The Lonesome Crowded West

Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1997 Ratings: #13 / 77
User Score
Based on 551 ratings
1997 Ratings: #5
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This album makes me want to make music, even if I doubt I could ever come close to it

The Lonesome Crowded West to me is about being stuck in a place you dislike, one that constantly seems to be changing for the worse. That feeling of being trapped in part by your own familiarity, and the feeling of being surrounded by so many people, yet still somehow being alone runs through the album's core. Sonically, Modest Mouse sound angry, vindictive, and just the slightest bit defeated across much of ... read more
Cowboy Dan is my favorite Rango character
Indie Rock | Introspective | United States

Me ranting about other reviews:

Hey guys! You know what really pisses me off! You don't? Well that thing that people do, when they review albums, where they claim something to be, for examble like calling this record "the bible for emo music." I mean we're all guilty of this, but cmon, this album, the bible for Emo. Really?
And it's not that this is inherently a bad way to describe something. It's not, but when i see ... read more
jesus this just clicked so hard
If Emo music had a bible or a golden example to follow, this would be it.

Honestly I don't know why I havent listened to this sooner. I guess because some of their more recent work has been off putting for me and that isnt the best starting place for a band as prolific as Modest Mouse. This thing was spotless from front to back. They never lost my attention for a second, and though I prefer the work of other Emo bands a little more, this album should not be overlooked at all. Easily one of the ... read more
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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
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Added on: August 22, 2012