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Album Review - The Shins: 'Oh Inverted World' 20th Anniversary Remaster

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Album Review - The Shins: Oh Inverted World 20th Anniversary Remaster (June 11, 2021)

20 years ago front man James Mercer and The Shins graced the alternative music scene with their first major record debut album Oh, Inverted World. The album proved to be an incredible release peaking on the Billboard chart at 14 and earning Gold status selling over a half a million copies.

The album featured several great singles including “Caring is Creepy” and “New Slang”, both of which were included on the soundtrack for the major motion picture Garden State which was directed by Zach Braff and was released in 2004.

20 years later, working closely with Mastering Engineer Bob Ludwig, James Mercer and The Shins are set to release their 20th Anniversary vinyl of Oh, Inverted World. Never quite being satisfied with the sound on the original due to his perfectionist nature, James made some changes that bring the album closer to what he originally envisioned 20 years ago and we must say he certainly didn’t disappoint! The new release will feature the same art on the album cover with cleverly inverted colors from the original art design. Other features for the album include handwritten lyrics and vintage photos to help all of us relive the exciting time 20 years later with the band.

Be sure to check out the 20th Anniversary edition of Oh, Inverted World which is set to release on 6/11/21 and is brought to us by Sub Pop Records. A huge congratulations to the band as they relive their great achievement and we listen to revisit their success that put them forever on our playlists 20 years ago.

Rating - 5/5

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