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Album of the Day (Ep. 2): The Shins - Wincing the Night Away

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Published on Sep 28, 2012

My review on The Shins' 2007 album, Wincing the Night Away.

Verdict: A catchy, quirky, very intresting sounding rock album with some diversity from the world of pop music.

Rating: 8/10

Fav. Tracks: Sea Legs, Sleeping Lessons, Phantom Limb, Australia, Turn On Me, Spilt Needles, Red Rabbits, Girl Sailor

Producer: Joe Chiccarelli, James Mercer
Label: Sub Pop Records

Personnel:

The Shins are:
James Mercer - vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizers, ukulele, banjo, cat piano, percussion, beat and MIDI programming
Marty Crandall - synthesizers, organ, bass, percussion
Dave Hernandez - lead guitar
Jesse Sandoval - drums

Additional Musicians:
Chris Funk - lap steel on "Red Rabbits" and "A Comet Appears", hammered dulcimer and bouzouki on "A Comet Appears"
Eric Johnson - backing vocals and piano on "Girl Sailor"
Anita Robinson - backing vocals on "Phantom Limb" and "Turn On Me"
Paloma Griffin - violin on "Red Rabbits"
Niels Gallaway - French horn on "A Comet Appears"

Additional Assistance:
Jason McGerr, Marisa Kula, Chris Jones, Bob Stark, Brian Lowe, Brian Vibberts, Kendra Lynn, Wes Johnson, Pete Tewes

Chris Funk appears courtesy of Capitol Records
Anita Robinson appears courtesy of Barsuk Records

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