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Old Sep 17th, 2009, 11:02 PM        modest mouse.
they've definitely become my favorite band.

though they've changed a fucking lot over the years. they have a different style nowadays, definitely more radio-friendly and definitely more tom-waits-cabaret, theatrical, and much more upbeat. i don't like it as much, but it's awesome that they managed to change their style completely yet still manage to be a good band.

even their "throwaway songs" that never made it onto an album are better than the music most bands shit out at their best!



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Old Sep 17th, 2009, 11:20 PM       
This is the last time I've heard anything by Modest Mouse.
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Old Sep 17th, 2009, 11:49 PM       
Yeah but that one's a mash-up of one of their worst songs ever.
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Old Sep 17th, 2009, 11:57 PM       
Ehh. I was taken in in the beginning, but it was just pop music for me.
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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 12:08 AM       
Yeah, people associate them with that and it sucks. That's why bands suck once they become popular--people associate them with a certain sound and they get uninspired and have to bend to fit that mold.

Listen to some of their old stuff:

This one might be my favorite, ever. It's slow in the beginning, so you kind of have to bare with it. Basically at about 1:30 it starts letting go and then BOOM in one second the song fucking loses it and becomes completely awesome. A bunch of layers, high-pitched guitar, what sounds like Isaac Brock in the background shouting over and over again and it all blends very well.


This one is much more mellow and there's build-up that lasts for more than five seconds. The vocal parts do get a bit boring but once you get past the second (or third, I forget) verse it's all outstanding, so it's kind of like "Freebird" in that respect.
There is a definite "shit's about to get real" part in this song, though, it's about 3:15 when the high-pitched guitar comes in for a sneak preview, and then gets fuckin' comfortable.

I should be a shitty music critic.
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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 10:12 AM       
modest mouse are a better band than 95% of all bands today.

If you are going to START listening to them, go with this:


it's breaks you into them, I have their entire discography as well, and we're my favorite band for years.

if you like them a lot, then brock's side project Ugly Casanova will make you shit a pickle.(http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=3438489)
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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 11:37 AM       
oh man, side-projects.

I'm listening to M&A right now. I definitely don't like it as much as Long Drive or Lonesome Crowded West or Everywhere and his..., but it's got some outstanding lyrics throughout.
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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 12:26 PM       
ya M&A isn't my favorite either. I'd say Long drive is my fav, or maybe lonesome crowded west. If you like really obscure modest mouse get sad sappy sucker, it's like before they released any albums, full of little 30 second gems.
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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 01:42 PM       
That album is so burnt out to me. I listened to it a lot when it was new, so even if it's a song I like a lot (like that one, possibly my favorite off that album), I don't feel like listening to it.
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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 02:21 PM       
Yeah I know what you mean. That is the only song on that album Ill even listen to anymore.
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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 02:55 PM       
OH GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSES.

That album is superb.

Blame it on the tetons, bury me with it, dancehall, satin in a coffin, bukowski. it's damn good.
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Old Sep 18th, 2009, 06:41 PM       
Yeah. So good I over listened to it.

After going without it for a month or two itll be back.
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Yeah. So good I over listened to it.
Basically that. I've just heard it too much.
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Old Sep 19th, 2009, 10:38 PM       
i just got no one's first, and you're next and the only song that stands out to me is "the whale song." that song is fucking outstanding. the rest... not so much.

"king rat" would be much cooler if they included the video.
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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 05:10 PM       
i checked out ugly casanova. pretty interesting, sounds like a quieter modest mouse. i'll probably pick up the album the next time i buy music.
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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 05:39 PM       
yeah, it's worth it.
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Old Sep 20th, 2009, 05:45 PM       
I would listen to them, but I know this massive asshole that loves them. It's a stigma that I can't get over. And it sucks because I usually enjoy some of the more indie stuff, kinda like MM. I'd recommend Grizzly Bear.
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