LIKE THIS!



jbunniii
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Jul 16, 2013 - 22:36
 

Pretty good for the Shins.

dead_flowers
(Madison, NJ)
Posted: Jun 26, 2013 - 08:17
 

I saw them live last month. Gutted that this song wasn't on their set.

stephw
(From The Great White North)
Posted: May 28, 2013 - 07:49
 

"another hole inside the hole you're in"....great lyric! Love Love Love The Shins{#Jump}

CopyrightX
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:CopyrightX)
Posted: Mar 26, 2013 - 11:57
 

ddiggins wrote:

Hmmm... and again on Feb 20th, 2013
 
What, Bill's not allowed to do a little scripting in his playlists? I think that if he finds a great sequence of songs then he should by all means program it. I see no problem with human-composed playlists benefiting from the aid of computer programming.

Great song, BTW, Bill.

Stingray
Posted: Mar 23, 2013 - 16:39
 

ONE OF THE BEST VOICES IN TODAY'S ROCK

...and a beautiful song anyway!



ddiggins
Posted: Feb 20, 2013 - 06:18
 

 adrianblack wrote:

Wow very odd you posted that back in June 2012 and it's Dec 19, 2012 and I just heard the same exact sequence of songs. Hmm!
 
 
Hmmm... and again on Feb 20th, 2013

heliosweb
(New Mexico USA)
Posted: Dec 19, 2012 - 14:09
 

 adrianblack wrote:
I would say their new album should be considered to be one of the best for 2012. (At least in my opinion) And best of all: they are from my city of Portland, OR. {#Good-vibes}

 
 
Well, actually... They are originally from MY city of Albuquerque, NM. They started out here before moving to Portland.

(One of my best friends happens to be the original drummer's uncle. Jesse Sandoval left the band... errr... says he got fired... in 2009. According to this 2009 article he was running a food truck in Portland after his exit. Interesting... catering / restaurant business runs in the Sandoval family.)

Anyway, I do happen to like this album. Shins music definitely seems to be evolving here. Some say over-produced, I imagine. But still... interesting and more complex than previous Shins work.

adrianblack
(Portland, OR)
Posted: Dec 19, 2012 - 13:54
 

 dyharenas wrote:
Pink Floyd — Shine On You Crazy Diamond Peter Gabriel — Of These, Hope Thievery Corporation — Lebanese Blonde The Shins — Spilt Needles
I say, top notch segue there old boy! 
 
Wow very odd you posted that back in June 2012 and it's Dec 19, 2012 and I just heard the same exact sequence of songs. Hmm!
 

adrianblack
(Portland, OR)
Posted: Dec 19, 2012 - 13:53
 

I really like the Shins ... and I love this particular song. Just upgraded to a 9! Thanks RP

t00lur
(happy petergabriel free land)
Posted: Oct 17, 2012 - 20:51
 


 well, surprisingly even to me.. The Shins simply suck
  sorry, but they really do! 
  especially after brilliant and lush Lebanese Blond by Thievery Corporation

{#Daisy}


jocelynsart
Posted: Sep 16, 2012 - 07:15
 

Discovered The Shins on RP - really like them, very talented!

MinMan
(Bay Area, CA)
Posted: Jun 13, 2012 - 17:46
 

This is very good music:
How can I get work done with all of this playing?

dyharenas
(Cerro Apoquindo)
Posted: Jun 13, 2012 - 17:45
 

Pink Floyd — Shine On You Crazy Diamond Peter Gabriel — Of These, Hope Thievery Corporation — Lebanese Blonde The Shins — Spilt Needles
I say, top notch segue there old boy! 

adrianblack
(West Hollywood, CA)
Posted: May 01, 2012 - 16:43
 

I would say their new album should be considered to be one of the best for 2012. (At least in my opinion) And best of all: they are from my city of Portland, OR. {#Good-vibes}

 

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Mar 10, 2012 - 14:12
 

 fredriley wrote:

Nope - they've just released a new CD, at least one song of which has been played on RP in recent weeks, so either they're (back) together or a bunch of ringers has produced the new opus. Rumours of their demise are greatly exaggerated...
 
