Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Catalog#: 82876 86139 1
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album (New)
Style: Indie Rock
Performer - Eric Judy , Isaac Brock , Jeremiah Green , Joe Plummer , Johnny Marr , Tom Peloso
Producer, Mixed By - Dennis Herring
Notes: Issued in gate-fold sleeves.
A1 March Into The Sea (3:30)
A2 Dashboard (4:06)
A3 Fire It Up (4:34)
A4 Florida (2:57)
B1 Parting Of The Sensory (5:34)
B2 Missed The Boat (4:24)
B3 We've Got Everything (3:40)
C1 Fly Trapped In A Jar (4:29)
C2 Education (3:56)
C3 Little Motel (4:44)
C4 Steam Engenius (4:26)
D1 Spitting Venom (8:27)
D2 People As Places As People (3:42)
D3 Invisible (3:59)
Much like Lonesome Crowded West with Teeth Like God's Shoeshine blaring loud and strong at the start, March Into the Sea really kicks off the album, and is one of the best on the album. The rest of the album doesn't let up.
Frankly, I don't see where people get selling out. In my mind, they've simply been progressing forward. Each album explores a different sound, and in each album that sound gets exhausted. If they continued to use any one album's sound, we would all complain they have no innovation and all their songs sound the same. (look at Mechanical Birds and the end of Polar Opposites...a third and thats what we all would be thinking)
With that over, I've listened to this album a couple times, and with each listen get into it more. Modest Mouse is one of those bands you need to keep listening to, you can't expect to "get" them on the first listen. I only liked one or two songs on Lonesome... and now I love them all.
I do think this is more of a return to their older work, not simply a third chapter in what began at Moon & Antarctica and continued with Good News, but it does sound like them with an entirely new one.
Modest Mouse - March Into The Sea
Modest Mouse - Little Motel -
Modest Mouse - Parting of the Sensory
Modest Mouse Florida -
Modest Mouse - Fly Trapped In A Jar
modest mouse always comes up with the weirdest, most awesome stuff
Modest Mouse - Steam Engenius