Wincing The Night Away (studio album) by The Shins

Wincing The Night Away by The Shins
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-01-23
Overall rank: 692nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 473 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2007 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (111th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (692nd)
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The Shins bestography

Wincing The Night Away is ranked 3rd best out of 6 albums by The Shins on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Shins is Chutes Too Narrow which is ranked number 338 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,851.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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From 04/20/2021 00:04
The highs are among the best songs the band has ever made! The lows are very middling. I feel like Sea Legs could be cut down by a minute. Phantom Limb, though lyrically great, is musically tedious. The album feels more produced than the previous two, but it also feels the most alternative than just indie.

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From 12/04/2020 22:05
Doesn't have the impact of the first 2 albums. Builds on the same style that the Shins have adopted but doesn't introduce anything radically new or different. If this had been their first album I might well have thought it the best but it isn't and therefore I don't. The songs are consistently good throughout but like all Shins albums the best is front ended. Sleeping Lessons, Australia and Phantom Limb being closely followed by Sealegs. (Sounds like a horse race commentary).
This album was supposed to be more musically diverse and experimental than the previous two but this objective was never set high enough as the end result was never going to change the world.
Maybe James Mercer thought the same as the group was disbanded shortly after, later to be reformed with different personnel
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60/100
From 01/07/2018 18:17
Not as strong as the previous albums, but has a few good songs.
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From 06/04/2016 04:17
Somewhere between Brian Wilson and Morrissey with the lyrics for me.
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From 07/20/2015 22:20
Less well-regarded by most Shins fans. Still, this was my first and probably my second-favorite. A Comet Appears makes the entire album.
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70/100
From 12/12/2014 13:54
My least favorite Shins album. Given I really like the other three, I don't mean it in a bad way, it's just not as strong. It has way too many songs that are just decent, it's nice to listen to (after all, it's the Shins), but every time I listen to it I feel like it has too much filler

There are some great songs in it though, Australia and Phantom Limb are excellent, and Turn on Me and Spilt Needles are pretty good
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From 11/28/2013 05:04
Good album!
Nothing really stands out too much, but there are no inverses either.

74/100
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From 09/27/2013 06:00
extremely underrated in my opinion.. every song is memorable and important
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From 07/03/2013 13:08
"Little to no melody of significance." I think you listened to the wrong album bro.
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