Great find, thanks
On the Water was one of my favorite albums of 2011, all their stuff is great really. Glad to see them getting some pub
Deafheaven “Sunbather” is my tops so far, though Daft Punk’s RAM isn’t too far off
The Bear, They Ran, Nashville to Kentucky, Old Sept Blues, If All Else Fails, War Begun, Picture of You, I Will Be There When You Die, By My Car, Butch Cassidy, I Think I’m Going to Hell
At Dawn, Lowdown, The Way That He Sings, Death Is The Easy Way, Hopefully, Bermuda Highway, Just Because I Do, If It Smashes Down, I Needed It Most, Phone Went West, Strangulation!
all worth repeating
On the Beach is an absolute masterpiece
I love Good News (“The View,” “Ocean Breathes Salty,” “One Chance,” sooo good), but I just don’t find myself returning to it and listening to it all the way through as I do Lonesome Crowded and Moon and Antarctica.
For me, it’s more like you’ve got 3 tiers:
Tier 1 – ‘LCW’ and ‘Moon and Antarctica’ – Pretty much untouchable all the way through
Tier 2 – ‘Good News,’ ‘Building Nothing,’ ‘Long Drive’ – Excellent, excellent stuff, but I find myself skipping around or not finishing the record
Tier 3 – ‘We Were Dead,’ ‘No One’s First,’ ‘Sad Sappy Sucker,’ etc. – Still great (We Were Dead and No One’s First in particular have some killer tracks), but just not as consistent overall
I was just gonna say the exact same thing about BNOS at #3. Never Ending Math Equation, Interstate 8, Broke is just such a killer way to kick off a record.
So so so so sooooo happy to see a Modest Mouse list – and one that has Lonesome Crowded West at the top to boot!
On almost any given day it’s a toss-up for me, between LCW or Moon and Antarctica, but overall Lonesome Crowded is darker, rawer, and more visceral, and ultimately that’s the music I find myself gravitating towards more often than not. Both are desert island discs though.
As a Hoosier, I am eternally happy to see “Suedehead” at the top of this list. Morrissey riding a tractor is the greatest thing ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AvuweztG4Q