Saturday, February 20, 2010

You gotta hear this one song...

I have to admit I'm not the biggest Shins fan in the world, but I do enjoy them from time to time, and when they hit, they hit hard. I didn't cheese all over myself with their 2001 debut Oh, Inverted World like most of my peers (I'll take Chutes Too Narrow or the pre-Shins Flake Music any day), but there are some moments on that album, one in particular, that are simply breathtaking. To quote Natalie Portman's character from Garden State, "You gotta hear this one song, it'll change your life, I swear..." Indeed. New Slang is easily one of the most haunting songs ever strummed and "oohed," and if it doesn't change your life you must already be dead.

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