If you are looking for a modest mouse album, don't look to Ugly casanova for an answer. Yes it is the side project for Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse and it is a lot like some Modest Mouse songs, but it is also much diffrent. Its clear that it is the work of Brock who does the lions share of song writing for Modest Mouse, but there are so many elements that seperate it from his work in Modest Mouse. The producer from Modest Mouse's "the Moon and Antartica" also produced and played on "Sharpen Your Teeth", which also gives this album a bit of the Modest Mouse sound. The songs are involved more with total sound, not just sounds of guitars, bass, and drums. There are a variety of instruments used such as clarinets, keyboards, slide guitar, banjo, harmonica, drum machines, violin, mandolin, organ, and a fiddle. It is easy to see the similarities to Modest Mouse through the harmonies, voice overs, reverb, twisted an ironic lyrics, and many other elements. Ugly Casanova never really rocks at any point like Modest Mouse. There are also other vocals on tracks other than Isaac Brock's including John Orth, Tim Rutili, and more. The song "Spilled Milk factory" almost sounds a little like Ween for a minute. There are a lot of different sounds from psychadelia, country, rock, and some beats mixed in , which combine beautifully. All in all if you are looking for another Modest Mouse album, this isn't it. If you enjoy Modest Mouse chances are you'll like this album and notice some familiar elements. Its a different kind of album to say the least. Just get it and give it a chance.