Mercer broke up The Shins in 2007. But, yes, he has resurrected the band with original members Dave Hernandez and Martin Crandall plus Janet Weiss replacing Jesse Sandoval on drums and a dozen other musicians. The new album, Port of Morrow, drops on March 20th. IMHO, the demise was real. Mercer went off and did Broken Bells and simply decided he wanted a band again. Sometimes that's the way things work with bands.

ziakut
(Unmoon)
Posted: Feb 10, 2012 - 16:41
 

Excellent stuff. Haven't heard enough of this great band. They are under rated.

fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Jan 17, 2012 - 07:48
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Well, they stopped by breaking up the band.

 
Nope - they've just released a new CD, at least one song of which has been played on RP in recent weeks, so either they're (back) together or a bunch of ringers has produced the new opus. Rumours of their demise are greatly exaggerated...



Foot
(NorCal / Wine)
Posted: Jan 01, 2012 - 17:08
 

Short & sweet...

terrapin52
(Terrapin Station, SC)
Posted: Nov 18, 2011 - 09:14
 

I love The Shins, but this album is my least fav.  Still pretty awesome, though.

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Nov 04, 2011 - 15:30
 

 coyotexxx2 wrote:
I have seen it on several "best albums" lists (decade, century, etc).  I have not bought it yet but like what I have heard. 
 
They made only three: Oh, Inverted World, Chutes Too Narrow, and this one, Wincing the Night Away, each IMHO a masterpiece. Get 'em all.


Sasha2001
(I can see Zabars from my window)
Posted: Nov 04, 2011 - 15:29
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Well, they stopped by breaking up the band. That aside, you can hear why Mercer decided to team up with Danger Mouse, whose quirky sound palette is much like Mercer's on this song.

 



I need to research this. Never having seen them live (I heard they were only so-so) I'm pissed this great album has to be their swan song. Broken Bells notwithstanding, its not in the same league as "Wincing..."

Nuance
(Winnipeg)
Posted: Oct 30, 2011 - 08:16
 



 
finoufk wrote:

PLEASE STOP THE SPECIAL EFFECTS in songs : we can ear it doesn't works    {#Snooty}
 
Special effects? WTF?? This ain't star wars... Maybe that new fangled electric music stuff is not for you :)

shutter
(You can't get here from there)
Posted: Oct 24, 2011 - 12:38
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Well, they stopped by breaking up the band.

 
Seriously??!!!  Well that sucks!


coyotexxx2
(Enjoying Paradise)
Posted: Oct 24, 2011 - 12:38
 

 Sasha2001 wrote:
This album is a masterpiece. It may take years for people to appropriate it's greatness.
 

I have seen it on several "best albums" lists (decade, century, etc).  I have not bought it yet but like what I have heard. 

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Oct 06, 2011 - 21:27
 

 finoufk wrote:
PLEASE STOP THE SPECIAL EFFECTS in songs : we can ear it doesn't works    {#Snooty}
 
Well, they stopped by breaking up the band. That aside, you can hear why Mercer decided to team up with Danger Mouse, whose quirky sound palette is much like Mercer's on this song.


finoufk
(Bordeaux - france)
Posted: Oct 04, 2011 - 01:49
 


PLEASE STOP THE SPECIAL EFFECTS in songs : we can ear it doesn't works    {#Snooty}

Sasha2001
(I can see Zabars from my window)
Posted: Sep 28, 2011 - 15:16
 

This album is a masterpiece. It may take years for people to appropriate it's greatness.

ferwoman
Posted: Sep 22, 2011 - 20:34
 

The picture I just saw on Radio HD (close-up shot of porcupine quills) reminded me:

Do you know what you call a group of porcupines?

(Answer: a prickle of porcupines.)

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/about/faqs/animals/names.htm

nigelr
(Coffs Harbour, Australia)
Posted: Aug 05, 2011 - 01:35
 

Wow. Truly fantastic album! The more I hear the more I appreciate.....

kcar
Posted: Jul 15, 2011 - 11:59
 

 reviep wrote:

Or, more likely, the Urban Dictionary definition:Taking two (or more) times the prescribed quantity of prescription pain killers, usually for the specific purpose of getting high. The phrase refers to the oral ingestion of tablets or capsules only. The most common pain killers used for recreational polymorphing are t3, also called Tylenol #3, with codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. 
 

