Tuesday, October 7 2014
PopMatters' coverage of the 2000s' best recordings continues with selections spanning Swedish progressive metal to minimalist electro-R&B.
Thursday, December 23 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.
Thursday, November 18 2010
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
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's new album of B-sides and outtakes feels in no way like a collection of castoffs.
Thursday, December 13 2007
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
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...
Thursday, June 28 2012
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
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
“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
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
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.
Wednesday, December 5 2007
"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
"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."