- Audio CD (Sept. 23 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Single, Import
- Label: Sub Pop
- ASIN: B0000C23CY
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
|1. So Says I - Shins, The|
|2. Mild Child - Shins, The|
|3. Gone for Good (Alternate Version) - Shins, The|
The title track is from the Shins' sophomore album "Chutes Too Narrow: a richly melodic rant ("In our darkest hours/we have all asked for some/angel to come/sprinkle his dust all around..."). Nice solid stuff, though hardly their best. "Mild Child" is a pretty, slow melody. And the alternate version of "Chutes"'s "Gone For Good" has a more countryish feel.
The sweet, harmonious music of the Shins can mask anger, depression, or just plain weirdness. They're in pretty good form in "So Says I"; each song is pleasant but not outstanding, including the twangier "Gone" and swirling, slightly peculiar "Child." It's a more rock-based single, rather than the electro-indiepop sound the Shins are known for, and it's a fairly good departure.
"So Says I" is a pleasant but unexciting diversion for the Shins fan. An interesting look at a few odds and bits from this talented indie band.