WHAT WE WERE LISTENING TO IN 2007
Wincing the Night Away
This record was a perfect storm of what made the Shins great: perfect power-pop tunes, quirky lyrics and the odd one to make cry to in your bedroom. In the flush of their first hipness, LCD Soundsystem released Sound of Silver, which includes the song that sums them up: the irrepressible All My Friends. This one grabbed the headlines with its ‘pay what you want’ release, but that would have been for nowt if it was a stinker. Fortunately, it’s a classic.