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Everywhere A/H Nasty Parlor Tr [EP]

Modest Mouse Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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1. Willful Suspension Of Disbelief
2. Night On The Sun
3. 3 Inch horses, Two Faced Monsters
4. You're The Good Things
5. The Air
6. So Much Beauty In Dirt
7. Here It Comes
8. I Came As A Rat (Long Walk Off A Short Dock)

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Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks, an eight-song EP from Modest Mouse, is a mellow affair. The release combines old tracks from Night on the Sun (an out-of-print vinyl-only EP), remixes, and outtakes from the The Moon and Antarctica sessions along with a couple new songs. "Willful Suspension of Disbelief" is a sedated intro that didn't make it onto Moon, but it sets the perfect tranquil mood to introduce this disc. Although the new track "You're the Good Things" builds intensity with quickening drumbeats and front man Isaac Brock's tension-filled vocals, most of the songs on this album float in a dreamier state. "The Air"--producer Brian Deck's remix of several Moon tracks collaged together--is a woozy instrumental jam that enters experimental, electronic territory. Brock gets sensitive on "So Much Beauty in Dirt," exclaiming that there's "so much beauty it could make you cry" over stripped-down guitars and subtle psychedelic effects. While Brock's distinct vocal and guitar style makes this most definitely a Modest Mouse product, Everywhere is a relaxed evolution for Modest Mouse, a drift down the indie-rock back roads, an Americana-meets-post-rock revisioning of their old sound. --Jennifer Maerz

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!! Dec 2 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on a whim. Not necessarily an uninformed whim, as I had previously bought the moon and antartica on a whim and loved it, but a whim nonetheless. I came across it browsing through the vinyl section of a local record store, and when I took it home and popped it onto ol' dusty (my name for the record player) and sat back with some buddies and listened to it, I found it to be one of the best albums I'd ever listened to. The thing that excited me most about the album was the Modest Mouse instrumental "The Air", it is one of the most relaxing songs to listen to ever, it's the kind of song that you'd lie back on the couch and listen to, and it harkens back to the greatness of Pink Floyd. Bouncy tunes like "Here it comes" and "so much beauty in dirt" are energetic, optimistic, and catchy. Basically, every song has its own personality, and they are all, as the name suggests, absolutely brilliant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music for a Rainy Winter July 18 2004
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It cracks me up that "purist" Modest Mouse fans give this album a lower rating because it isn't like Building Something Out of Nothing or A Long Drive or Lonesome Crowded West or Moon Over Antartica. To me, that's like complaining that Radiohead's The Bends isn't anything like Pablo Honey or that Kid A isn't anything like OK Computer. What makes Modest Mouse and Radiohead awesome bands is that they experiment with sounds while still staying true to their own creative direction. Their sounds change. If you want Modest Mouse to keep re-releasing versions of Lonesome then I say you don't really appreciate the full scope of their music.
On Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks, Modest Mouse sounds like they're playing a small club on a mellow Thursday night in the middle of a Northwest rainy winter, not tearing up The Showbox on a sweaty Saturday night in the heat of summer. The two gems are Night on the Sun and Here It Comes, although every song is fantastic with one notable exception: #5. This is a bit of a stinker. I skip it every time because it sounds like filler. That said, the stripped down sound and slower tempo of this album is a striking contrast to other MM albums, and equally satisfying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars folk done modest mouse style June 21 2004
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admittedly, Im not the biggest fan of modest mouse. I dont own all of their albums, Ive never seen them live, I dont like Good News...(which alot of people dont. I dont even own the thing) and I certainly am having a hard time finding any of their indie releases in the area I live in. So since you the reader know I have only a small experience with the beauty that is modest mouse. that being said, this is a phenominal EP. basically take the snippets between some songs on the moon and antarctica and multiply it times 7 and bang heres the album. its rather trippy and definitely a headphone listen. the songs blend well with each other, some of them could even be on the album. my only qualm with this album is that it doesnt sound too great in a terrible system (but what album does?) and I came as a rat and the mix of songs off of the moon and antarctica should not have been included. the mix is a little interesting, but I admit I didnt know it was a mix at first.
buy it, its a nifty album. definitely listen to it at night.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Clever, clever... April 29 2004
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Upon visiting my local record store I asked the knowledgeable clerk (a la High Fidelity) what the best darn tootin' Modest Mouse recording is. He snapped his CD dusting fingers and without hestitation declared Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks their finest. I had only previously heard the current single on the smelly corporate radio station in L.A., and this group of tracks WHOOOOOOSH!! swept me away. Simple, pleasant melodies paired with clever lyrics and fatalistic dreamery is an inept way to decribe this CD that has not left my changer for three months. It rests between spins alongside other current favs (read: if you like...you will like...) Franz Ferdinand, Elefant, Mum, and The Stills.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Mellow Modest Mouse Nov. 6 2003
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I agree with some of the other reviewers that this is not the best place to start if you want to get into the Mouse. I recommend Building Nothing Out of Something if you want to do that. Everywhere is a mellow side of Modest Mouse rarely seen on the other recordings. The remake of I Came As a Rat is great and is one of the many gems on the album. I oonly gave it 4 stars because it is not as accessible as THe Moon and Antractica, and one has to admit that was a hard album to follow up. Never the less, this is a good album for anyone lookin for laid-back, relaxed Modest Mouse.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quiet, Trippy, ... badass. Sept. 3 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is my favorite MM cd. i can listen to it over and over again and never get sick of it. 'You're the Good Things' is a really great song which includes a catchy tune then jamming into a really badass rock out. 'The Air' is a slow tripped out song thats good to listen to (while under the influence). 'I Came as a Rat' is a classic MM song that everybody loves. This cd lacks the good catchy tunes that i, personally, dont like. Most of the songs are really slow and quiet, but are good to listen to when chillin with friends at night.
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4.0 out of 5 stars the icing on the cake on the table at my wake July 28 2003
Format:Audio CD
Yeah, it's only 35 minutes of leftovers from "The Moon and Antarctica," but a plate of scraps from Isaac Brock's kitchen is still bound to be tastier and more filling than a full spread from, say, Chris Martin or John Mayer.
For as much as I love the "classic" Modest Mouse sound, I especially like the stripped-down, subdued feel here; it's good for a certain mood. If nothing else, it's worth the price of admission for "You're the Good Things." Don't buy this before you get any other MM albums--but do buy it.
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