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Chutes Too Narrow is The Shins' 2003 follow-up to their debut album, Oh, Inverted World. The album title comes from a lyric in the song "Young Pilgrims." The album was generally well received by critics, garnering an overall score of 88/100 on Metacritic. According to Nielsen SoundScan, they have sold over 393,001 copies to date.

Chutes Too Narrow features cleaner production standards than the "lo-fi" Oh, Inverted World. This is largely due to the album's being mixed… read more



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  • rarely heard an album that is as consistently good as this one
  • Perfect Album!
  • An album that needs much more credit!
  • very very very very very very very good
  • Their best work. [2]
  • Better than the first if not just because it doesnt have filler like your algebra on it
  • Their best work. Strong songs from start to finish - never a weak moment. There are very few albums I can say that about.
  • This album doesn't get enough credit. the Shins are brilliant.
  • used to love playing with the sleeve to this album, rad tunes all the way through!
  • Probably their best album. good crossover album into the new sound.

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