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 0Posted on Apr 8th | re: Watch Real Estate Debut An Atlas Outtake In NYC (3 comments)

They also played a different B-side (not “Beneath the Dunes”) in Philly on Thursday night, but I don’t see that popping up anywhere. I also liked it more than this one.

 +4Posted on Apr 4th | re: Good News For People Who Love Bad News Turns 10 (44 comments)

A friend of mine told me about and had me listen to Lonesome Crowded West literally the day after I heard “Float On” for the first time. I was a sophomore in high school and had never heard of Modest Mouse before. I liked “Float On” and was intrigued by the band, but was honestly scared when I first listened to “Teeth Like God’s Shoeshine.” 10 years later, I have every Modest Mouse song ever released and I like both sides of Modest Mouse, poppy/slow and abstract/abrasive. Good News is a very good album.
It’s way past time that their next full-length comes out, and I’m still excited for it.

Last note: “Float On” sounds much better in context on Good News than it does just as a song on shuffle.

 +1Posted on Feb 28th | re: Watch St. Vincent On Colbert (16 comments)

I’m scared.

 0Posted on Feb 14th | re: Elliott Smith Albums From Worst To Best (61 comments)

YES (to your question).

 0Posted on Jan 2nd | re: Silversun Pickups - "Cannibal" (9 comments)

I don’t know what’s more surprising – the fact that SSPU already are releasing a greatest hits album, or that this new track is less than 5 minutes long.

 +2Posted on Sep 12th, 2013 | re: Premature Evaluation: MGMT MGMT (107 comments)

I’ll preface this by saying I really enjoy Congratulations for the most part, but for this album it sounds like there are a few moments that are worth savoring but otherwise it does sound meandering and unsatisfying. This could change with more listens, but honestly what I’ve heard doesn’t really encourage me to go back and listen to any or most of it again. If this is the music they want to make, who am I to say not to, but this album just doesn’t really connect with me. Sorry, MGMT.

 0Posted on Aug 21st, 2013 | re: Backtrack: Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West (13 comments)

Lonesome Crowded West is also my favorite MM album, save for perhaps Building Nothing out of Something.
I just wanted to make a point: I think they deserve recognition for making each of their albums pretty long (13-14 tracks, 60-70 min) without much filler.

 +1Posted on May 20th, 2013 | re: Chester Bennington Is Stone Temple Pilots' New Singer (8 comments)


 +2Posted on Apr 10th, 2013 | re: The 10 Best National Songs (198 comments)

You picked some good ones and some that don’t belong in the top 10.
3 of your biggest omissions, in my estimation, would be Mistaken for Strangers, The Geese of Beverly Road and About Today.

 0Posted on Apr 4th, 2013 | re: Watch The Flaming Lips Freak Out On Letterman (7 comments)

What are you talking about? Based on these two acts, Lip$ha would be the perfect name for an album by the 2 of em.