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Under the microscope.

Poor Shins. Given their pronounced delicateness, when Natalie Portman proclaimed “The Shins will change your life!” in Garden State, it was hard to suppress the urge to call for a nurse and some screens. Fortunately, the Albuquerque quartet have survived the attention to produce a solid third LP that’s not the assault on the mainstream some feared Portman had presaged. The production is smoother, but when Sleeping Lessons morphs from an opiate dream to a riffing stomp with such exhilarating economy, or Red Rabbits wraps drunkenly swaying strings around yet another firmament-bound chorus, you can forgive an occasional excess of slickness.

Chris Power 08 February 07 rating of 3 and 1/2
The Shins – Wincing The Night Away, released 12 February 07 on Transgressive.
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just 3 and a half stars? post 2
comment by outmoder    Feb 15, 2007
i'd give it a strong 4. though the first 2 albums are both 5 out of 5.
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awesome post 1
comment by squibblebobble    Feb 13, 2007
i love this album..just cheers you up for the day...i think maybe the 1st album might edge it...buuut no complaints..bought it 1st day out...awesome!!!!

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