The Shins Chutes Too Narrow LP
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the February 2004 Issue of Stereophile!
"The Shins’ sophomore album is a joy from start to finish, though it’s rather
different from their 2001 leftfield pop genius stunner Oh, Inverted World. That
album was like a warm embrace from a long-lost pal. True to its title, all of
the songs were of a piece, seeming to inhabit one landscape, with an invitingly
similar sound throughout. Chutes is more far-reaching and decidedly eclectic.
Each song is essentially its own genre exercise.
1. Kissing the Lipless
2. Mine's Not a High Horse
3. So Says I
4. Young Pilgrims
5. Saint Simon
6. Fighting in a Sack
7. Pink Bullets
8. Turn a Square
9. Gone For Good
10. Those to Come