Reading this definition really brings home how pathetically stupid this kind of behavior is. 

Bmccaul, I'm right there with you. 

bmccaul
(always getting nearer to Paradise)
Posted: Jun 10, 2011 - 10:23
 

 Kittee wrote:
I like the shins, I really do, but this song, not so much.  I can't put my finger on why that is.
 
possibly the distorted, out-of-tune interlude between each vocal segment?

I like the shins, give their other songs 7+ ratings.  But this one is a 1 for me.  I can't get past the chalkboard-scratching noise, and this is one of the few songs on RP that I have to mute every time it comes on.


Dave_Mack
(Kicking out the jams)
Posted: Mar 17, 2011 - 18:55
 

The third Shins song I've heard today.  I love it!  I read through the lyrics on this album.  Almost no chorus, no repeated words.  The guy's a brilliant lyricist. And I love the jerky rhythm in this one.


fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Mar 11, 2011 - 02:23
 

 Poacher wrote:

I had to look that up and found this. . . 

Polymorph
 may refer to:

Science

. . . nice. 

 
It also (I write with my programmer hat on) is a feature of object-oriented programming - see Wikipedia on polymorphism. I should get out more...


reviep
(Ontario, Canada)
Posted: Mar 07, 2011 - 16:56
 

 Poacher wrote:

I had to look that up and found this. . . 

Polymorph
 may refer to:

Science

. . . nice. 
 
Or, more likely, the Urban Dictionary definition:Taking two (or more) times the prescribed quantity of prescription pain killers, usually for the specific purpose of getting high. The phrase refers to the oral ingestion of tablets or capsules only. The most common pain killers used for recreational polymorphing are t3, also called Tylenol #3, with codeine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone. 

Kittee
(NC- Dreaming of the Mountains)
Posted: Mar 07, 2011 - 16:55
 

I like the shins, I really do, but this song, not so much.  I can't put my finger on why that is.

Poacher
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Feb 28, 2011 - 08:34
 

 fredriley wrote:
Gnomic and incomprehensible as ever - surely the only song ever to include the word "polymorphing" - but a catchy sound. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 
I had to look that up and found this. . . 

Polymorph
 may refer to:

Science

. . . nice. 


vandal
(arriving somewhere, but not here. . .)
Posted: Feb 28, 2011 - 08:33
 


I'll find myself another burning gate,
A pretty face, a vague idea I can't relate,
And this is get what you get for pulling pins,
Out of the hole,
Inside the hole you're in



Huey
(Netherlands)
Posted: Feb 28, 2011 - 08:32
 

 Stefen wrote:
There are a couple of tracks on this album which I like, but for the most part, the album title is right on.
 
I don't even like a couple. {#Yell}

fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Feb 04, 2011 - 09:09
 

Gnomic and incomprehensible as ever - surely the only song ever to include the word "polymorphing" - but a catchy sound. 7 from the Nottingham jury.

Stingray
(EUROPE)
Posted: Jan 07, 2011 - 11:17
 

BETTER is hardly possible!

peter_james_bond
(West Of The Burg)
Posted: Jan 07, 2011 - 11:15
 

Is this band still together? I hope so. {#Pray}

ick
(S.E. La Jolla)
Posted: Dec 29, 2010 - 07:43
 

 arserocket wrote:
I love it - but Keith richards said about younger bands today, 'I ain’t got any, they’re all a load of crap
"Everyone’s a load of crap. They’re all trying to be somebody else and they ain’t being themselves. The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party? Load of crap, load a crap. Posers, rubbish. There ain’t nothing out there that’s worth shit. I listen to the real shit, I don’t listen to bullshit. I listen to my shit, baby, Motörhead, reggae, Moroccan music. All kinds of shit."

 
Well, I'd say Keith Richards is full of crap.  This is lyrical brilliance to my mind but I wouldn't necessarily put the Shins in the same group as the bands he mentions either.  I guess Keith can't get no satisfaction.  Reggae?  Ok, Keith.  Keep on rockin' you dinosaur! 



Poacher
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: Dec 19, 2010 - 13:57
 


oblique. . . but it made me laugh.