Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks got herself and the band in a tizzy when she said, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas," in 2003. Frank Micelotta/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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These songs will change your life back to the way it was before The Shins changed it the first time. Photo Illustration: Lars Gotrich; Photos: Brandon Feagan via Flickr hide caption

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The Shins' members take the time to stuff their songs with many discrete, memorable hooks. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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