AOTY 2021

The Moon & Antarctica

Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2000 Ratings: #3 / 112
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Based on 688 ratings
2000 Ratings: #12
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CRITIC REVIEWS

98
Pitchfork

You officially have not heard Modest Mouse until you have heard their major label debut. The growth, bravery, and confidence are staggering for a trio that most recently hammered through a song about "doin' the cockroach." 

90
AllMusic

Their most cohesive collection of songs to date, The Moon & Antarctica is an impressive, if flawed, map of Modest Mouse's ambitions and fears.

70
NME

'Dark Centre Of The Universe' - the album's centrepiece - shows the Mouse at their awkward, contrary best. Frustrating. Stubborn. But always charming.

ARollingStone
NR
Indie Rock | Introspective | United States
9.5
Masterpiece

"Everything that's keeping me together is falling apart"

When i first heard about Moon & Antarctica it was on RYM. The person who had mentioned it, presented it in a fashion that made me very interested. So i gave it a listen and i was disappointed. This person had presented it as this masterpiece, that was sonically and lyrically fascinating. And i remember liking the first few tracks, but really nothing else. So i ... read more
SnowyFighter
80
I'm now questioning the universe after listening to this

Modest Mouse is a band that I've always liked. I grew up listening to "Good News For People Who Love Bad News" which is an album that I especially love from this band. That album and "The Golden Casket" were the only two I had heard until now. I never really dove into their earlier stuff for some reason, and I'm not sure why, but I'm glad I finally decided to listen to this. Honestly, this album had me worried a bit ... read more
jcbal97
30
*yawn* Wake me up when this thing will be over so I can take a listen to this new masterpiece by Justin Bieber
Doofy
98
I really enjoy the more philosophical/existential ramblings and overarching themes of this release ahead of any other Modest Mouse effort.

Some of the greatest lyrics of all time buried deep in this one.
Tielur
97
You can smell the brilliance coming from this record.
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