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cely
(the tropics of discourse)
Posted: May 22, 2018 16:55
 

Not ready to rate, but a beautiful piece of music.
johnalexford
Posted: Jan 09, 2018 10:53
 

My favorite (or one of them) Shins songs. Just saw them a month or two ago and they put on a great show here in Phoenix!
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 16:37
 

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
love the lyrics to this. 

 
Totally agree.  "That kind of girl, she ain't nobody's daughter" ...just brilliant.
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Oct 03, 2017 23:55
 

love the lyrics to this. 
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Jan 09, 2017 4:03
 

 h8rhater wrote:

Hipsters.

 
I have only recently heard the term Hipsters (at least in the current context and not the 1960's version) and make a connection with young men, usually with beards, short back and sides haircut with lots on top, tattoos, piercings etc. who go to barber shops to 'hang out'.

You probably had them in America a few years before it spread to the Emerald Isle so I think I understand what you are referring to now.

Nevertheless I think James Mercer is a true singer/songwriting talent and if the Shins are 'hipsters' then as my parents would have said "they will grow out of it".

It seems they have self-destructed as far as a regular band goes but they appeared at an outdoor festival in Ireland in 2016 so there is still a chance for fans to see them live.

 
WildGoatsES
(Madrid, Spain)
Posted: Jan 09, 2017 3:59
 

 rconolly wrote:
Does no one think of XTC listening to this?

 
Yes. not sure why. intelligent lyrics catchy tunes. XTC and the Shins are a couple of my all time favorites.
 
dragon1952
(Oregon coast)
Posted: Dec 30, 2016 16:58
 

Love this band.
jbuhl
(Boulder,CO)
Posted: Jun 04, 2016 7:15
 

Everytime I hear this song I look at my shin {#Undecided}
helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Mar 08, 2016 0:37
 

Nice tune!
rconolly
Posted: Feb 29, 2016 12:50
 

Does no one think of XTC listening to this?
malvey254
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 10:12
 

 adpucci wrote:
Every time I hear The Shins (and I like them a lot) I can't help sighing and thinking of what Guillemots could have been...
 
Brilliant point.  Knowing nothing about the internal politics of the Guillemots, and based entirely on my own speculation, my assumption was always that Fyfe was too much of a mad scientist and needed someone to reign him in to write more focused songs (like Bait and Switch).  He certainly has the talent and creativity, just not the same craftsmanship of Mercer .
Gloriastacholy
Posted: Feb 05, 2016 10:08
 

{#Bananajam}{#Daisy}{#Dancingbanana_2}
Hannio
(Austin, TX)
Posted: Dec 28, 2015 11:38
 

 h8rhater wrote:

Hipsters.

 

 

Oh no you di'int!


Steve_Hogg
Posted: Dec 04, 2015 13:07
 

Luv the Shins! 
Oxen1morale
(Oxford, Ohio)
Posted: Nov 09, 2015 12:24
 

Okay, seriously now this sounds like echo and the Bunnymen
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 03, 2015 6:24
 

 stunix wrote:

Are you saying that PF have no songs with syncopated rhythms?   I'd look again if I were you.   Pompeii will help you out. 

 
No, no, I wasn't saying that; I know Floyd has plenty of tunes with (often complicated) syncopated rhythms - we wouldn't have to look past "Money" to know that.  I was saying that neither of those artists have songs with "this sort of syncopated rhythm" (re-read my post if necessary), or this sort of tempo.  This song has a stylized "Bossa Nova" rhythm with a 3/2 clave beat, not a rhythm or tempo I've heard from Petty or Floyd.
stunix
(You have to rate the bad ones to make the good ones you rated count.)
Posted: Aug 17, 2015 2:04
 

 Proclivities wrote:

I don't hear that at all.  For one thing, neither of those artists have any songs with this sort of syncopated rhythm or tempo.

 
Are you saying that PF have no songs with syncopated rhythms?   I'd look again if I were you.   Pompeii will help you out. 
LindyLuv
(Penryn)
Posted: Jul 14, 2015 21:40
 

 Piranga wrote:
PT is amazing, and missed by most.

Carl wrote:
I'm amazed at how good this band is and yet how few seem to know of them. Maybe I run with the wrong crowd! (I have the same problem with Porcupine Tree, BTW.)

 

Porcupine Tree was an amazing band; I saw them in San Francisco once. Steven Wilson's latest album, "Hand.Cannot.Erase." is his best work to date.

 

Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jul 07, 2015 8:13
 

 jukes1 wrote:
Tom Petty + Pink Floyd isn't really working for me.

 
I don't hear that at all.  For one thing, neither of those artists have any songs with this sort of syncopated rhythm or tempo.
xkolibuul
(Chuckanut sandstone)
Posted: Jun 15, 2015 12:01
 

 jukes1 wrote:
Tom Petty + Pink Floyd isn't really working for me.

 
Doesn't work for me either.  Fortunately The Shins have zero relevance for that equation.