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The Best The Shins Albums, Ranked

Updated February 7, 2019 142 votes 53 voters 1.6k views5 items

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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.

  • Wincing the Night Away is listed (or ranked) 1 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
    32
    6
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  • Chutes Too Narrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best The Shins Albums, Ranked
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    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
    28
    6
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  • Oh, Inverted World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best The Shins Albums, Ranked
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    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
    23
    2
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  • Port of Morrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best The Shins Albums, Ranked
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    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
    20
    10
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