Modest Mouse

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Modest Mouse – Bowery Ballroom, NYC 11/17/2006

I believe I have mentioned in the past how much I love compilations, somewhere…And I think my love for compilations is so grand that I can say it again, I love compilations. There I feel better now.

So I was listening to the new Modest Mouse album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank…Unfortunately at this moment in time I can’t say I am into it at all, so you won’t hear any songs from their new album here. But I do like the older stuff of Modest Mouse, as I was checking out some compilations I came across some tracks that remind me of the Modest Mouse I love.

I would love to hear what some of you think of their new album…If you have heard it chime in and lets hear what you think.

mp3: Heart Cooks Brain (mp3 expired)– Modest Mouse
Find it on Lonesome Crowded West 1997, Everything Is Nice Matador Records 1999

mp3: A Life of Arctic Sounds (mp3 expired)– Modest Mouse
Find it on Building Nothing Out Of Something 2000, Slaying Since 1996 2006


8 Responses to “Modest Mouse”

  1. Wayne on March 24th, 2007 11:23 pm

    I am quite enjoying the album, it has a few weak songs and doesn’t measure up to their classic stuff. But overall I think it is very good and shows that there is still some gas left in the tank.

  2. Rich on March 25th, 2007 10:26 am

    Mixed feelings so far. Probably on par with the new Wilco. I like it more than the Arcade Fire album.

    Other than Andrew Bird and maybe The Shins and Of Montreal, the records from the big names this year aren’t blowing me away.

  3. Don't Need Anything on March 25th, 2007 11:21 am

    i didnt like the record much to start with but i actually like it LESS every time i listen to it. its almost as big of a mess as issac is himself these days.

    but that doesnt make me love “talking shit about a pretty sunset” any less

  4. Anonymous on March 25th, 2007 2:22 pm

    if any other band released this album, the reviews would be far better. But because it’s modest mouse they’re held at an impossible standard. Bands grow and change to stay fresh rather than produce songs that sound the same every single time; ie damien rice. We were dead before the ship even sank is a solid album

  5. Anonymous on March 25th, 2007 4:23 pm

    I agree with Anonymous above – change is a must to evolve, stay relevant. If you leave some people behind, so be it – maybe they’ll catch up.

  6. Rachel on March 25th, 2007 7:54 pm

    Expectations kill everything…I agree. I am not saying their new album is banned from my music library…I just hear something in a slightly different tune than someone who loves this album…You can hear the band working towards an evolved sound, but I don’t hear them there yet. They will take this music on the road where the band will continue to expand and experiment until it all just comes together.

  7. mjrc on March 26th, 2007 3:18 am

    speaking of the road, i got tickets to see them in may–$36 apiece! yikes. so they’re definitely moving up in the world in the eyes of the establishment.

    i like the cd OK, although in all honesty i haven’t played it since i first put it on, but that may have something to do with my daughter’s hijacking it. : )

    i like the new masthead–lovely blue color, which i suppose matches your mood of yesterday?

  8. coxon le woof on March 26th, 2007 5:36 am

    All these comments worry me.

    I’ve only heard ‘Dashboard’ and really like it. But a lot of the reviews have been panning it. Maybe it’s a grower or maybe it’s just gonna divide people.

    It’s not exactly on my high priority purchase list.

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