Album Review: Broken Bells - Broken Bells

Album Review: Broken Bells - Broken Bells

Monday 29th March, 2010 10:25AM

In 2009, when it was revealed that Shins drummer Jesse Sandoval was fired from the band via a phone call, it seemed an uncharacteristically egotistical move on behalf of Shins mainstay James Mercer. Even more so considering that it was later exposed that Sandoval was removed because he wasn’t deemed a good enough drummer. But to give credit to Mr. Mercer, at least he didn’t carry over that bands name to his new project with Brian Burton (aka Dangermouse), which would have essentially seen him saying “I am The Shins”. Instead, the pair has opted for the alliterative Broken Bells, but that is where the differences end. Because make no mistake, Broken Bells debut is The Shins through and through.

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