Oh, Inverted World

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
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Based on 6 reviews
2001 Ratings: #11 / 180
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Based on 210 ratings
2001 Ratings: #66
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June 19, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
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Solid debut from one of my favorite groups of all-time. It has some great songwriting but just doesn't possess the same amount of energy and cheerful melodies that some of its successors would have (Chutes, Wincing, etc.)

Light 7/10
#4 - Albums that taught me when I was a kid >>> The Shins - Oh, Inverted World - 2001

" New Slang when you notice the stripes, the dirt in your fires" - New Slang

While the 90's are marked by Lo-Fi, the beginning of the 2000's are oriented or rather give a new breath to Post-Punk, while The Shins on their side had the idea to make indie Pop/Rock come back to something more melodic by revisiting the psychedelic and baroque pop of the 60's (Beach Boys etc..) triggered by ... read more
u know shit is going out the window when caring is creepy or new slang comes on
The quintessential Shins album. A true indie pop gem filling the mind with sunshine and dreams of summer.

Notable Songs: "Caring Is Creepy"; "One By One All Day"; "Weird Divide"; "Girl Inform Me"; "New Slang"; "Girl On the Wing"; "The Past and Pending"
Beautiful and unorthodox, Oh, Inverted World provides a dreamy soundscape of indie greatness.
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Track List

  1. Caring Is Creepy
  2. One By One All Day
  3. Weird Divide
  4. Know Your Onion!
  5. Girl Inform Me
  6. New Slang
  7. The Celibate Life
  8. Girl On the Wing
  9. Your Algebra
  10. Pressed In a Book
  11. The Past and Pending
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