The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow (New Vinyl) (Limited Edition) (Orange Vinyl)



New sealed copy. 20th Anniversary Sub Pop LOSER limited edition on transparent orange coloured vinyl. Die cut jacket.

Chutes Too Narrow is the second studio album by American rock band The Shins. Produced by Phil Ek and the band themselves, the album was released on October 21, 2003, through Sub Pop. The album title comes from a lyric in the song "Young Pilgrims". The album was very well received by critics, garnering an overall score of 88/100 on Metacritic. As of August 2008 according to Nielsen SoundScan, they have sold over 393,000 copies to date.

Chutes Too Narrow features cleaner production standards than The Shins' "lo-fi" debut Oh, Inverted World. This is largely due to the album's being mixed by producer Phil Ek, who has also worked with Built to Spill and Modest Mouse. Chutes Too Narrow also departs from the band's previous keyboard-driven sound and shifts towards more emphasis on guitars.

The album also included violin parts on "Saint Simon", played by Annemarie Ruljancich, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording Package. The cover art was designed by Jesse LeDoux. The songs "Gone for Good" and "Those to Come" were used in the 2004 film In Good Company. "Those to Come" was also used in the 2005 film Winter Passing.


A1 Kissing The Lipless
A2 Mine's Not A High Horse
A3 So Says I
A4 Young Pilgrim
A5 Saint Simon
B1 Fighting In A Sack
B2 Pink Bullets
B3 Turn A Square
B4 Gone For Good
B5 Those To Come

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