The Lonesome Crowded West
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1997 Ratings: #13 / 68
User Score
Based on 181 ratings
1997 Ratings: #5
November 18, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Up / Label
Calvin Johnson, Isaac Brock, Scott Swayze / Producer
Indie Rock / Genres
Your Review
Jan 25, 2018
Worth a Listen
Oct 14, 2017
I often wonder what the best album I have never heard might be. This used to be it.

The first time I heard this album, my immediate response was, "this is Modest Mouse?". Prior to this I had heard Float On and a few random tracks. I though MM were fine, nothing more and certainly not a band responsible for one of the greatest all time indie rock albums.

From the blast of an opening through the last notes this is why music is great. This album takes you places that few can. I ... read more
Dec 14, 2016
Can't believe I never listened to this album before. Favorite Modest Mouse record for sure.
Oct 30, 2016
Love the diversity of this album. You've got long and short songs, hard hitting and soothing ones. It's really a good collection.
Oct 17, 2016
Fav Tracks: Trailer Trash, Truckers Atlas, Teeth Like God's Shoeshine, Doin' the Cockroach
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#3/Consequence of Sound
Track List
  1. Teeth Like God's Shoeshine 
  2. Heart Cooks Brain 
  3. Convenient Parking 
  4. Lounge (Closing Time) 
  5. Jesus Christ Was an Only Child 
  6. Doin' the Cockroach 
  7. Cowboy Dan 
  8. Trailer Trash 
  9. Out of Gas 
  10. Long Distance Drunk 
  11. Shit Luck 
  12. Truckers Atlas 
  13. Polar Opposites 
  14. Bankrupt on Selling 
  15. Styrofoam Boots/It's All Nice on Ice, Alright

Added on: August 22, 2012