Shrines is not about range, instead offering subtly different versions of a single, near-perfect idea. You might think of the album as a sculpture, and each track offers a different vantage point.
[...] and then “Grandloves”, with unwelcome guest vocals from Isaac Emmanuel of Young Magic, is like having a guy standing between you and the work, and he won’t stop talking on his cell.
That first comment reminds me of The Strokes’ Is this it?, which certainly felt like variations on a nigh perfect theme. Trying out Shrines now.