Critics Award of the Day (CAD): Kelefa Sanneh on The Shins

Kelefa Sanneh pulls down his first CADDY with this blithe little muse about the bittersweet, caramely goodness that is the music of The Shins, in his Times review of their concert at Terminal 5:

“New Slang” was the band’s breakthrough hit; it’s the one that was supposed to change Zach Braff’s life in the film “Garden State.” But the chorus is de-emphasized (the title comes from the second verse), and the best-known part is probably the wordless melody at the beginning and end. Maybe that’s why no one seems to be sick of it years later; it’s hard to get sick of a sigh.

Hhhmm…yeah…I suppose it is…


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