PKTrekGirl wrote:I am really jazzed about this album. I doubt it will match my favorite album of 2012 to-date (Van Halen), but if it comes even close on the awesomeness scale, I will be thrilled.
I have all their other albums and like them all a lot...so fingers crossed!
It's going to be leagues better than Van Halen. But, I hate Van Halen so... Haha
Well, yeah...if you don't like them to begin with, it's a bit hard to make a comparison.
But I'm pretty much a hard-rockin' kind of girl.
And most Van Halen fans will tell you that the new album is the best one they have put out in a really long time. I personally think it's their best one since '1984'...which is their best album. So you can imagine how thrilled I am with them right now.
But to put it in Shins terms...if this upcoming album is as good as Chutes Too Narrow, I will be one happy camper.
Chutes, for me, is The Shins best work to-date...and if this one meets or exceeds that standard, I will be very, very pleased.
I think The Shins have had some personnel changes though, haven't they? I think I recalled reading that a while back...although it was a while ago and my memory sort of sucks, as a rule. I have their 3 records...but I must confess that I don't keep up with them outside the music itself nearly as much as I keep up with bands at the top of my all-time fave band list. Sounds like you might know more about that sort of thing that I would. Do you anticipate any changes to the music style as a result of any personnel changes? Just curious!
In any case, I like The Shins enough to buy the next record. Hope it's a good one!