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Thursday, December 23 2010

The Best 20 Re-Issues of 2010

The year's best re-issues are highlighted by a trio of rock gods in the Stones, Lennon and Bowie as well as a bona fide American jazz genius and a bevy seminal '70s and '80s British bands.


Reviews

Thursday, November 18 2010

Modest Mouse: Sad Sappy Sucker / The Fruit That Ate Itself

Modest Mouse reissue Sad Sappy Sucker and The Fruit That Ate Itself, both works that give an interesting glimpse into the band's early days -- and one definitely worth the time to listen.


Tuesday, July 27 2010

Modest Mouse: 18 July 2010 - Knoxville, TN

Most of the crowd was so involved in the idea that they were seeing Modest Mouse live that they didn't seem to give much of a damn about the sound quality. They were in the palm of Brock's hand the whole night.


Thursday, August 6 2009

Modest Mouse: No One's First and You're Next EP

Modest Mouse's new album of B-sides and outtakes feels in no way like a collection of castoffs.


Thursday, December 13 2007

Modest Mouse: 16 November 2007 - Norman, OK

Yes, faithful friends, Isaac Brock is human, however much he strives to achieve the persona of a deft, but thoroughly imbibed, alien.


Tuesday, May 22 2007

Modest Mouse -- Part 3: We Still Have the Radio

In the final installment of PopMatters' immodest Mouse debate, Ryan S. Henriquez gets down to brass tacks, using a recent live show to examine the Good News and see if the ship's really sunk...


Blogs

Thursday, June 28 2012

Governor's Ball Music Festival: 24 June 2012 - New York

Day 2 at Governor's Ball NYC presented a maturing festival--in both its lineup and execution. And that was a good thing.


Monday, February 28 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Styrofoam Boots / It’s All Nice on Ice, Alright”

The Lonesome Crowded West ends on a note of comfortable abandon, with Isaac Brock momentarily shrugging off his existential questions for a well-deserved drink.


Monday, February 21 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Bankrupt on Selling”

“Bankrupt on Selling” manages its melancholy with an expert hand, making it one of the most moving tracks on an album full of full-steam heartwrenchers.


Monday, February 14 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - "Polar Opposites"

On "Polar Opposites", Isaac Brock and Modest Mouse turn frustration into energy, anthemizing listlessness in a way that only the best of rock ’n roll music can do.


Monday, February 7 2011

A Long Drive: Modest Mouse - “Truckers Atlas”

If The Lonesome Crowded West is an album born of and fixated upon car culture, “Truckers Atlas” is the engine at the heart of it. Jack Kerouac, take a seat and learn something.


News

Wednesday, December 5 2007

Modest Mouse is modestly happy

"It's not fair to a record to go in married to one idea," he says. "You've got to keep it a little loose in case things want to develop in a different direction."


Tuesday, May 22 2007

Modest Mouse's gritty style intact after commercial hit

"It's the most family-like this whole band's felt since it was just a three-piece when we were younger," Brock says. "I think the whole band is a lot more comfortable right now."


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