Port of Morrow (2012) And then there was one: Only frontman James Mercer remains of the indie stars' original lineup. Thankfully, he and his new mates have conjured the… 2012-03-20 The Shins Indie Rock Columbia
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Port of Morrow (2012)

BACK IN ACTION Though only one original member remains, the indie rock band delivers one of their best albums
BACK IN ACTION Though only one original member remains, the indie rock band delivers one of their best albums
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Mar 20, 2012; Lead Performance: The Shins; Genre: Indie Rock; Production: Columbia

And then there was one: Only frontman James Mercer remains of the indie stars' original lineup. Thankfully, he and his new mates have conjured the band's best album in nearly a decade. Morrow offers a rejuvenated collection of aerated jangle pop and dreamy ditties in Port of Morrow. ''I know that things can really get rough when you go it alone,'' Mercer sings on lead single ''Simple Song.'' Good to know that it worked out in the end. B+

Best Tracks:
Aptly titled Simple Song
Endless-summer reverie September
Originally posted Mar 14, 2012 Published in issue #1199 Mar 23, 2012 Order article reprints