The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

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Oh, Inverted World is the debut studio album by American indie rock band The Shins, originally released in June 2001 by Sub Pop Records.

Oh, Inverted World is a definitive indie rock album of the 2000s not just because of its thoughtful, tuneful songs, but also because of the vivid portrait it painted of indie culture. It’s the sound of realising there's more to life than being a smart-arse, but also not being ready to open up completely.

Album opener, "Caring Is Creepy", sums up the typical indie response to emotional situations with its title alone, but it also introduces James Mercer's delicate, dryly witty take on that attitude. Hyper-literate lyrics suggest someone who's better with words than with feelings, yet Mercer's high, wavering tones prove otherwise. Caring might be creepy, but it's hard to avoid.

The rest Oh, Inverted World chronicles this post-ironic vulnerability, wrapping it in jangly guitar pop that echoes the Kinks, Zombies, and Beach Boys. This may not be the most innovative sound, but it makes Mercer's boy-meets-girl, boy-runs-away, boy-comes-back, girl-runs-away travails all the more familiar and relatable. The strength of the album's songs are can't be overlooked. "Know Your Onion" practically jumps out of its skin, bursting with British Invasion riffs and angst that goes way beyond adolescence; "New Slang" tempers a yearning that curdles into bitterness with a beautiful melody and a ghostly falsetto coda. More importantly, all of Oh, Inverted World's songs hang together in an immensely satisfying way.

Oh, Inverted World is so full of ideas and emotions, and so fully realised, that it’s hard to believe it's just 33 minutes long.

Check out the tracks: “New Slang” and “Know Your Onion!”. 

This limited edition LP reissue with insert and digital download is pressed in the USA on black vinyl.

(098787055016)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Caring Is Creepy

3:20

A2

One By One All Day

4:09

A3

Weird Divide

1:58

A4

Know Your Onion!

2:29

A5

Girl Inform Me

2:21

B1

New Slang

3:51

B2

The Celibate Life

1:51

B3

Girl On The Wing

2:50

B4

Your Algebra

2:23

B5

Pressed In A Book

2:55

B6

The Past And Pending

5:22

SKU 098787055016
Record Label Sub Pop Records
Label / Model # Inertia
Catalogue Number SP 550
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 01 January 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 19 June 2001
Barcode # 098787055016
Shipping Weight 0.2150kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Printed Insert, Reissue, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Indie Rock
Format VINYL LP

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