IMHO, the new album is great. First listen through, I was horribly disappointed. It's not really like anything from the albums I LOVE by Modest Mouse (This is a Long Drive..., Lonesome Crowded West, Sad Sappy Sucker). I think if I were to have heard this sixth months ago, I would have outright hated it. I wouldn't have been able to stand a band like Modest Mouse to deliver such poppy hooks. The Modest Mouse I fell in love with was the one that was lyrically driven (the lyrics didn't make a lick of sense, but it was great to ponder). But my taste in music has changed, I can now enjoy something this polished and socially acceptable. The lyrics are still there, for the most part, they just seem a little more upbeat and optimistic.
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2/23/07 at 3:46am