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Performer: The Shins
Genre: Rock
Title: Chutes Too Narrow
Released: 2003
Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1958 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1135 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1790 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 328

Chutes Too Narrow is the second studio album by American rock band The Shins. Produced by Phil Ek and the band themselves, the album was released on October 21, 2003, through Sub Pop. The album title comes from a lyric in the song "Young Pilgrims". The album was very well received by critics, garnering an overall score of 88/100 on Metacritic. As of August 2008 according to Nielsen SoundScan, they have sold over 393,000 copies to date.

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Album · 2003 · 10 Songs. In the 2004 film Garden State, Natalie Portman’s character famously claims that listening to a track from The Shins’ debut record will change your life. That statement holds true for this sophomore effort from the Albuquerque, NM-based band. It’s a stellar display of ’60s-influenced indie pop wizardry spiked with sing-song melodies, jangly guitars and labyrinthine lyrics delivered in a giddy, breathless rush. Even when you can’t make out precisely what James Mercer is saying, the sentiment behind his words lands like an arrow to the heart. Chutes Too Narrow The Shins.

LP (12" album, 33 rpm). The Shins Format: Vinyl. There's something timeless about this album, something about its beautiful lyrics and poppy melodies that tells you that The Shins will remain fresh and good long after most of the other "the" bands (The Strokes, The Vines, The Hives) start sounding stale and tired. Just as some people can look good wearing unmatching thrift-store clothes, some bands can sound good with an album of wildly disparate songs.

Chutes Too Narrow, 2003. Chutes Too Narrow, 2003. Kissing the Lipless, 03:19.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Kissing The Lipless
A2 Mine's Not A High Horse
A3 So Says I
A4 Young Pilgrims
A5 Saint Simon
Violin – Annemarie Ruljancich
B1 Fighting In A Sack
B2 Pink Bullets
B3 Turn A Square
B4 Gone For Good
Pedal Steel Guitar – Kevin Suggs
B5 Those To Come

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Sub Pop Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sub Pop Records
  • Published By – Lettuce Flavored
  • Recorded At – Avast! Recording Co.
  • Mixed At – Avast! Recording Co.
  • Mastered At – The Lodge, New York
  • Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated – 13628


  • Bass, Guitar – Dave Hernandez
  • Design – Jesse LeDoux
  • Drums – Jesse Sandoval
  • Keyboards [Keys] – Marty Crandall
  • Mastered By – Emily Lazar
  • Mixed By – Phil Ek
  • Producer – Phil Ek, The Shins
  • Songwriter – James Mercer
  • Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica – James Mercer


© ℗ 2003 Sub Pop Records
All songs © Lettuce Flavored (BMI)

Recorded in James' Basement, Portland, OR and Avast! Studio, Seattle, WA, June-July 2003.
Mixed at Avast! Studios, Seattle, WA.
Mastered at The Lodge, NYC.

180g vinyl
Gatefold sleeve with lyrics and credits inside
Copies since 2007 also included an mp3 download card

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 098787062519
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): SP-625-1 A 13628 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): SP-625-1 B 13628 2
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SPCD 625 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow ‎(CD, Album) Sub Pop SPCD 625 US 2003
SPCD 625 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow ‎(CD, Album, RE) Sub Pop SPCD 625 Europe Unknown
SP 625 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow ‎(LP, Album, Red) Sub Pop SP 625 US 2003
SP625 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow ‎(10xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24-) Sub Pop SP625 US 2015
SP 625 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow ‎(LP, Album, Pin) Sub Pop SP 625 US 2003