This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

Modest Mouse - This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
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Based on 495 ratings
1996 Ratings: #63
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SnowyFighter
79

I like long drives honestly. It does suck having nothing to think about though

Finally gettin around to finishing their discog, I came back to the beginning. I skipped this one and I literally don’t know what I was thinking but I’m here at least right? Anyways, this is a very good album. For a proper debut, there are so many absolutely stunning tracks here. That being said, there are definitely some snoozers, but mostly I am loving most of this. I’m surprised with how ... read more

AtTehDriveThru
100

When I listen to this album, I will always, without fail, forget that this is indie rock played by 3 dudes plus the occasional cello or backing vocalist. I feel like this is an ambient album to driving out on the road in the middle of nowhere. And if you can do that with just a few instruments and lyrics, you deserved to be praised

Jallen2035
86

So much happening on this album, yet, it gets better with each listen. Performances are fantastic and is a completely unique debut.

VanillaCult
85

FAVORITE TRACKS: DRAMAMINE, BREAKTHROUGH, LOUNGE, BEACH SIDE PROPERTY, TUNDRA / DESERT, TALKING SHIT ABOUT A PRETTY SUNSET, MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY / MECHANICAL BIRDS.

LEAST FAV TRACK: SPACE TRAVEL IS BORING.

jakeywakey
92

This is a long drive for someone with nothing to think about is exactly how the title sounds. You just drift off somewhere else once you click play. "Dramamine" hits you with this melancholic nostalgia that you've never felt before. The opening riff hits you like a truck on a busy highway. Then after Dramamine, the whole album just lifts you to emo heaven. Isaac Brock's screaming on tracks like "Beach Side Property" or "Head South" aren't just your typical scream. ... read more

90

Perfect album to listen to while walking in the rain :)

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Added on: November 12, 2012