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Good News For People Who Love Bad News

Modest Mouse Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (329 customer reviews)
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1. Horn Intro
2. The World At Large
3. Float On
4. Ocean Breathes Salty
5. Dig Your Grave
6. Bury Me With It
7. Dance Hall
8. Bukowski
9. This Devil's Workday
10. The View
11. Satin In A Coffin
12. Interlude (Milo)
13. Blame It On The Tetons
14. Black Cadillacs
15. One Chance
16. The Good Times Are Killing Me

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It's hard to pinpoint the exact moment Modest Mouse started sounding like a real band. For the longest time, singer-songwriter Isaac Brock seemed to exist solely to defy the established rules, forging forward on sheer momentum and ingenuity. Even Pavement looked relatively ordinary in comparison to the band's early releases like 1996's This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About and 1997's The Lonesome Crowded West. But on Good News For People Who Love Bad News, the front man sounds like he's finally touching the earth, and the band--minus founding member and drummer Jeremiah Green--follows suit. A relaxed mood prevails, not so much in volume but in attitude. On the follow-up to the group's 2000 major label debut, The Moon & Antarctica, big sloppy melodies battle it out with brass on punky epics like "Float On" and "The Ocean Breathes Salty." The lyrics are simpler, the arrangements tamer, but the vitality remains. The prevailing mood is that Modest Mouse has pulled off something extraordinary here: a well-rounded, lovable record that doesn't sound anything like David Gray. --Aidin Vaziri

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Float On April 16 2007
By HG
Format:Audio CD
The album's about death. We'll all float on? The common misinterpretation is as follows: "Modest Mouse sold out and 'Float On' is the signature track of their apostasy." There are two kinds of Indie-snobs: dilettantes whose entire purpose of being is to lash out at any act seeking mainstream exposure - sadly, this section of Indie-snobs are becoming more numerous with every passing year and Indie-snobs that actually understand music. I am neither. But what I can offer is the obvious. Lyrically and musically, this album remains true to the band's Indie roots. True, its polished. Which might as well be the apocalypse for those nostalgic for the days of Sad Sappy Sucker and Interstate 8.

Lyrically, Issac Brock deals with some old themes: death, solitude, movement, and stillness. The album is dark, profound, and has a coherent conceptual unity; once again drawing a parallel to the band's best studio album, The Moon and Antarctica (contrary to those who worship Lonesome Crowded West). This album, however, falls short of the near-perfection that was The Moon and Antarctica. Its good nonetheless, radio play be damned. "The World at Large", by the way, shows how far Issac and company has come since songs like "Broke" or "Bankrupt in Selling". They aren't afraid of trying something new - ostensibly for a new crowd.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indie with a kick Jan. 8 2011
By Brian Ashe TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First Modest Mouse I have heard, recommended by my daughter, who likes only selected songs. Hey, this entire album rocks. For old rockers like me, the new indie stuff runs the gamut from absolute crap to sublime. Some groups run both ends on one CD. Not Modest Mouse. Almost all of this one gets onto my iPod.

Modest Mouse is rocky, soft, jazzy, harsh, harmonious, discordant, and provocative in turns and sometimes at the same time. One thing they are consistently is innovative. Just listen to "Satin in a Coffin". All baby boomers who are not deaf yet should listen to this one. It's too good to leave to the Gen-Xers, or their successors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grow up people.. April 21 2004
Format:Audio CD
The boys from MM aren't getting any younger and as we all get older and realize that life is short and we only get "one chance", we tend not to hate everything as much as we did in our confused, ignorant and angry youth. Yes this album is softer than their previous which I grew up with but I would be embarrased as a MM fan to hear a new album that didn't grow up with them. The natural progession for many artists is to start angry and evolve from there. I expect everyone who disses this album because it's "not the same MM" is probably in their teens and early twenties, still angry at a world impossible to understand but wait til they reach 27,28.. then they'll realize that it is impossible to understand and everyone just needs to relax and not sweat the small stuff.. like a new MM album. Just let the new, fresh artists play with angst and let the MM boys age and experiment kids...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good customer service June 26 2014
By Lindsay
Format:LP Record
My record skipped but is sure it was a manufacturers error and they were fantastic about the return etc.. I will definitely re order from them
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even better live!!! Aug. 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
One fantastic CD. How can someone put down a cd by saying it's "too creative"?! Anyhoo, this band is even better live. Check them out if you ever get a chance. It was definitely worth the $20 (which won't ever happen again) i payed for for their show.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Music in the buck June 29 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
One reviewer below suggested you need to be on drugs to enjoy this album?!!! Dude - with 5 stars I would have thought you would say something more positive about the music!?
So minus having to monkey with the funny stuff - is this just plain good music or not?
Well, you gotta decide that for urself... but you might want to try before you buy on this one. ;) You will thank yourself later, I promise you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars an expieramental cd May 1 2005
By nicole
Format:Audio CD
this cd deals with life, death, and afterlife.i loved the varietys of music and instrumental in it. anyone can enjoy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OFFICIALLY HOOKED ON THIS BAND! Feb. 27 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Amazing cd and amazing band. Buy this cd and check out their others. 10/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modest Mouse Should Be A God Among Our People
Modest Mouse Is the greatest band ever and after listening to songs from this album like Float On, Black Cadillacs, or One Chance you should automatically be in love with their... Read more
Published on Nov. 23 2005 by Come to the Dark Side We Have Cookies
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars -- Good Stuff
I am new to Modest Mouse, but upon repeated listenings have been impressed by this CD, actually in spite of the single, Float On (which is pretty poppish). Read more
Published on Jan. 21 2005 by B. Keith
2.0 out of 5 stars tragedy strikes
Modest Mouse is one of my all time favorite bands. It was Isaac's raw sound on earlier albums like Lonesome Crowded West and Sad Sappy Sucker that made the band unique and to me... Read more
Published on July 20 2004 by molly
3.0 out of 5 stars ALRIGHT!
After being let down by Modest Mouse's prior independent releases, I decided to give Good News a shot. I was not let down this time around. Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by Levi Stofer
5.0 out of 5 stars Evergreen Modest
After around a decade in the music industry, you would expect some bands to go saturated in their music but not Modest Mouse. Read more
Published on July 19 2004 by Nic
4.0 out of 5 stars cure the pepper
Float On blends the sauce of the Cure and the spice of the Peppers. A warm mix of the decadeant 80's and the slack of the 90's. Rejoice in the invention of the combination. Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by catdaddyslim
5.0 out of 5 stars Steven
You might be a idiot if you give modest mouse a 1 or a 2. Float on is one of the best songs I've ever heard. Read more
Published on July 18 2004
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