Is modest mouse the best rock band of this era.

Is modest mouse the best rock band of this era. I think they are extremely underrated because they never truly sold out and got huge. Their old stuff is the best of course some of my favorite music of all time

His voice and his lyrics are so good the instrumentals. It’s just has so much sovl

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Brand new is better

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I saw them tour together in 2016 and MM played maybe 2 new songs. It was pretty tight. They’re both two of the best bands of their era.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I love some of brand news songs some of my favorites but I love some of modest mouses albums. Long drive, lonesome crowded west, moon and Antarctica, even good news and we were dead before the ship even sank has some good songs. I haven’t really listened to there last 2 albums heard the singles didn’t like them to much and didn’t look the other news songs.

      I miss the fan made black and white music video of dukes up where the 2 girls are hitch hiking and showing some leg, it got taken down recently. Does anything have it somewhere

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >they never truly sold out and got huge
    What? Good News to No One's First EP period they were like one of the biggest indie pop bands. Mind it, I think they were also not nearly as bad in that period as some people think they were. It's just that after the EP there was a long hitaus during which Isaac had a drug and alcohol relapse and basically fired his brain. StO was very bad and combining a dissapointing release with it also being put out after a hitaus basically wiped them off the map.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I think they are extremely underrated because they never truly sold out and got huge.
    I hate this fucking song

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kek that's the first song I ever heard by them playing rock band 2 when I was like 14

      tbh I kinda liked it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's overplayed but it's a good song. Early 7 minute version is better tho.
      The best songs on Good News are The World At Large, Bukowski, Blame it on the Tetons (i know it's a kind off a rip-off of a Sonic Youth song) and The Good Times Are Killing Me.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Ice age heat wave can’t complain
        Take me back

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care about pop rock, maybe radiohead, but I still don't care

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Night on the sun is great

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the 9 minute version from the japanese Night on the Sun EP is better

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The band that actually fits that description is Built to Spill

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They are great anon here is a short song

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They didn't sell out it's true.
        But I don't understand why people prefer the early Built to Spill to early Modest Mouse at all. I liked the debut, Perfect From Now On and Keep It Like A Secret but I don't think any of these albums is even close to first two MM albums. The Lonesome Crowded West might be my favourite album period. There's sadness in Isaac's writing that's not present in Built to Spill. They're honestly kinda nerdy. And Isaac is a far better lyricist.
        I never get the jerk off around Perfect From Now On. Like yes, combining the indie rock sound with the suite structure usually used in prog is kinda cool but I find like half of the tracklist to be just okay. Randy Described Eternity is excellent tho so is Velvet Waltz and the closer. I don't think any song except for maybe Randy Described Eternity hit me emotionally as much as Cowboy Dan or Trucker's Atlas or Bankrupt on Selling.

        I deeply enjoy both bands to the point of digging through EPs and live stuff and side projects but I think Built to Spill fits the description better. Nothing Wrong With Love, Perfect From Now On and Keep it Like a Secret are roughly parallel with Long Drive, LCW and Moon in terms of quality, you could probably make a case for You in Reverse vs Good News as well, but Built to Spill never had their big Float On moment and kept putting out good stuff after the early 00's.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not a big fan of Nothing Wrong With Love. Their debut album tho is super underrated and is on par with Perfect from Now On to me even if it's not as intereseting conceptually.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah agreed on Wavers being excellent Get a Life is a top 5 BTS song for me. Nothing Wrong with Love is great though give Israel's Song a relisten maybe

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              it listened to TNWWL recently and I am still not a fan, it's not like bad but it's full of basically filler to me, songs that are passable but just not memorable at all
              I think the only songs from there I relisten to are Big Dipper, Twin Falls (with Some) and Stab

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                For me from Cleo to Stab is one of the most consistent streaks on any album in their discog, I find Some to be sort of a low point after the poppier opening tunes at the front and the burners at the end. Opinions I guess

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They didn't sell out it's true.
      But I don't understand why people prefer the early Built to Spill to early Modest Mouse at all. I liked the debut, Perfect From Now On and Keep It Like A Secret but I don't think any of these albums is even close to first two MM albums. The Lonesome Crowded West might be my favourite album period. There's sadness in Isaac's writing that's not present in Built to Spill. They're honestly kinda nerdy. And Isaac is a far better lyricist.
      I never get the jerk off around Perfect From Now On. Like yes, combining the indie rock sound with the suite structure usually used in prog is kinda cool but I find like half of the tracklist to be just okay. Randy Described Eternity is excellent tho so is Velvet Waltz and the closer. I don't think any song except for maybe Randy Described Eternity hit me emotionally as much as Cowboy Dan or Trucker's Atlas or Bankrupt on Selling.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I found the edit the sad parts video with the footage from the bridge. Anyone who has seen it knows what I’m talking about. I think it’s pure kino but it got banned from YouTube and other websites, however this one still has it
    Disclaimer video is beautiful and sad there are some people jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge to commit suicide. The video a mix of life and death it’s dark yet beautiful
    https://m.bilibili.com/video/BV1SW411L7bA?uid=42563153573431314C376241

    Gif of kitties mostly unrelated

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm old enough to remember MM was literally the biggest american indie rock band around. I'd say Arcade Fire were the only band able to surpass them in terms of popularity while (somewhat) mantaining their status as critical darlings. they might be underrated now though (but they absolutely weren't at the time).

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Modest Mouse was pretty big. Arcade Fire were on the same level of popularity, maybe a little bigger but they were much more influential in terms of indie pop sound. Basically invented "stomp clap hey".

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >
    they fucking rule, their new album is kinda okay, probably a 6/10 at most. In terms of their live shows, though, they've been fucking wrecking monstrous shit on their most recent tour. Saw them in New Jersey and it was great, Isaac hasn't been drinking too much before shows, not letting his guitar go out of tune, etc. Keep in mind that I'm a total fanboy for their music, but honestly the later half of their discography gets a bad rap. Sure it's very accessible or whatever, but if you dig into those albums like we were dead and strangers, there's at least a couple really good tracks there.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're the only band I've ever liked that I don't like now.

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