- Summary: Phil Ek produced this sophomore effort for the Albuquerque-based group led by James Mercer (also of Flake), who wowed critics in 2001 with their 1960s-flavored debut 'Oh, Inverted World.'
- Record Label: Sub Pop
- Genre(s): Indie, Pop
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|Kissing The Lipless|
|Called to see if your back Was still aligned and your sheets Were growing grass all on the corners of your bed But you've got too much to wear on...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
MojoIt sears through the essence of what makes this band special, the brave voice and ebullient delivery of singer-songwriter-guitarist James Mercer. [Apr 2004, p.98]
Q MagazineA leap forward. [Apr 2004, p.120]
Under The RadarSounding even sparser in instrumentation and sonic flavor than the previous record, Chutes often comes across like a Mercer solo project. [#5, p.104]
Nov 3, 2010I know like me a lot of people got into this band after watching Garden State. I did and I am not ashamed of that! I love this band even todayI know like me a lot of people got into this band after watching Garden State. I did and I am not ashamed of that! I love this band even today where their sound might not have aged well. I remember this album very fondly because the music was perfect for me for the time and what I was going through in life.… Expand
JonSJun 18, 2005Excellent.
jsDec 31, 2003How super. Enjoyable from the very first listen.
JaneWDec 6, 2005Delicious!
AlexandreSJan 7, 2005I heard "new slang" in "garden state" and decided to test the album.i virtually fell in love with each track, and i usually dont fall for I heard "new slang" in "garden state" and decided to test the album.i virtually fell in love with each track, and i usually dont fall for music...but oh my god is this great!… Expand
Sep 6, 2014This is more for people who didn't learn about the shins in "The Garden State" (not that there's anything wrong about that). Although not asThis is more for people who didn't learn about the shins in "The Garden State" (not that there's anything wrong about that). Although not as good as Oh, Inverted World, still an amazing album. Simply a pleasure to listen to.… Expand
tylerApr 28, 2005It sucks.
Published: December 15, 2009Our best of the decade coverage begins with a look at the top-rated albums and artists of the past 10 years. Who finished on top? A band from Austin, and a record that was 37 years in the making.
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