Chutes Too Narrow

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2003
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 179 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 179

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  1. TrevorR.
    Nov 6, 2003
    5
    Blah, rather boring, not as catchy or addictive as their first album.
  2. EricF.
    Dec 6, 2004
    5
    Overrated! Yeah, some of the songs are really great, but this album has just too much hype surrounding it. It's just a simple pop album: nothing groundbreaking, nothing special. Verse/chorus/verse yadda yadda.
  3. TimE
    Jan 13, 2005
    6
    Not groundbreaking, not even that great! There's a reason this band got little airplay!!!!!
  4. Joris
    Jan 21, 2007
    6
    Not one of the best albums ever made, gets a bit too mellow overall with some standouts inbetween. However "So Says I" is one of the best songs in a long time. Thank The Shins for that!
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 90
    You don't expect progression from such evident classicists, but there's a new clarity, poise and refinement. [Apr 2004, p.107]
  2. On Chutes, Mercer’s voice is singing right next to you, and the change works wonders.