- The Moon & Antarctica

Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on 6 reviews
2000 Rank: #5 / 99
USER SCORE
89
Based on
251 ratings

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98
Pitchfork

You officially have not heard Modest Mouse until you have heard their major label debut. The growth, bravery, and confidence are staggering for a trio that most recently hammered through a song about "doin' the cockroach." 

90
AllMusic

Their most cohesive collection of songs to date, The Moon & Antarctica is an impressive, if flawed, map of Modest Mouse's ambitions and fears.

70
NME

'Dark Centre Of The Universe' - the album's centrepiece - shows the Mouse at their awkward, contrary best. Frustrating. Stubborn. But always charming.

May 1, 2017
NR
Worst concert ever. The soundman had the the sound rigged for a stadium. However, they played a small concert hall. The noise was painful. No one could hear a word. The laser lights were expertly aimed at the crowds eyes to blind us. The sound was so deafening and distorted we had to leave early, and we are not concert virgin chickenshits. Some no talent clowns who fancy themselves musicians think that the louder they are, the better. I'll put it this way: After their show in Lawrence KS, there ... read more
Oct 30, 2016
29
On November 19, 1863, standing on the bloodstained battlefield of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most significant and best remembered speeches in American history. At the conclusion of the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln stated “that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain…that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom…and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the ... read more
Feb 16, 2017
Valefor
94
From the very strong beginning to a slightly undertone middle, this album proves to be fertile ground for any sort of quirk Isacc Brock had not yet previously explored in his music. I might prefer the much happier tones from the following GNFPWLBN, but in this record the result is nothing short of unforgettable.
Oct 9, 2016
NR
They continue the excellence of The Lonesome Crowded West by releasing another exceptional record.
Aug 30, 2016
mxruss
95
Arguably their best release (well, I think anything up to Building Nothing Out of Something is amazing..), The Moon & Antarctica is where Modest Mouse really reflect themselves. This album starts off with 3 incredible songs-3rd Planet, Gravity Rides Everything, Dark Center of the Universe-and it just continues to impress. Not to mention that the album artwork/song titles are awesome as well. Kinda sucks how downhill Modest Mouse fell, but at least we can enjoy this masterpiece of an album.
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# 3 - Pitchfork
Track List
  1. 3rd Planet
  2. Gravity Rides Everything
  3. Dark Center Of The Universe
  4. Perfect Disguise
  5. Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes
  6. A Different City
  7. The Cold Part
  8. Alone Down There
  9. The Stars Are Projectors
  10. Wild Packs Of Family Dogs
  11. Paper Thin Walls
  12. I Came As A Rat
  13. Lives
  14. Life Like Weeds
  15. What People Are Made Of
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