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: #211 / 653
Year End Rank: #21
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Based on 179 ratings
2007 Ratings: #88
March 20, 2007 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

amygoodall
70
good
Plats
83
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
JayCrackers
79
Modest Mouse become more radio friendly with We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank and with that has to come some form of sacrifices and that really is that none of the songs here don't really compare to there older work expect a handful but this is still a great record and is probably alot of people's first modest mouse record.

TRACK REVIEW

March Into The Sea 8/10
Dashboard 8.5/10
Fire It Up 8/10
Florida 8/10
Parting Of The Sensory 8/10
Missed The Boat 8.5/10
We've Got Everything ... read more
notbuzzzila
78
Might not like it as much as I do if it wasn't my first Modest Mouse album. Florida is really cooooool
MasterCrackfox
73
Similar to Good News for People Who Love Bad News, the group continue to develop what is their more radio-friendly and digestible sound while still incorporating the oddness that made them stand out from the rest of their contemporaries. However, this feels like a younger brother follow-up that never hit the same gear that Good News does, with tracks that are middle-of-the-road affairs in which their previous work has no such middle-of-the-road work. Admittedly, had this been a record released ... read 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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