The Good, The Bad and The Shins

I got two new CDs today, The Shins' Wincing the Night Away, and The Good, The Bad and The Queen's debut album.

The Shins' new album took to my liking right away. Though I like their 2003 album, Chutes Too Narrow, much better. It's just hard to top that one. As for The Good, The Bad and The Queen, it's the new project of Damon Albran (Blur, Gorillaz). The band's line up also consists of former members from The Clash, The Verve, and Africa 70. After listening to it twice, I still couldn't get the album (I think Albarn is talking about London). But the music sounds weary, gloomy, and too artsy for my taste.