Review: Port of Morrow by the Shins

New members don’t necessarily mean a new sound, but you can be forgiven for thinking that the Shins took the opportunity to look at itself in the mirror. It’s safe to say that Port of Morrow is partly inspired by frontman James Mercer’s collaborations with Danger Mouse: the album still sounds like the Shins, but is more electronic. More accessible? Perhaps. It doesn’t feel as moody as their earlier work, or maybe it’s because the bleepy, drone-y bits give songs like “The Rifle’s Spiral” and “40 Mark Strasse” bounce. | 4/5

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