The Fruit That Ate Itself

Modest Mouse - The Fruit That Ate Itself
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Based on 31 ratings
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May 13, 1997 / Release Date
EP / Format
K / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Indie Rock | Depressive | United States

In the past few months i've been going through the Modest Mouse discography. And this ep over here..... It's not that good. It's not bad, it's not good, it's just okay.

The songs presented on The Fruit That Ate Itself are half-cooked filler. The ideas presented on the ep are very telling when it was made, that being when they were in their early post-hardcore/indie rock/midwest emo phase.

Now personally, as someone who doesn't like the bands ... read more
A heavily underrated EP that tracks the band's progression into more adventurous songwriting and soundscapes. Vital songwriting experience that would pay off later in the year on The Lonesome Crowded West

Favorite Tracks: Dirty Fingernails, Sunspots in the House of the Late Scapegoat, The Fruit that Ate Itself
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Track List

  1. Sunspots
  2. The Waydown
  3. Fruit
  4. Dirty Fingernails
  5. Sunspots in the House of the Late Scapegoat
  6. The Fruit That Ate Itself
  7. Way Down
  8. Summer
  9. Karma's Payment
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Added on: March 6, 2013