Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
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TheWrenKing
March 17th 2015


1713 Comments


The Ground Walks is pretty much The View redux.

Sowing
Moderator
March 17th 2015


43940 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

A lot of songs on here are retreads. I like Lampshades a lot, but I can't believe more people aren't talking about how the cornerstone ba ba ba's are sung in the exact same tone, same inflection and order, as The World At Large.

Toondude10
March 17th 2015


15183 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lampshades is alright, but I agree with that Sowing. I kinda noticed it too.

Artuma
March 17th 2015


32762 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

holy mother of god pistol is the worst song i've ever heard

Mongi123
March 17th 2015


22034 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I think they were going for that with that one though haha

TheWrenKing
March 17th 2015


1713 Comments


Oh definitely, kinda sounds like a Christmas carol (the ba ba ba's), or maybe that's just me.

FUbrenden
March 17th 2015


28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Honestly, I'm just happy to hear a new collection of songs from MM. It's pretty funny that the singles on this album have come closer to trumping the other tracks more than on any other album they've released. This is Modest Mouse for the people. A starting point into their exciting world of indie rock!

Sowing
Moderator
March 17th 2015


43940 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I totally get being happy just to have new MM. And it's a good album, I have been listening to it a decent amount lately. Just not up to the standard of anything they did on or before The Moon & Antarctica. We Were Dead...was the closest they came to getting on that same level but even in doing so they kind of went all out accessible.

Toondude10
March 17th 2015


15183 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah Pistol is probably the worst song on here

Mongi123
March 17th 2015


22034 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I think it's beautifully bad haha it makes me laugh xD

Sowing
Moderator
March 17th 2015


43940 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I said in my review it's almost so bad it's good. Almost.

Mongi123
March 17th 2015


22034 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yea I really don't think they could make a song that bad, it really seems self aware.

Mort.
March 17th 2015


25062 Comments


yeah just checked Pistol.

treading the line between brilliant and ridiculous haphazardly

TedSchmosby
March 17th 2015


782 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this just makes me want to listen to any other modest mouse album

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
March 17th 2015


16588 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

'I like Lampshades a lot, but I can't believe more people aren't talking about how the cornerstone ba ba ba's are sung in the exact same tone, same inflection and order, as The World At Large. '



p sure its fan service, along with the line 'find another planet make the same mistakes'

smh sowing

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
March 17th 2015


16588 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

false fan imo

adr
March 17th 2015


12097 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

you're not a fan if you don't five all their albums tbh





mryrtmrnfoxxxy
March 17th 2015


16588 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

a nice hottake re:p4k review from reddit:



"modest mouse has been around for like a while during which time this album was not around. but now this album, which was previously not around, is now around. now, after 2830 days of waiting, it feels more like we could have only waited 750 days, because this album doesn't go in any new directions, but i'm mad that they don't sound like classic modest mouse. in lampshades on fire, their music sounds familiar. suspicious. on ansel, it's different. suspect.

cowboys, sounding a lot like the beatles because they also had a few songs with acoustic guitars, has stupid lyrics. 'cowboys tiptoe in the snow after cowboys?' like what? where's isaac brock? who am i

the best room, a raucous techno hit, might have been about a ufo sighting according to the title of an article that i read on google. whatever it's some really great hard rock metal pop, and really really awesome also too. never mind awkward*

within the first eighteen seconds of sugar boats, i was annoyed and had already formed my preconceptions. same with pistol, which is definitely bar none the worst song that isaac brock has ever written. i mean, i dont even get it where am i

i feel like i listened to this album once until someone told me to start publishing my opinions. this album is modest mouse cementing themselves as something or whatever and this rating is less than what i gave chief keef and lupe fiasco because whatever fuck you i'm a goddamn professional"

look4light
March 17th 2015


1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Probably their most dejected and honest work to date.

emester
March 17th 2015


8271 Comments


Really wanted to like this, but its just doing nothing for me. :[



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