Monday, November 24 2014
The reissue of the debut album from the band that would become the Shins showcases a raw indie rock sound that bridges that gap between '90s alternative and poignant post-millennial indie pop.
Thursday, September 1 2011
With a wide variety of music coming from five different stages in one of the nation's most beautiful locations, the only problem was trying to catch as many bands as possible.
Tuesday, March 23 2010
Broken Bells may not supersede either Mercer's or Burton's respective main gigs, but as a side project that felt implausible to hit as markedly as it has in the first place, it's a minor victory for both parties involved.
Thursday, January 7 2010
Sunday, September 30 2007
The world is better for every new pair of ears that gets turned on to Of Montreal and Ted Leo. The only real question is this: do you really need this album to begin with?
Thursday, January 18 2007
Can't sleep? The Shins know how you feel. They're probably the reason why.
Friday, April 22 2005
refuse to rush anything. Nothing wrong with that.
Wednesday, April 6 2005
The feeling is recognizable and certain. Exhaustion. It's a great band, on autopilot.
Sunday, October 19 2003
The Shins dare to take some chances on this CD, and their boldness winds up elevating this album over their first one by a considerable margin.