Indie The Best The Shins Albums, Ranked  

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We're ranking the best The Shins albums of all time. One of the best performances on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, The Shins's discography features one Grammy nomination for their album Wincing the Night Away. What is the greatest The Shins album ever?

From their debut album Oh, Inverted World to their 2017 album Heartworms, this list of The Shins albums also includes Chutes Too Narrow and Port of Morrow.

Vote up the best The Shins albums, and vote down the ones that were disappointing.

Chutes Too Narrow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best The Shins Albums, Ranked
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1 10 VOTES

1. Kissing the Lipless
2. Mine's Not a High Horse
3. So Says I
4. Young Pilgrims
5. Saint Simon
6. Fighting in a Sack
7. Pink Bullets
8. Turn a Square
9. Gone for Good
10. Those to Come

Pitchfork score: 8.9/10

Release Date: 2003

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Oh, Inverted World is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best The Shins Albums, Ranked
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2 3 VOTES

1. Caring Is Creepy
2. One by One All Day
3. Weird Divide
4. Know Your Onion!
5. Girl Inform Me
6. New Slang
7. The Celibate Life
8. Girl on the Wing
9. Your Algebra
10. Pressed in a Book
11. The Past and Pending

Pitchfork score: 8/10

Release Date: 2001

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Port of Morrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best The Shins Albums, Ranked
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3 8 VOTES

1. The Rifle's Spiral
2. Simple Song
3. It's Only Life
4. Bait and Switch
5. September
6. No Way Down
7. For a Fool
8. Fall of '82
9. 40 Mark Strasse
10. Port of Morrow

Pitchfork score: 8.4/10

Release Date: 2012

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Wincing the Night Away is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best The Shins Albums, Ranked
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1. Sleeping Lessons
2. Australia
3. Pam Berry
4. Phantom Limb
5. Sea Legs
6. Red Rabbits
7. Turn on Me
8. Black Wave
9. Spilt Needles
10. Girl Sailor
11. A Comet Appears

Pitchfork score: 7/10

Release Date: 2007

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