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Old 05-06-2009, 01:24 PM   #31
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It's always worrisome when there is a lineup change in a band, especially one where they've been together for so long. Hopefully it won't be too much of a difference, but still, kind of makes you wonder how this next album will be.
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I guess The Shins are the new Wilco.

At least the mystery girl who showed up in a TV appearance with them during the last tour hasn't joined the band. I draw the line there.
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But don't expect to hear much moping around on the new album. "It's a lot more up-tempo stuff," he said. "I haven't really got any real ballad-y stuff right now. I've got 30 songs and none of them are real slow. I think maybe, I'm not so melancholy lately. I'm real happy. I've been lucky in love and I've got a wonderful kid now and things have been going well.
I like the sound of this new stuff. And I'm happy that he's happy.
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Also, this thread is funny. It jumps from a post LM made in 2006 about the new album release date to a post by Scumbo in 2009 saying that they left Sub Pop.

What happened to the discussion of the album? I think Wincing The Night Away kicked a lot of ass. Phantom Limb owned my ears for the first few weeks after it came out.
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I happen to think Wincing The Night Away is their best album so far but don't listen to me, I'm Canadian...
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I happen to think Wincing The Night Away is their best album so far but don't listen to me, I'm Canadian...
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I like their first two records enormously as well, but Wincing had a whole new level of maturity that showed they can do a lot more than write a cute and catchy tune.
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No moping on their next album? But "Pink Bullets" is the best song they've done.
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They need to just start printing this on the back of Canadian dollar bills.
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In elfa we trust?
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You need to get your user name changed to elfa.
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meh, I like elevated_u2_fan, besides everyone is shortening their usernames lately... LemonMacphisto is just a bunch of letters all of a sudden - scary times we live in

Also, I would also like to submit that Gone For Good is one of their best songs.
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Also, I would also like to submit that Gone For Good is one of their best songs.
Right again. I love to sing that in the car at the top of my lungs. Try it. It's a good time.
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elfa's always right

I like their first two records enormously as well, but Wincing had a whole new level of maturity that showed they can do a lot more than write a cute and catchy tune.
I unfortunately do not agree. Actually, I couldn't disagree with both of you more on this. I'd easily rate it dead last. Don't get me wrong, I still love it, but they pretty much shunned the sound that made them popular in the first place. Obviously, bands like this are put in a tough situation where it's difficult to still keep being "the best lo-fi indie pop band" if that means you're still unknown and aren't selling as many albums as you think you could be. Similarly, there's probably only so much room to play in with that sound. Granted, it was pretty obvious with Chutes Too Narrow that they were going to continually move onto a more "produced" sound, and away from the lo-fi aspect, but I unfortunately felt like they lost a lot of the personal touch that made even the lesser songs on the first two albums appealing. Similar to the complaints I'd give U2, I felt like some of the production made a few of the songs on Wincing feel a bit like clunkers, as they'd lost the human aspect that made them so appealing in the first place. The alt. version of Spilt Needles from the Phantom Limb single, for example, was much more immediate, enjoyable, and "Shinsy" than the final album version.

Again, there really isn't a song from Wincing I'd say I don't like (though Red Rabbits is probably one of the worst things they've ever done), but I'm an uberfan so that's not saying much. I just worry that with 2 of the original members gone now, the possibility that they could get even further from what made me love them in the first place, that I could end up incredibly disappointed. Oh wells, I still have high hopes as Mercer is a hell of a song writer.
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Wait, what?
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I love Red Rabbits.
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