Good News For People Who Love Bad News

Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
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Based on 7 reviews
2004 Ratings: #13 / 300
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Based on 308 ratings
2004 Ratings: #19
April 6, 2004 / Release Date
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Sony / Label
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notbuzzzila
100
Oh my fucking god, oh my FUCKING GOD OH MY GOD, oh my god oh jesus christ. I could talk about this album literally all day. It's easily my favorite Modest Mouse album and one of my favorite indie rock albums of all time. Every song is perfect, it's one of those magical moments in music where everything is so carefully crafted that the end result is perfection. I don't say that lightly.

Also...alt-country? Is...is this album alt-country? Aight
amygoodall
88
I don't even care !
SarHeatCeadrest
87
This is and Lonesome Crowded West are where this band peaked. This album has sharp writing, cutting instrumentals and some interesting vocals. My only real gripe is that the vocals can be a little much at times, granted that applies to all of this band's music for me.
MasterCrackfox
87
This is an interesting beast from Modest Mouse. Arguably the album in which they started to play with a more radio-friendly an digestible sound than their previous work that has spanned across the rest of their careers (like it or not), this is not the standard and is rather merely the group experimenting with their sound in a way that was somehow capable of going mainstream. This was by no means the entire theme of the album that could have come across as "selling out" to die hard ... read more
Plats
87
While "Good News For People Who Love Bad News" doesn't have the same emotional heft as the previous records, it's still a fun, catchy and brilliantly-written breakthrough into the mainstream with some of Modest Mouse's biggest hits!

Fav Tracks: The World At Large, Float On, Ocean Breathes Salty, Bukowski, The Devil's Workday, The View, Blame It On The Tetons, The Good Times Are Killing Me, Black Cadillacs

Least Fav Track: Dance Hall

Score:
8.7
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Track List

  1. Horn Intro 
  2. The World At Large 
  3. Float On 
  4. Ocean Breathes Salty 
  5. Dig Your Grave 
  6. Bury Me With It 
  7. Dance Hall 
  8. Bukowski 
  9. This Devil's Workday 
  10. The View 
  11. Satin In A Coffin 
  12. Interlude (Milo) 
  13. Blame It On The Tetons 
  14. Black Cadillacs 
  15. One Chance 
  16. The Good Times Are Killing Me

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