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justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Jun 14, 2018 2:11
 

 Rockit9 wrote:
Top 250 Albums of all time.

 
Top 25 for me
sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Nov 14, 2017 23:47
 

drivel
Rockit9
(Kanata, ON)
Posted: Sep 28, 2017 18:17
 

Top 250 Albums of all time.
pvg44
(Wayland, MA)
Posted: Jun 08, 2017 8:31
 

I love this song and this album, but given Bill & Rebecca's thrashing of their newest album I admit to feeling ennui that The Shins' best days are beyond them.  Hopefully it's just a bump in the road.
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 14:52
 

Clearly I've put this (buying this CD) off too long - considering I LOVE "Sea Legs" and seem to like several other tracks from this album - how does one buy music nowadays?  Is it only MP3s, or can I buy an actual disc still? 

I remember when I was a paperboy, each pair of new subscriptions I signed up yielded me a free cassette tape (3 new subs for a CD.)  I didn't have a CD player yet; that was courtesy of my 486dx with 4 MEGAbytes of RAM and Windows, and a new fangled CD ROM Drive.  Anyways, I would bust my ass trying to talk folks into a subscription of the Seattle Times (geez...this ENTIRE story is obsolete!) and once I got 2 new customers I would fill out a form, mail it off somewhere, wait a week or two, get the certificate and take it to the mall where I'd find a Sam Goody store and pick out my new album.  I remember specifically wanting the new "MC" song (which was MC Hammer "Can't Touch This) but I ended up with Young MC's 1989 release "Stone Cold Rhymin'" - thankfully it only took a decade or so to get out of the RAP/Hip-Hop only phase ;-)

All that to say that times and tastes change.  Bill and Rebecca - THANK YOU for helping me out in finding new music to listen to and not have to listen to crappy FM radio anymore!


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 13:16
 

 LizK wrote:

The Shins do seem to have borrowed from Phil Spector. {#Naughty}  But I forgive them.

 
Yes, a pretty obvious nod/homage to Spector and Greenwich using that opening chord with the suspended fourth; it's not like they're trying to deceive anyone. Just about anyone who knows anything about popular music knows "And Then He Kissed Me", and the rest of this song is entirely different anyhow.
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Apr 05, 2017 18:17
 

 thewiseking wrote:
"and then he kissed me"?
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=and+then+he+kissed+me&*

 
The Shins do seem to have borrowed from Phil Spector. {#Naughty}  But I forgive them.
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Mar 15, 2017 14:15
 

"and then he kissed me"?
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=and+then+he+kissed+me&*
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Feb 03, 2017 8:55
 

Great hooks, but the semi-happy, hopeful music does not match the lyrics. 
And what's up with that bizarre broken biology of the cover art?
 
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Dec 06, 2016 15:52
 

This song has some really nice hooks in it.
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Oct 05, 2016 17:59
 

so hard to do,
jerryarnold1999
Posted: Sep 04, 2016 7:43
 

For a reason they remind me of The Cars, percussions and his voice. westslope wrote:

Kaisersosay, Bill just immortalized your words in streaming audio space.  Made me look!  

Interesting comment.  I cannot think of anything from the 1960s and 1950s that makes think of the Shins.  But then perhaps you were in college in the 1940s?  

Regardless.  Nice pop music.   

 


TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Aug 03, 2016 19:50
 

Lyrics matter. Dark lyrics matter .Dark matter matters.
Perhaps i should not get another liter out of the beer cooler.
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Jul 15, 2016 15:52
 

 Kaisersosay wrote:

When ever I hear a Shins song, It makes me feel like I am in college again. The funny thing is these guys were not even born when I was in college.

Their music just has a familiar sound to that time for me. 



 
Kaisersosay, Bill just immortalized your words in streaming audio space.  Made me look!  

Interesting comment.  I cannot think of anything from the 1960s and 1950s that makes think of the Shins.  But then perhaps you were in college in the 1940s?  

Regardless.  Nice pop music.   
LaurieinTucson
(Tucson,AZ)
Posted: Jul 15, 2016 15:51
 

Love your comments Bill. Give us more. Most DJs talk too much. You don't talk enough.
Cueburned
(Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Posted: Apr 02, 2016 10:35
 

Ahhh.  Music from before the crash. Luckily I walked away with copy of this CD.  
Kaisersosay
(Mighty Mighty Bostown)
Posted: Mar 04, 2016 13:04
 

When ever I hear a Shins song, It makes me feel like I am in college again. The funny thing is these guys were not even born when I was in college.

Their music just has a familiar sound to that time for me. 


coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Jan 25, 2016 19:52
 

Seeing them jam Shibuya's Club Quattro on this tour was to be enveloped in waves of powerful sound that penetrated to our marrow...
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Jan 06, 2016 19:08
 

                                  

                   God I give this surprisng horse back
             Just pending  a wedding invitation between Marianna
        I guess the guy is formerly was holed up near mezzo corona.
                
che_cavolo
Posted: Jan 01, 2016 14:41
 

Every song is a gem.

 

"Another afternoon of the goat head tunes,
And pilfered booze."