i heart the shins. james mercer's voice has high ranking on my favorites list. it just doesn't get much
better – live or recorded.
i got oh, inverted world when it came out in 2001 and i remember unwrapping the disc in the parking lot of the brand new amoeba records in hollywood and falling in love right then and there.
i love that their sound's evolved but they're still rad. when coldplay's parachutes came out a hundred years ago i remember having the same full-body-reaction to it – instant love. but it's been such a steady decline for me with their music and now i don't even care about their new releases. they're not the worst – and change is inevitable – but they just changed too much for this girl. though i still love their old sound and always will.