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Oh, Inverted World ~ the Shins
Oh, Inverted World ~ the Shins
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When I first popped in this cd I wasn't listening very carefully - still, I was blown away by the sound. The diversity of styles is impressive, and the album both captures a lot of great sounds from the 60s and develops an original, modern sound of its own. These guys can make great music. In particular, they can mix folky acoustic rhythm guitar with electronic effects as good as anyone else. And they can write good pop music.
The first thing that frustrated me with this album is the vocals. The melodies are nice, but its hard to catch the lyrics. For one thing, the vocal levels are a bit low in comparison with the other mid-range sounds. On top of that, there's a good deal of… Read more