We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank

Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2007 Ratings: #220 / 670
Year End Rank: #21
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Based on 209 ratings
2007 Ratings: #125
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March 20, 2007 / Release Date
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Sony / Label
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This is my personal favorite Modest Mouse album. It could be nostalgia completely blinding me, but I loved this back in third grade and I love it just as much now. People As Places is still one of the best tracks in the band's entire discography.
It's obvious that they're still going for the same commercial sound on "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank". But it still has the same outstanding songwriting, manic vocal delivery and great production that's present on their previous records. The nautical theme and guitar work from Johnny Marr are also nice additions.

Fav Tracks: Little Motel, March Into The Sea, Parting Of The Sensory, Missed The Boat, Spitting Venom, Dashboard, People As Places As People, Fly Trapped In A ... read more
it's just one of those rare MM albums that I don't love the crap out of. It's kinda all over the place creatively (not in a good way though) and it's really hard to just sit down and enjoy.

Strong 5/10
I love this album as much as their older ones, if not more.
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Track List

  1. March Into The Sea
  2. Dashboard
  3. Fire It Up
  4. Florida
  5. Parting Of The Sensory 
  6. Missed The Boat
  7. We've Got Everything
  8. Fly Trapped In A Jar
  9. Education 
  10. Little Motel
  11. Steam Engenius
  12. Spitting Venom 
  13. People As Places As People 
  14. Invisible

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