Where to begin....well for starters this cd is REALLY bad. I love Modest Mouse (Lonesome Crowded West still being the most played cd of my collection), but this is bad. Listening to Worms Vs. Birds I thought 'This is pretty good' then I heard the rest of the cd.
I for one, do not see a brilliance here. There is one song that he just repeates Ping Pong! Ok possibly funny for 5-10 seconds but its almost a minute long. Issac's voice always is on a thin line of beautiful and intolerable (I know sounds weird but really its the truth). The biggest problem is the overall lack of song stucture, not to say that it has to follow the same formula, but seriously! Nothing holds the songs together, and the emotion for me just isn't there like it was in songs like trailer trash, or anything like LCW.
Anyway, Sad Sappy Sucker, not even compared to LCW, is unlistenable at best. There are amazing Modest Mouse material, this however, isn't one of them.