Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
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Dylan620
June 6th 2019


5871 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Listened to "Ocean Breathes Salty" while driving by the ocean a couple nights ago :D

Demon of the Fall
June 6th 2019


33968 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah I'll go backwards and lap up those juicy looking classics (hopefully), the only other album of theirs I've heard is 'We Were Dead' (which is inconsistent compared to this).

MarsKid
Emeritus
June 6th 2019


21035 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

We Were Dead is also my least favorite MM. It essentially feels like Brock & co. wanted to make a straightforward indie rock/alt rock album full of catchy hooks and guitar lines. They succeeded, but at the cost of their signature sound. Good News always gets pointed towards as poppy, which always struck me as odd considering how odd it can get and how much more mainstream We Were Dead's sound is.

Ryus
June 6th 2019


37020 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

demon check everything before this



your mind will be blown

theBoneyKing
June 6th 2019


24457 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Probably just because this has "Float On", because you're right that while this is poppier than their previous stuff it has some pretty wacky, almost vaudevillian stuff.

Demon of the Fall
June 6th 2019


33968 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I've always seen this as a little bit of an oddball release, it's not exactly a straight up indie pop/rock album. Agreed on 'We Were Dead'.

Gyromania
July 17th 2019


37147 Comments


the world at large, float on, and ocean breathes salty is such a strong opening trio

MarsKid
Emeritus
July 17th 2019


21035 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Now this is the kind of discussion that thaws my cold heart. The flow/synergy those tracks exhibit is ridiculous.

Larkinhill
July 17th 2019


7808 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah that opening three track run is so good.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 17th 2019


60608 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Perfect opening [3] always found it a little odd that the World at Large is compositionally an extended intro to Float On yet also a stronger song

Gyromania
July 17th 2019


37147 Comments


i wouldn't necessarily call it stronger. i always play them both back to back, even if i don't listen to the whole record. also there's so much good shit on here, not just the openers, but they're def a highlight.

Pikazilla
July 17th 2019


29837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The fact that Demon rated this higher than M&A greatly pleases me. Good call. Also, lovely album.

Demon of the Fall
July 17th 2019


33968 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I’m not sure that’s a good indicator of quality.

Pikazilla
July 17th 2019


29837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I just find it nice to agree with people, especially about subgenres of music I am not well versed in.

Artuma
July 17th 2019


32773 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"They succeeded, but at the cost of their signature sound"



it's literally the same sound as here. you could say they lost part of their signature sound on this album but it wasn't essentially for much worse imo

MarsKid
Emeritus
July 17th 2019


21035 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Listen to this and We Were Dead back-to-back, there are very clear differences.

Pikazilla
July 17th 2019


29837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Are you called MarsKid because you like Mars bars

MarsKid
Emeritus
July 17th 2019


21035 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Honestly? It just sounded good at the time.

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
July 17th 2019


60608 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"They succeeded, but at the cost of their signature sound"

Mmhm it's more like they kept their signature sound and filtered it through bigger arrangements, Talking Heads vibes and Johnny Marr

Pikazilla
July 17th 2019


29837 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Honestly? It just sounded good at the time.



Damn, I was expecting a cool backstory.



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