Wincing The Night Away

The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2007 Ratings: #49 / 653
Year End Rank: #29
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Based on 143 ratings
2007 Ratings: #47
January 23, 2007 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

CLJesse
87
Yummy normie music
charlie17
79
Really well produced and laid back indie rock tunes.
Best tracks: Sea Legs (sounds like a mix of moon safari and is this it), Split needle(the electronic strings sound great),
Worst tracks: Red rabbits(not to interesting)
79/100(good)
MasterCrackfox
84
One of my all time favorite indie-rock albums for god knows what reason, The Shins craft something truly breezy and fun that never fails to bring out good feelings out of me whenever I listen. Mercer has a melodic and intimate sounding voice that is largely underappreciated in the indie-scene, and on this record it is guided by dazzling production that conjure up a light feeling in the listener. Rarely do I allow my feelings to guide my review of an album too heavily, but the ability for this ... read more
CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
HoodieBraden
93
One of my favorite albums of all-time. Wincing The Night Away is such a masterwork that it sounds almost unrecognizable to its two Shins' predecessors. This album isn't the best indie rock album ever, or even the best of the decade, but it's my favorite indie record because it's such a joy to listen to. It has such light-hearted tone while disguising its clean production and intimate lyrics.
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Year End Lists

#8/Q Magazine
#11/Gigwise
#12/NME
#14/MOJO
#20/Drowned in Sound
#24/SPIN
#26/Paste
#27/No Ripcord
#45/PopMatters
#48/Treble

MISC LISTS

#13/NME (2000s)

Track List

  1. Sleeping Lessons
  2. Australia
  3. Pam Berry
  4. Phantom Limb
  5. Sea Legs
  6. Red Rabbits
  7. Turn on Me
  8. Black Wave
  9. Spilt Needles
  10. Girl Sailor
  11. A Comet Appears
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